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Payroll Specialist

Carlsbad, CA

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Description

Our growing client in the North County area is in need of a dynamic Payroll Specialist to join their team. The Payroll Specialist will be part of a team and is responsible for the successful completion of timecards of hourly staff, as well as processing payroll on a weekly basis. This is a contract to hire opportunity and is paying $22-28 depending on experience.

Job Duties:

  • Assist in processing of multi-state weekly payroll
  • Pull and review time from timekeeping system
  • Enter, correct, verify, and transmit payroll information in Payroll System
  • Calculate and print approved manual checks
  • Process stop-payments, direct deposit reversals, and void checks as needed
  • Sort and distribute payroll checks to supervisors
  • Process employee garnishments, notify and respond to appropriate parties, and maintain spreadsheet for employee garnishment files
  • Review new hire files, direct deposit set-ups, federal/state W-4 changes, status changes, rate changes, terminations, and other various payroll changes
  • Approve payroll related documents in benefit system
  • Enter employee information into the payroll database and maintain employee files
  • Research, analyze, and resolve payroll discrepancies
  • Review accrual information related to vacation and sick time
  • Prepare reports (both ad-hoc and routine) as needed
  • File all documents related to payroll
  • Ensure all work is performed in compliance with Company Policies as well as local, state and federal collections laws and regulations

Job Requirements

  • Minimum 2-4 years payroll experience
  • Associates or Bachelor's degree in related accounting field 
  • Recent ADP experience preferred
  • ERP experience (PeopleSoft or Workday)
  • Multi-state experience is a plus
  • Strong Microsoft Excel, and Office products knowledge
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Analytical and math skills to validate and perform certain payroll calculations
  • Recognize confidential information and maintain it in accordance with standard procedures.
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