Payroll Administrator in Greensboro, NC at Advanced Personnel Resources

Date Posted: 6/21/2020

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Job Description

Job purpose

The Payroll Specialist will handle all payroll related functions. This includes processing payroll, taxation forms and benefit deductions, as well as maintaining employee data, handling payroll questions and completing any other tasks necessary for monitoring and overseeing all payroll process.

Essential Functions and responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Ensure that payroll is processed timely and accurately (bi-weekly and semi-monthly)
  2. Optimize the HRIS to develop best practices to gain efficiencies as well as stay up to date on system releases
  3. Process changes in payroll (e.g. new hires, salary changes, terminations, etc.)
  4. Maintain employee payroll records up-to-date and accurate
  5. Produce regular payroll reporting and analytics to Executive Leadership
  6. Manage departmental payroll budgets and report to Department leaders monthly
  7. Process payroll calculations, including sales commissions, deductions, insurance coverage, wage garnishments, tax filings, and child support.
  8. Provide support in tax calculation and filing for employees.
  9. Address payroll related queries and requests from employees.
  10. Analyze payroll problems and provide appropriate resolutions.
  11. Follow and enforce federal, state and local laws.
  12. Coordinate with HR and finance teams to carry out payroll processing.
  13. Assist in audit operations and implement audit recommendations
  14. Process quarterly and yearly tax forms
  15. Work collaboratively with the HR team to promote employee engagement
  16. Work with managers to ensure time keeping accuracy and compliance
  17. Participate in industry wage surveys
  18. Process unemployment claims and requests for wage verifications
  19. Coordinate with vendors for interfaces involving all employee benefit plans which include: 401(k), Roth and medical benefit
  20. Maintain employee personnel records
  21. Other responsibilities as assigned.

Job Requirements


  1. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  2. Highly organized
  3. Ethical Practice
  4. Relationship Management.
  5. Time Management
  6. Attention to Detail and Accuracy
  7. Proficiency in MS Office (Word and Excel)
  8. Proficiency in an HRIS preferably Ultipro
  9. Forward thinking

Required Education and Experience

  1. Associate's or bachelor's degree in business or accounting preferred
  2. Proven experience in a payroll position in a fast-paced environment required
  3. Strong knowledge of tax and wage laws
  4. Good understanding of the common fiscal procedures

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Diploma/BSc/BA in accounting, finance, or relevant field.
  2. Excellent attention to detail.
  3. Strong communication skills.
  4. Analytical mind with good math skills.
  5. Proficient with Excel (functions, data, pivot tables, etc.)
  6. Working knowledge of Ultimate Payroll system.
  7. Good knowledge of legislation relevant to accounting and payroll.
  8. Proven experience as a payroll coordinator of similar role.

Working conditions

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers, photocopiers and smartphones.