Payroll Specialist

Mulberry, Florida
Finance & Economics (Business and Financial Operations Occupations)
Job Type
Temp to Perm
Working Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
US$ 17.00 - US$ 18.00 per hour
Ref. Number
Keilty, Alicia, Spherion
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Job Description

The Payroll Specialist is responsible for ensuring timely and accurate payroll processing. This includes auditing and finalizing weekly time data, biweekly payroll processing, verifying incoming pay information (bonus, commissions, etc.) absence tracking, off-cycle checks/adjustments, creating and submitting payroll reports, and other authorized payroll transactions.

Full-cycle bi-weekly payroll and time data processing. Includes but is not limited to input, payroll auditing, distribution, records maintenance, and wage garnishment processing
Process monthly commissions and bonuses
Reconcile payroll prior to transmission and validate confirmed reports
Review and respond to requests including wage verification inquiries, wage assignments, levies, and garnishments as necessary
Serve as a point of contact for basic inquiries and requests, such as; direct deposit, requests for pay statement copies, and W-4 withholding
Identify and research errors on payroll checks; resolve basic payroll discrepancies regarding pay, time worked, deductions and time off
Interpretation of pay policies, i.e., vacation, LOA, disability, workers compensation, withholding exemptions, and ensure appropriate amounts/deductions are calculated and applied accurately and timely
Prepare federal and state tax reports and payments (tax deposits, garnishments, unemployment, etc.)
Prepare and process off cycle payments as needed
Perform analytical troubleshooting for payroll opportunities and discrepancies
Compile statistical and payroll data from a variety of sources (e.g. time sheets, salary adjustments, leave balances, tax deposits, etc.) for the purpose of providing summaries to other entities.
Prepare and distribute year-end tax documentation (W-2???s, 1095???Cs, W-4???s, etc.) with established policies and regulatory deadlines.
Prepare a variety of payroll related documents (e.g. ACH transfers, voluntary and involuntary contributions, verification of employment and salary, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
Involved with testing the payroll system (Lawson) to ensure that changes and enhancements are working adequately within all payroll transactions and processes
Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective function of the department.

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Ability to identify and analyze problems, issues and create action plans; meet deadlines and schedules; set priorities.
Able to work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Knowledge of state and federal employment and tax regulations and laws.
Ability to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percent, and/or ratios.
Ability to read a variety of manuals, write documents and present information to others.
Excellent communication and administrative skills; strong attention to detail with a high level or accuracy.
Maintain strict confidentiality and full understanding of the consequences of non-compliance.
Must be detail oriented and work effectively both independently and in a team environment
Ability to identify and facilitate continuous improvement efforts

High School

1-4 years

High School Diploma or GED required; Associate Degree Preferred
Two to four years in a payroll or similar analytical function
Computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Access)


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