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Payroll & Benefits Specialist at

Payroll & Benefits Specialist

Bethlehem, PA (Onsite) Full-Time

ArtsQuest is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled

It takes a lot of people to bring the music and cultural events tothe Lehigh Valley that we do throughout the year so to keep doing that we needto take care of our employees and a big part of that is getting them paid!

We're hiring a Payroll and BenefitsSpecialistArtsQuest
If you're detail oriented and loveto help take care of great employees like they deserve, let's talk!

What you'll do:
Payroll Administration

  • Utilize HRIS and Payroll systems to timely and accurately process threebi-weekly payrolls including pay, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and otherdeductions.
  • Maintain HRIS payroll and personnel records and assist employeesin the use of HRIS Employee Self-Service.
  • Run reports to stay on top of everything including Paid Time Off(PTO) administration.
  • Assist with filing and administration of Workers' Compensation cases.
  • Offer excellent customer service andsupport to our amazing employees.
  • Oversees quarter and year-end payroll compliance activities and participatein payroll audits and reviews.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage,tax, and labor laws.
  • Maintain best practices/process documentation.
Benefits Administration
  • Assists with benefits enrollments, changes, and terminations; processesrequired documents through HRIS and insurance broker to ensure accurate recordkeeping and proper deductions.
  • Planning and coordination of the annual Benefits Expo/openenrollment process.
  • Oversee all benefit compliance including reporting anddistribution of required documents.
  • Distribute all benefits enrollment materials and determineseligibility.
  • Supports employees by responding to benefits inquiries.
  • Process all leave-of-absence requests and disability paperwork:medical, personal, disability and FMLA.
  • Administers the tuition reimbursement program.
  • Provides necessary reports for allocation/billing charges and ensurestimely payment of associated invoices following monthly reconciliation.
  • What you'll need to thrive in this role:
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in payrolland benefits within an HR function including enrollment, preparation,balancing, internal control, and payroll taxes.
  • Bachelor'sdegree in Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resources, or relatedfield.
  • SHRMcertified preferred.
  • Experience administratingaccurate HRIS and payroll systems including but not limited to system setup andmaintenance, workflow management, and reporting. Experience using UKG (Kronos)is a plus.
  • Understandingof FLSA, FMLA, EEOC, ADA, ADEA, and other employment laws and regulations.
  • Computerproficiency and HRIS system administration experience is essential; must be comfortablewith technology and a willingness to learn and grow.
  • Excellentinterpersonal skills.
  • Ability to act with integrity,professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • A passion for the arts, music and culturalprograms preferred.
  • Experience working in a non-profit environmentis also preferred.
  • Aboutus:
    ArtsQuestis a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to provide access toexceptional artistic, cultural, and educational experiences using arts andculture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities.

    Throughfestivals such as our flagship event, Musikfest; Banana Factory Arts Center;ArtsQuest Center, and SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest'sprogramming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. Our programs andevents, approximately 50 percent of which are free to attend, have a combined economicimpact of more than $136 million annually in the region.

  • Medical, dental, vision, term life,and disability insurance
  • 403(b)-retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off and sick time
  • Discounts on select organizationalprograms and events

  • Core Values:
    ArtsQuest demonstrates its Core Values of:Serve our Communities, Be Curious, Act Generously, Be Transparent and Find Joyin all aspects of our culture. It is our goal to maintain these values toconsistently deliver exceptional experiences to our employees and ourcommunity.

    ArtsQuest is committed tofostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, andinclusion. Our employees are the most valuable assets we have. The collectivesum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness,innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employeesand volunteers invest in their work represents a significant part of not onlyour culture but our reputation and the organization's achievement as well.

    At ArtsQuest, a diverse, inclusive,and equitable workplace is one where all employees feel valued and respectedwhatever their age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status,gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mentalability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation,socio-economic status, and/or veteran status. We embrace and encourage ouremployees' characteristics that make them unique because we value andappreciate diverse life experiences.

    ArtsQuest is an Equal EmploymentOpportunity Employer, EOE, M/F/LGBTQ/Disability/Vet.

    Please visit our careers page to see more job opportunities.

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