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Payroll Specialist

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Our client, located in the DC/Metro Area, is looking for a dynamic Payroll Specialist to work closely with staff and senior management to coordinate all supporting functions related to the payroll process, corresponding provider software, and plan-sponsored benefit plans. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Payroll Specialist will process semi-monthly payroll in a timely manner and direct deductions to proper channels
  • Appropriately operate payroll software and act as point-of-contact for software-related issues
  • The Payroll Specialist will review business-related expense accounts and reporting to ensure all payments are funding from proper sources and with correct authorization
  • The Payroll Specialist will prepare reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability (if applicable), and nontaxable wages
  • Upload investment options file and submit ACH payments to third-party provider and plan-sponsor websites  (ex. 401(k) and HSA/FSA plans)
  • The Payroll Specialist will reconcile payroll and benefits entries and maintain related general ledgers
  • Process garnishments, notifying proper authorities of changes or updates as applicable
  • The Payroll Specialist will balance state unemployment insurance taxation and maintain payment records

Qualifications:

  • 3+ Years’ experience in payroll accounting (or related experience)
  • Communicate effectively with all members of staff regarding payroll
  • Keep all information confidential, acting with definite tact and professionalism
  • Display strong attention to detail and an ability to focus under pressure

Our client, located in the DC/Metro Area, is looking for a dynamic Payroll Specialist to work closely with staff and senior management to coordinate all supporting functions related to the payroll process, corresponding provider software, and plan-sponsored benefit plans. 

Skills required

Administration
Financial Statements
Financial Analysis
Accounting
Payroll Regulations
Labor Laws

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HireStrategy is a full-service professional staffing firm providing contract, direct hire and executive search solutions for employers in the Washington DC area. Our diverse client base represents a wide range of industries, including technology and media, financial services, professional services, energy & green technology, federal services, education and non-profit organizations.

Our recruiters specialize in providing candidates with personalized career management advice and placement services in the Technology, Finance Accounting, Sales & Marketing, Recruiting & HR and Administrative fields. HireStrategy has been ranked the No. 1 staffing firm in the Washington DC area, honored by Inc. magazine as one of the 500 fastest-growing firms in the country and named a “Future 50″ firm by Washington SmartCEO magazine. We’ve also been recognized as a “Great Place to Work” by the Washington Business Journal, as well as a “Best Place to Work” by Washingtonian magazine.

Our executives are recognized thought leaders in their fields, regularly contributing their insights on economic, employment and workplace issues to the Washington Post, USA Today, the Washington Business Journal, the Wall Street Journal and major broadcast and cable television networks, including NBC, CNN and PBS.

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