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Benefits and Payroll Assistant

Global Employment Solutions Inc. New York Full-Time
$60,000.00 - $65,000.00 / year
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Our client a bank in Midtown is looking for a Benefits & Payroll Assistant to provide support to the Benefits Manager & Payroll/HRIS Analyst by performing a variety of tasks related to both benefits and payroll functions.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide day-to-day operational support and administration for benefits & payroll functions.
  • Assist Benefits Manager with administration of medical, dental, vision, life insurance, HSA STD/LTD, COBRA and 401(k) plans, ensuring compliance with plan terms and regulatory requirements.
  • Perform administrative tasks related to health & welfare plans by entering benefits plan enrollment information for new hires and plan changes for existing employees into ADP Workforce Now database.
  • Process additional changes including life events, terminations, and medical leave requests.
  • Answer employee benefits and payroll inquiries and address immediate concerns in a timely manner; escalate complex issues to Benefits Manager.
  • Assist with preparation and processing of bi-weekly payroll by collecting and entering employee data into HRIS database; make employee payroll corrections in HRIS database and resolve basic discrepancies by investigating and researching potential issues.
  •  Maintain benefits data integrity by analyzing and fully auditing data in Workforce Now.
  • Liaise with benefit vendors and insurance brokers to troubleshoot issues.
  • Support Benefits Manager with annual open enrollment process.
  • Prepare employee benefits packages for new hires and handle benefits orientation.
  • Assist with audit requests.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 1-3 years of experience in a relevant payroll and/or benefits capacity.
  • General knowledge applicable federal/state laws and regulations related to of Benefits administration.
  • Previous ADP experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical, and mathematical skills required.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal & written) skills; proven customer service skills.
  •  Ability to maintain a high level of trust and integrity to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and possess strong attention to detail.
  •  Strong time management skills and the ability to multi-task effectively.


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Benefits Administration
Life Insurance
Human Resources Information System (Hris)
Time Management
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