Senior Payroll Specialist

Marlborough, MA | Direct Hire

Post Date: 06/12/2018 Job ID: 81321 Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Our client in Marlborough, MA is seeking a Senior Payroll Specialist to join their team. As the Senior Payroll Specialist, you will support payments to employees including payroll payments and administration (which includes the review of foreign payrolls), tax filing support for new jurisdictions, expense review and reimbursement consistent with policy as well as discretion with respect to overall stewardship. This position requires a high level of confidentiality, strong communication skills, attention to detail and accuracy. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Senior Payroll Specialist:
  • Track and summarize payroll changes in coordination with Human Resources Department
  • Ensure the timing processing and verification of the above changes
  • Bi-weekly (and ad-hoc) processing payroll for each of the above jurisdictions
  • Review employees’ expenses to ensure completeness of the expense support and ensure consistency of the reimbursement with support
  • Review and communicate any discrepancies with company policy
  • Complete the tax filing needed for new jurisdiction requirements associated with new state filing requirements
  • Prepare and present Finance Management the filing requirements Reconcile the domestic quarterly and yearly tax returns
  • Reconcile the balances for vacation accrual, other payroll accruals
  • Prepare and present reconcilement of payroll related general ledger accounts
  • Reconcile benefits costs in payroll to general ledger to ensure accuracy of payroll records to supporting documentation and benefits records
  • Approve payroll for international payrolls
  • Reconcile and prepare payment for all benefit statements
  • Resolve issues in a timely manner with the payroll vendors, HR, employees, managers, ESCO, etc. which affect the payrolls
  • Assist with month-end and year- end closings, financial and tax audits
Requirements for the Senior Payroll Specialist:
  • Associate’ s Degree with major course work in Business; OR a combination of experience, education, and training equivalent to a four-year degree
  • 5+ years of payroll experience in a complex corporate environment
  • Knowledge of payroll, tax and accounting concepts
  • Ability in improving payroll systems through feed automation and enhanced reporting
  • Ability to keep information confidential and communicate with the utmost of discretion
  • Proficient with Microsoft products such as Outlook, Word, Excel and Access
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or have obtained the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC)
  • Technology savvy with a strong knowledge working with Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                      

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