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Payroll Specialist

KG Workforce Solutions
February 6, 2024
Columbia, South Carolina
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Title: Payroll Specialist

Location: Columbia, SC (onsite)

Salary ($40-45K annually), benefits, paid leave programs, retirement program, opportunity for advancement, and much more!

Position Overview

The Payroll Specialist is crucial to ensuring the accurate administration of the organization’s payroll functions. Primary duties may include, but not be limited to:

  • Validating and Compiling Payroll Data: Calculating and/or reviewing wages, bonuses, and deductions for accuracy based on employee time records, benefits, and tax information. Validating data prior to submitting it to the third-party payroll processing vendor.
  • Compliance: Ensuring adherence to federal, state, and local payroll tax regulations, as well as staying updated on changes in legislation.
  • Record-Keeping: Maintaining and updating employee payroll records, including changes in exemptions, job status, and other personal details. Ensuring timely and accurate updates to payroll processing system/vendor.
  • Benefits Administration: Handling various employee benefits related to payroll, such as health insurance, retirement plans, and other deductions.
  • Reporting: Generating reports for management, accounting, and auditing purposes. This includes creating financial reports and reconciling discrepancies when needed.
  • Communication: Collaborating with HR, finance, and other departments to resolve payroll-related issues; providing guidance to employees regarding payroll matters.
  • Special Projects: Assisting with special finance and HR projects as needed; other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

The payroll specialist should possess a strong attention to detail, mathematical aptitude, and a good understanding of relevant software and accounting principles. Being organized and able to manage deadlines efficiently is also crucial in this role.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus one year of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of multisite (SC) payroll administration; benefits administration experience is a huge plus.
  • Excellent communication and time-management skills.
  • Detail-oriented with experience processing and/or administering payroll for 50+ employees per cycle.
  • Knowledge of payroll software systems.
  • Authorization to work for any employer in the US without current or future sponsorship.
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