Payroll / Accounting Specialist

  • Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Category
    Payroll / Benefits
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  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire

Payroll / Accounting Specialist


Our client in the Blue Ash area is looking to add someone with payroll, benefits and accounting experience to their team on a temp to hire basis. The ideal candidate will have recent payroll experience, intermediate Microsoft Excel skills, strong attention to detail, and a desire to learn.


This position is temp to hire and will pay between $40K and $50K.



  • Process and maintain personnel data in online payroll application, including individual employee information, new hires – permanent and seasonal, terminations, promotions, transfers, status changes, pay rate changes, tax deductions, benefit deductions, etc.
  • Process, evaluate, and maintain bi-weekly pay period requirements in online payroll application, including time & attendance records, salary and hourly pay, overtime, bonuses, holidays, paid and unpaid time off, etc. Ensure required adjustments for new hires, terminations, promotions, transfers, and status changes are accurate and pro-rated as applicable.
  • Ensure accuracy of information in online payroll application and submit data electronically by stringent deadlines.
  • Reconcile payroll data and transactions to the general ledger, bank records, and benefits bills, and resolve any discrepancies expediently.
  • Respond to inquiries pertaining to individual employee files, including technical support for common employee self-service and supervisory tasks in online payroll application.
  • Prepare and publish recurring and special correspondence and enclosures as applicable for bi-weekly pay dates, annual tax documents, system user information, and any other as needed.
  • Setup and maintain orders in online payroll application for child support, garnishments, levies, etc., corresponding with agencies as required for compliance.
  • Provide payroll data for employment verification requests pertaining to current and former employees from lending institutions, governmental agencies, etc.
  • Maintain electronic and hard copy files of payroll-related documents.
  • Facilitate audits by providing records and documentation to auditors as requested, including but not limited to annual audits of employer-sponsored retirement plan(s) and financial reports.
  • Process and ensure accuracy of data for electronic funds transfers and direct deposits as related to payroll, benefits, and employee expense reimbursements.
  • Process and ensure accuracy of mass payroll changes, including changes in deductions for benefits due to open enrollment, annual merit increases, position / team / department reorganizations, etc.
  • Process, evaluate, and maintain bi-weekly ACH payments for employee mileage & expense reimbursements, ensuring expense reports are valid and required documentation with approval(s) has been submitted in accordance with policy.
  • Process, evaluate, and maintain all corporate cards issued to employees, including monthly statement and transactions review, ensuring charges are valid and required documentation with approval(s) has been submitted in accordance with policy. Administer online credit card system through corporate banking partner, including direct support for employees in utilizing system effectively.
  • Collaborate with Finance, Human Resources, and other departments throughout the organization on improvements to current payroll, benefits, and personnel expense applications and processes, as well as provide extensive support for any future implementation(s) of additional / subsequent applications.
  • Prepare various reports on quarterly, semi-annual, and annual basis using spreadsheet software.   


  • 2+ years of recent payroll processing experience
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience with a 3rd party payroll software such as ADP, Paycor, Paychex, Paycom, etc.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills
  • Some prior experience with benefits is preferred
  • Willingness to help in other areas of accounting or human resources

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