Payroll Manager

  • Location
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Category
    Payroll / Benefits
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  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire


Accounting Principals is looking for a self-motivated, high energy Senior Payroll Manager with experience in employee benefits for an office near Highland Park, New Jersey for a contract to hire role.  The right individual for this position will be able to successfully prioritize and manage multiple payroll practitioners, while maintaining a high level of accounting services and professionalism.



  • Process end-to-end US payroll, accurately and according to their respective payroll cycles.
  • Researches, analyzes, and resolves advanced technical problems or questions presented by Payroll Practitioners.
  • Ensure changes to employee data are reflected in payroll in a timely manner (including new hires, promotions, transfers and terminations).
  • Identify key and/or recurring issues, and work to resolve through training, configuration, and/or policy and procedural solutions.
  • Set-up and maintain payroll-related activities such as time off accruals & balances, holiday pay, garnishments, proration, and manual check calculations.
  • Review payroll related transactions to ensure accuracy and completeness of data, interface management & reconciliation of data.
  • Be a resource to employees to provide them with an understanding of the payroll process as well as assisting with employee questions regarding pay.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

    • Five (5) or more years’ experience in Payroll

    • Experience handling employee benefits

    • Previous experience with payroll service providers

    • Highly ethical, trustworthy individual
    • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills;
    • Ability to accurately perform simple to semi-advanced calculations;
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

    • Strong attention to detail


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