Job Openings

Payroll Specialist

Job ID: BH412960

Category: Payroll Administrator

Specialty: Accounting & Finance

HR Payroll Specialist

Payroll Processing & Maintenance Functions:

  • Assist in weekly payroll processing in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Manually compile, reconcile, and enter weekly payroll, post wages, and reconcile errors using an ADP Workforce Now payroll system.
  • Research and enter adjustments for paid/unpaid time-off.
  • Maintain an accurate payroll system with all new employees, terminations, salary adjustments, changes to deductions or garnishments, and tax status.
  • Enter all deductions, including garnishments.
  • Enter 401k, union dues, political action funds, and other deductions.
  • Act as liaison with managers, employees, and auditors in order to resolve routine and simple issues and questions.
  • Gather/print tax documents for workers compensation audits.


Administrative Functions:

  • Receive, sort, distribute, and respond to payroll correspondence.
  • Maintain and update payroll files; including filing active employees and scanning terminated records.
  • Complete requests for verification of employment.
  • Respond to notices, e.g., unemployment benefits claims, IRS tax notices.
  • Create and run reports as requested through Workforce Now reporting.
  • Answer calls and inquires; provide assistance when able or direct inquires to appropriate person/department.

All experience listed below is required for this position.


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with payroll and data entry.
  • Strong experience using ADP’s Workforce Now payroll system as well as e-Time & Attendance; capable of processing a large volume of work.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State tax filing requirements and quarterly taxes.
  • Experience with unions preferable Local 32BJ.
  • Solid data entry skills and proficiency with MS Office system, especially Excel.

Work experience that required organized work in a multi-task environment and demonstrated exceptional attention to detail.

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 to Direct

Location: New York, New York