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The Payroll Specialist is responsible for the accurate and timely processing of multi-state payroll for WNET and its affiliate companies, consisting of a 450+ employee bi-weekly staff payroll and weekly payroll for freelance/union workers, utilizing Workday Payroll. The Payroll Specialist will be responsible for data input, payroll calculations, record-keeping, administration of union deductions and garnishments, as well as the preparation/distribution of various payroll reports. Specific responsibilities include:
• Perform daily payroll functions including timesheet data entry;
• Perform variance analysis to confirm accuracy of payroll entries prior to transmission;
• Manage payroll benefit deductions required by various labor contracts;
• Create reports for union payments and garnishments, submitting timely payments to AP;
• Collect and manage online timekeeping information, confirming all required authorizations;
• Process on-demand payments; Assist in payroll audits;
• Investigate and resolve payroll posting discrepancies and enter correcting journal entries
• Ensure all supporting payroll documents are properly scanned and archived;
• Interface with various individuals, departments and agencies to answer questions, resolve issues, provide required reports, obtain and distribute information related to payroll;
• Test payroll processes for semi-annual Workday updates and Open Enrollment periods;
• Additional responsibilities, as assigned.
Qualified candidates will need the ability to organize workload, work independently, and consistently meet time-sensitive deadlines. Candidates will need the ability to communicate clearly, work in a team-oriented environment and deal sensitively with confidential material. Additional qualifications include:
• A minimum of 2 years of experience in payroll; an Associates degree in Accounting/Finance;
• Working knowledge of payroll best practices and government regulations;
• Experience with payroll systems (Workday Payroll preferred);
• Knowledge of wage withholding orders and garnishments;
• Proficient in Microsoft office suite including proficiency in Excel.
The WNET Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, creed, color, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy or pregnancy related condition, marital and partnership status, familial status, arrest or conviction record, union membership, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offense, unemployment status, caregiver status, credit history, salary history, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, an employee's or an employee's dependent's sexual and reproductive health decisions, as well as all other classifications protected by applicable laws.
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