Payroll Specialist

  • Location
    Wayne, Pennsylvania
  • Category
    Payroll / Benefits
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Accounting Principals is looking for a self-motivated, high energy Payroll Specialist in Wayne, Pennsylvania.  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.
  • Oversee and train Payroll Practitioners.
  • Provides direction to Payroll Practitioners on payroll rules and procedures, Federal, state and local laws and regulations involving payroll.
  • 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).
  • ADP custom reporting/analysis of miscellaneous reports for Payroll Supervisor, Payroll Manager, accounting and/or HR.
  • 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.
  • Provide expertise on payroll regulations, including US Federal, State wage/hour regulations (FLSA) and best practices Provide support for compliance requirements that have a direct effect on payroll processing.
  • Be a resource to employees to provide them with an understanding of the payroll process as well as assisting with employee questions regarding pay.
  • Reinforcing company policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related discipline;
    • Three (3) or more years’ experience as an existing payroll manager or Five (5) or more years’ experience as a payroll specialist with current (past 2 years) knowledge and experience;
    • Previous experience with payroll service providers or PEOs such as ADP, Paychex, Ulti-pro, etc. is required;
    • Highly ethical, trustworthy individual;
    • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills;
    • Ability to accurately perform simple to semi-advanced calculations;
    • Intermediate to advanced computer skills with intermediate keyboarding /data -entry abilities;
    • Ability to work under pressure in a team environment;

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