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Payroll Administrator

Creative Financial Staffing Northbrook Full-Time
$47,000.00 - $52,000.00 / year
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The Payroll Administrator is responsible for processing the biweekly payroll for union and non-union employees across multiple locations. This position ensures the accuracy of the payrolls and compliance with company policies and legal requirements. The ideal candidate should be highly organized and able to work well under pressure while exhibiting knowledge of payroll processes and wage and hour laws.


  • Responsible for the accurate and timely preparation and processing of biweekly union and non-union payroll
  • Ensure that payroll is processed in compliance with wage and hour laws and legal requirements
  • Audit time and attendance system to ensure accuracy of hours reported
  • Coordinate efforts between cross-functional teams to ensure employee data integrity
  • Reconcile payroll prior to transmission
  • Calculate retroactive pay
  • Process off cycle checks for terminations, vacations and other payouts
  • Process and maintain garnishment information
  • Assist employees with payroll related inquires
  • Initiate payroll general journal entries
  • Complete various state and federal census forms
  • Develop ad hoc financial and operational reporting as needed
  • Assist in department initiatives and system enhancements


  • Associates degree in Accounting or related field
  • 3+ years of experience processing payroll and time entry functions
  • Experience with payroll software and timekeeping systems
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of payroll best practices
  • Knowledge of federal and state wage and tax laws and FLSA requirements
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion
  • Professional and personable communication skills with all levels of the organization
  • Requires a high degree of accuracy with a well-developed attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment while also working in a team oriented, collaborative environment
  • Ability to multi-task while handling interruptions and changing priorities in a high volume work environment
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Dedicated to high quality customer service delivery and integrity
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical abilities

Skills required

Data Entry
Process Payroll
Payroll Systems
Payroll System
Distribute Payroll Check
Maintain Payroll Record


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Payroll Administrator
$47,000.00 - $52,000.00 / year
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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