Payroll Specialist

  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Category
    Payroll / Benefits
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  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire

Accounting Principals is working with a well-known client in filling a Payroll Specialist Job in Chicago, IL. This client is looking for a candidate with at least two years of Payroll experience and a positive attitude. A competitive benefit package is offered for the qualified candidate. If you or someone you know might be interested in this Payroll Specialist job, keep reading to learn how to apply!

  • Process multiple weekly and biweekly payrolls for exempt and non-exempt employees
  • Maintain knowledge of tax rules and regulations that govern payroll administration practices and ensure that payroll-related transactions are processed in compliance with external and internal policies, as well as applicable federal, state, and local regulations
  • Post Journal entries to reconcile all payroll accounts
  • Set up, process, and maintain changes to an employee’s voluntary and involuntary deductions such as direct deposits, benefits, and garnishments
  • Reconcile and calculate payroll adjustments, issue checks, process manual checks, and void checks as needed
  • Assist department managers and staff by answering payroll procedural questions, as well as researching and resolving payroll problems and discrepancies
  • Work with HR department to collaboratively administer all company attendance and time reporting, benefits, and payroll policies
  • Assist with special projects as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree with a preferred major in accounting, finance, or related field
  • Previous experience (at least 2 years) processing payroll
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft applications – Word, Excel, Outlook
  • UltiPro and Yardi software experience is a plus
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and work efficiently
  • Ability to perform at high levels in a fast-paced, ever-changing work environment
If you are interested in this contract to hire Payroll Specialist job in Chicago, IL or other accounting opportunities then click “apply” below and apply online at

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