Job Openings

Payroll Specialist

Job ID: BH387764

Category: Payroll

Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Payroll Specialist

What You’ll Be Working On-

  • Have complete responsibility/ownership of US and Canada bi-weekly payroll runs and ensuring the timely submission of data to ADP
  • Complete all aspects of US and Canada payroll processing from employee maintenance, time entry and payroll submission, along with auditing it for accuracy once files are returned
  • Receive and load the US and Canada biweekly payroll files once the files have been returned from ADP
  • Prepare journal entries and accounting transactions for both US and Canada in accordance with GAAP and company policy.  Maintain the appropriate level of documentation and support for these entries. 
  • Closing out and importing of Oracle timesheets on a biweekly basis for US and Canada payrolls
  • Ability to contact ADP and/or third party vendors should issues arise with the payroll and work with them to troubleshoot and correct the issues
  • Reconcile the biweekly payroll against the ADP payroll registers for accuracy and notes any discrepancies
  • Issue manual hand checks upon requests for employees
  • Research payroll issues and provides a resolution to issues and communicates resolution to stakeholders in a timely manner while maintaining a high level of customer service
  • Perform general ledger account reconciliations as directed by supervisor.  Ensures reconciling items are cleared timely
  • Data entry of W-4 tax changes, Direct Deposit information, garnishments, stock options and other payroll related input
  • Process payroll for a few international payrolls using ADP and/or third party vendors with assistance from supervisor
  • Assist the payroll supervisor in semi-annual and annual SOX audits, by providing requested documentation to Internal Auditing and external auditors
  • Provide assistance in Year-end processing for US and Canada payrolls
  • Be the payroll backup for the supervisor on all payroll processes/information when the supervisor is not available
  • Escalate and communicate any issues that can’t be resolved to supervisor or next level if supervisor is not available for assistance
  • Assist supervisor in any/all payroll projects that may arise
  • Maintain a customer service focused relationship with other departments within the organization and with outside vendors
  • Other miscellaneous payroll related items


What You’ll Need-

  • Associates Degree in Business, and/or successful completion of job-related certificate program preferred
  • 2+ years of progressive payroll experience in a similar role
  • Experience with Payroll and HRIS Systems (ADP Payforce, ADP PCPW, ADP Connection, ADP General Ledger and Oracle, preferred)
  • Experience processing a payroll for at least 1,200 employees biweekly
  • Must have a good understanding of the IRS and state laws and regulations related to payroll, benefits, payroll taxes and other related items
  • Demonstrates strong customer service, interpersonal, and verbal/written communication skills
  • Aptitude to learn payroll processing for international payrolls
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Temp/Contract

Location: Canton, Massachusetts