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Posted on: February 27, 2018

HR Payroll & Benefits Specialist


The HR Payroll & Benefits Specialist administers the activities relating to the company payroll, benefits and HRIS processing including developing, implementing and monitoring (e.g., performing internal audit and control procedures to ensure that all wages and taxes are accurate). The individual will be the company’s subject matter expert with all payroll, benefits and HRIS administration.



  • Process payroll for hourly union, salaried, and temporary employees; including reviewing and importing hours from ADP time and attendance system, entering tax and direct deposit information, administering regulatory requirements, e.g., garnishments, tax levies, and support orders, and other adjustments to pay as necessary.
  • Implement and maintain payroll best practices to improve efficiency and consult with Sr. Human Resources Manager to improve payroll and HRIS processes. Stay current on regulatory, legal and other payroll developments.
  • Evaluate and implement payroll/HRIS systems upgrades and continuous improvement changes.
  • Respond to all unemployment claims in a timely manner.
  • Maintain employee records in payroll/HRIS systems.
  • Administer the time and attendance policy and paid leave policy for all employees.
  • Produces scheduled and ad-hoc reports pertaining to payroll and human resources requirements.
  • Identify, research, and assist in the resolution of payroll related discrepancies.
  • Effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with employees and departments.
  • Conduct training sessions for departmental Supervisor and Managers to explain payroll/timekeeping policies and procedures.


  • Administer all employee benefit programs including enrollments and terminations.
  • Coordinates and conducts the new employee on boarding process and presents benefits presentations to ensure employees gain an understanding of benefit plans and enrollment provisions.
  • Fulfills all governmental regulatory mandates and ensures filings are performed as required (i.e. 5500 administration).
  • Plans and administers annual open enrollment period. This includes preparation (or revision)and distribution of materials, coordinating and conducting meetings to communicate changes to employees, arranging for on-site representation by providers, and processing changes within deadlines.
  • Plans, conducts and reports results of audits to ensure all enrollments are accurate and that dependent information is correct for each employee and works closely with Accounting for quarterly and year end audits (payroll, Workers Comp, 401k, ACA etc.).
  • Addresses benefit inquiries to ensure timely and accurate resolutions. Maintains contact with employees and beneficiaries to facilitate proper and complete utilization of benefits for all employees.
  • Processes monthly billings from providers. Reviews billings for accuracy and approves for payment in a timely manner. Resolves discrepancies with carriers and payroll.
  • Coordinate with third party administrator to manage disability claims according to the plan.
  • Administers COBRA enrollments/changes and responds to and manages unemployment claims and workers compensation cases.
  • Manages and tracks all leave of absences (FMLA, STD, LTD, Personal Leave)


  • Maintains complete electronic employee personnel records and other documentation for employees, including processing new employees, forms for employment status changes and maintaining timely and accurate files. Coordinates pre-employment paperwork and processes.
  • Prepares statistical summaries and reports from the HRIS involving payroll information, demographic data and other employee data, requiring knowledge of the various Human Resources disciplines. Assists to maintain data integrity in systems by running queries and analyzing data and reviewing source documents for accuracy and completion of data input.
  • Generates files/reports such as the EEO1/Vets 100, W2’s, 1095C’s, 1094C as well as other special and ad hoc reports as requested.
  • Recommends business process improvements having an HRIS component.
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.


  • Updates corporate org charts
  • Administers employee recognition programs
  • Employment verifications
  • Invoice processing
  • Recruiting support as needed (interview scheduling etc.)


No direct supervisory responsibilities are required


  • 5+ years of experience administering payroll, HRIS and benefits processes required.
  • Work experience should include knowledge of basic human resources, payroll practices, benefits administration, and compliance or other related experience.
  • Must have strong knowledge of a variety of computer software applications including payroll, benefits, time & attendance and HRIS and self-service systems. Experience with ADP – Workforce Now strongly preferred.
  • Must have a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.
  • Strong understanding of Human Resources processes and terminology, payroll and benefit processes and procedures, including eligibility and enrollment rules and benefit procedures.
  • Experience processing payroll and administering benefits in a union environment a plus.
  • Demonstrates exceptional analytical skills and ability to create useful and actionable reports from data.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Possess strong organization skills and ability to complete multiple tasks and high volume of work on deadline.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to edit and proofread.
  • Possess a creative outlook with a problem-solving attitude.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and follow-through skills.
  • Has shown ability to respond quickly and accurately to requests for data, ability to provide excellent customer service a must.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Sr. Manager of Human Resources.


Bachelor’s degree or relevant years of experience; CEBS, CPP and/or PHR/SHRM-CP

certification preferred.

Pre-employment screening includes background and drug test

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