Payroll Specialist

Empower Associates

We have been growing steadily over the last few years and are looking to add a talented Payroll Specialist to our team. Reporting to the Payroll Manager and Controller, this Payroll Specialist will be responsible for processing payroll information, reviewing and performing payroll audits, and serving as a point of contact for questions about payment policies and procedures.


Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Processes regular payroll information on a weekly basis, as well as bonuses and off-cycle checks when necessary
  • Performs weekly overtime audits
  • Keeps abreast of the payroll processing system and changes in wage/tax laws, and applies changes as appropriate
  • Prepares follow-up for Stop Payment requests, manual check requests, and associated system updates
  • Responds to questions regarding pay policies/procedures
  • Establishes and maintains a positive working relationship with customers, both internal and external
  • Support A/P, A/R, and other accounting functions as needed and assigned.


Minimum requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • 2-4 years of payroll processing experience, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience, preferred
  • Familiarity with payroll software and payroll reports
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel
  • Excellent listening, written, and oral communication, organizational, and time-management skills
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