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Payroll Specialist

Chicago, IL

Posted 11 days ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - None
Experience - At least 5 year(s)
$18,000.00 - $22,000.00 /Year

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Job Description


  • Process multi-state biweekly and special payrolls for 2,000 employees in 100 locations across four (4) states
  • Review and audit payroll reports for accuracy and make necessary adjustments or corrections through established procedures
  • Research, analyze and resolve difficult or technical problems presented by employees or outside agency representatives utilizing knowledge of common problems and entire payroll function.
  • Coordinate and interact with federal and state agencies on issues pertaining to employee compensation and deductions (e.g., garnishments)
  • Prepare payroll reports as needed for ad-hoc purposes and corresponding general ledger input
  • Perform periodic audit to ensure information is accurate and follows prescribed guidelines
  • Respond to third party requests for information (e.g., employment verification)
  • Ensure systems and controls are set up accurately within payroll system to ensure compliance with local, state and federal guidelines
  • Provide payroll processing direction to administrative support staff
  • Utilize current ERIS for necessary reporting purposes
  • Provide support for other Employee Resources functions such as Compensation, Benefits, Employee Relations and Training
  • Identify process improvements by identifying issues, process delays and quality problems, and recommend solutions
  • Stay informed of emerging trends and legislation; keep management informed of the impact of potential regulatory changes

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 5 years previous payroll experience at the corporate level and with multi-state locations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of executive compensation issues, including equity compensation
  • Technical payroll or accounting skills required
  • Professional Certification strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with major payroll system strongly desired (UltiPro preferred)
  • Employee Resources Generalist experience preferred
  • Position may require the need to travel to other branch or meeting locations
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