Payroll Specialist

Under general supervision, performs Accounting job functions. Typical job responsibilities may include accounts payable, general ledger, payroll or other financial accounting areas as assigned by management:
• Ensures proper timekeeping by employees
• Tracks and resolves outstanding issues with timesheets
• Entering data into payroll and administrative databases and software programs.
• Calculating wages, benefits, tax deductions, etc.
• Preparing and processing paychecks.
• Maintaining accurate records of payroll documentation and transactions.
• Responding to payroll-related inquiries and resolving concerns.
• Performing account balance and payroll reconciliations.
• Preparing periodic payroll reports for review by management.
• Performs internal timesheet audits
• Work with HR department on employee records and data entry
• Interfaces with other groups inside and outside of the organization and auditors
• May be responsible for maintenance of a complete or subsidiary ledger
• Perform duties of general/routine to moderate complexity in nature
• Meet all deadlines on a weekly, monthly, and annual basis
• Other job related duties as assigned
• Takes responsibility for ensuring accuracy and completeness of all data and work produced
• Maintains knowledge of and demonstrates ability to perform work safely in accordance with all approved
safety policies, procedures and applicable regulations and performs assigned duties in a safe manner
• Actively participates in Safety Work Groups

Minimum Requirements
Associates degree in a related field and two years related experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Proven experience in a payroll position in a fast-paced environment
Strong knowledge of tax and wage laws
Demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness and attention to detail.
Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office Suite
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Work with confidential data and maintain confidentiality at all times
Must be a US Citizen

Working Conditions
Works in an office environment at a normal environmental restoration atmosphere (outdated and/or abandoned facilities). Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Potential exposure to equipment movement hazards, dangerous chemicals/solvents or hazardous and radioactive materials if proper safety procedures are not followed.
Ability to perform sedentary to light work, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally (any exertion of force/lifting greater than 45 pounds requires usage of a two person "buddy system"), non-repetitive, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly, repetitive; performing such activities as lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, standing, walking, grasping, kneeling, stooping, reaching. Ability to perform primary office duties including heavy computer usage.
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the overall purpose of this job.
This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.