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Payroll Specialist

Payroll | New York, NY | Full Time, Contract, and Temporary

Job Description

 Payroll Specialist 1110255

A leading digital streaming network is looking for a Payroll Specialist. The successful candidate will audit all HR transaction input for accuracy and completeness (e.g. New Hires, Terminations, Salary Changes). The ideal candidate has prior experience processing multi-state payrolls (with emphasis on NY and CA). The company offers a great work environment!

 Payroll Specialist Pay and Benefits:

  • Hourly pay: $35 - $40/hr
  • Worksite: Leading digital streaming network (New York, NY 10019)    
  • W2 Employment, Group Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401k
  • 40 hours/week, 6 Month Assignment

 Payroll Specialist Responsibilities: 

  • Audit all HR transaction input for accuracy and completeness (e.g. new hires, terminations, salary changes).
  • Calculate and enter retroactive salary payments.
  • Reconcile biweekly executive 401(k) plan compensation and deductions.
  • Reconcile and upload biweekly time and attendance files.
  • Reconcile and upload biweekly tuition reimbursement files.
  • Maintain leave of absence log and enter employee overrides when applicable
  • Maintain severance log and employee reconciliations, create and upload associated payroll file.
  • Process special payment runs (e.g. Bonus, Equity Compensation, Commission).
  • Set up additional pay and general deductions for employees as needed.
  • Update employee tax information.
  • Process court-ordered wage garnishments and levies.
  • Process reversals and off-cycle checks.
  • Reconcile, transmit, and release direct deposit and positive pay files.
  • Research and respond to employee/HR inquiries.
  • Act as the liaison between Payroll and HRIS/Benefits.
  • Complete mortgage/employment verification forms.
  • Test application tax release and maintenance packs.
  • Print and seal paychecks.
  • Place online stop payments and reversals.
  • Process W2 reissue requests.
  • Special projects as assigned.
  • Perform backup duties as needed.

 Payroll Specialist Qualifications: 

  • Experience with PeopleSoft Payroll for North America (v9.0+) required.
  • Experience in an environment using PeopleSoft Time & Labor and/or PeopleSoft Absence Management (v9.0+) highly desirable.
  • SAP Payroll experience.
  • Experience with regular production work , running payroll.
  • Experience processing multi-state payrolls (with emphasis on NY and CA) required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Federal, State, and Local payroll regulations required.
  • Ability to understand relationship between HR/Benefits policies/programs and payroll.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proactive with excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.
  • Proficiency with personal computers and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Large company experience required.