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Sr. Payroll Specialist
Ref No.: 17-21859
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Performing all duties necessary to process bi-weekly salary and hourly payroll, commission payments, bonus payments, special payments and taxable fringe benefits - Audit employee time records submitted through employee self service, including exception time to ensure employees are accurately paid - Prepare special payments, complex pay and payroll deduction calculations ensuring compliance with company policies, and federal and state regulations. - Ensure compliance with company policies, internal controls, SOX controls and state and federal regulations

Quals--
- Associates degree or High School degree with equivalent work experience.
- 4 year college degree desirable.
- Three years administrative payroll experience or equivalent and basic accounting knowledge preferred
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook/Excel/MS Word. Intermediate Excel knowledge preferred.
- Proficient computer skills; excellent oral and written skills; ability to prioritize various tasks; ability to maintain highly confidential information
- Working knowledge of in-house payroll systems required.
- Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) preferred.

Position Summary
The Payroll Specialist will be responsible for administration of assigned non-union and union payrolls, ensuring accurate and timely payments and taxation of special payments and fringe benefits. This position is also responsible for assigned garnishment responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities
  • Perform all duties necessary to process multi-state bi-weekly salary, hourly and union payroll, commission payments, bonus payments, special payments and taxable fringe benefits.
  • Audit employee time records submitted through employee self service, including exception time to ensure employees are accurately paid.
  • Prepare special payments, complex pay and payroll deduction calculations ensuring compliance with company policies, and federal and state regulations.
  • Assist employees and management with questions, concerns or requests regarding payroll. This includes properly applying technical knowledge and skills, communicating and listening effectively.
  • Prepare and process paid time off adjustments as needed.
  • Prepare and process stop payments, void checks, direct deposit reversals and overpayment collections in accordance with company, federal, state regulations.
  • Serve as subject matter expert and trainer for time entry in employee self-service.
  • Perform time allocation process after each payroll.
Education/Experience
  • Certified Payroll Certification (CPP) preferred
  • High school diploma or GED required; Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Three to five years payroll processing experience in a corporate environment
  • Strong working knowledge of taxable fringe benefits; treatment of stock transactions; qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation
  • Solid understanding and working knowledge of payroll processes and systems
  • Strong knowledge of state and federal payroll regulations with an emphasis on multi-state taxation and garnishments
  • Strong working knowledge of garnishments
Skills/Competencies:
  • MS Office and computer skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • High degree of professionalism and solid ability in delivering high quality customer service and establishing/maintaining effective and collaborative working relationships.
  • Excellent judgment, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to perform root cause analysis
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Ability to explain all payroll calculations and deductions to employees and all levels of management
Special Considerations
  • Flexibility with work schedule (required to change shifts and work days as business needs dictate)
  • Flexibility with work hours (must be able to work overtime as business needs dictate)