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Payroll and Benefits Administrator

O'Connor Davies, LLP Montclair Full-Time
$55,000.00 - $75,000.00 / year
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Our client, a successful property and building management firm in Montclair, NJ is seeking a Payroll and Benefits Administrator to join their team.  Under the supervision and direction of the Director of Human Resource, the candidate will be responsible for the day to day administration of payroll processing and benefit programs to include health and welfare, COBRA, FMLA and other disability.  The position would also provide assistance to the Director in employee communication, education and training.


  • Manage and ensure timely and accurate weekly payroll processing
  • Review all monthly, quarterly and year-end tax reporting
  • Manage and process payroll new hires, salary rate changes, tax withholding, payroll deductions including garnishments
  • Preparation of salary rebills on a weekly, monthly, quarterly basis
  • Provide data for payroll related requests for all audit activities including workers compensations audits
  • Track and manage employee eligibility and status changes for all company benefit programs
  • Develop communications to inform newly eligible and current employees about benefits which includes sending follow up communications
  • Conduct open enrollments
  • Process benefit enrollments
  • Resolve administrative problems with the benefit carrier representatives and payroll company.
  • Enter, update and maintain employee personnel information and records in a timely and accurate manner
  • Manage and maintain company’s paid time off policy and records
  • Track FMLA and Disability requests coordinating necessary paperwork.
  • Serve as contact person to address employee questions relating to time and attendance, payroll and company benefits.
  • Assist the HR Director as needed in the development of new company benefits, employee communication and employee training.
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and company information.


  • Knowledge of Paychex Flex a plus
  • Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft products a must:  Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Excellent analytical and detail orientation skills required with a strong commitment to accuracy
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees
  • Ability to organize priorities, meet deadlines and work independently
  • Positive and professional attitude with commitment to resolve issues and respond quickly to employees
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and employee privacy at all times

Skills required

Accounts Receivable
Accounts Payable
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PKF O'Connor Davies is a new breed of accounting and advisory firm that holds itself to a higher standard – going beyond passive value calculation to active value creation.
With unmatched client focus we unlock real value hidden at key connection points of every engagement – from the industry and resource levels, to the organization and regulatory levels on the regional, national and international levels.
Through these connections, our team of more than 700 top-notch professionals continually drives efficiencies, uncovers opportunities and manages risk – delivering value where others can’t.

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