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Payroll Specialist

Creative Financial Staffing Des Plaines Full-Time
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CFS is sourcing for a Payroll Specialist for a great client located in Park Ridge, IL. In this role, you will be responsible for processing payroll for hourly and salary employees, track time off, creating payroll related journal entries, and working cross functionally with HR. This is a full time, direct-hire opportunity.

Job Functions

  • Plan, organize, and establish objectives and goals for projects assigned.
  • Administer multi-state in-house payroll for business unit, including all tax filing.
  • Coordinate year-end processing to include supplemental payrolls and W2s.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual federal tax returns.
  • Prepare funding reports to fund payroll bank accounts.
  • Conduct periodic payroll audits.
  • Implement and maintain compliance with payroll standards, legal and tax filings and communications.
  • Ensure that all federal, state, local laws, and corporate payroll-related compliance matters are proactively managed.
  • Maintain confidentiality with a high level of integrity.
  • Coordinate orientation efforts and assist in the on-boarding of new hires.
  • Perform general administrative functions related to payroll administration, including but not limited to employee file maintenance and legal compliance logs.
  • Act as a direct resource to all levels of employees regarding payroll processes and procedures.
  • Investigate and resolve problems relating to all areas of responsibility, gather and analyze information and take proper course of action.
  • Ensure compliance with legal and governmental requirements including but not limited to EEO-1 and Vets-100 filings, 401(k) audit, etc.
  • Develop periodic reporting tools and deliver ad hoc reports as needed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Process payroll using Paycheck software
  • Extensive knowledge of payroll-related practices and procedures
  • General knowledge of HR/Accounting principles
  • Computer skills and knowledge of office software packages including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, including strong analytical abilities
  • Ability to speak, read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and policy documents, as well as converse comfortably with associates
  • Strong knowledge of payroll technical subjects

Skills required

Financial Statements
Financial Analysis
Payroll Regulations
Labor Laws


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Estimated Salary: $78K
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Creative Financial Staffing (CFS) is one of the world’s largest, privately owned accounting and financial placement companies. Since our founding in 1994, CFS has established numerous offices in the United States and the Caribbean.

Understanding & delivering: We understand the requirements of our clients and we have the resources to provide these clients with exceptional talent.

Highly qualified professionals at every level: We ensure the quality of our recruits by subjecting them to some of the most rigorous screening in the industry. As a result, major employers (Fortune 500 companies, privately-owned companies, and small businesses) increasingly rely on CFS to staff crucial positions ranging from CFOs to accounting clerks.

Personal attention: Time and time again our clients commend us on our individual focus and service. Client and recruit satisfaction is the most important part of our business, and we work hard to ensure that each placement we do is the absolute best.

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