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Senior Payroll Specialist

Company: Electric Power Research Institute
Location: Heath Springs
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title:

Senior Payroll Specialist

Location:

Charlotte, NC, Palo Alto, CA

Job Summary and Description:

Supervises the payroll function and processes in compliance with internal control requirements.  Ensures payroll accounting transactions are accurate, properly processed and properly maintained in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and other systems as required.  Uses judgment and analytical skills in problem-solving.  Measures department performance and drives for improved results.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the processing of payroll data.
  • Oversees the distribution of paychecks or arranges direct deposit programs.
  • Prepares for signature quarterly tax returns for federal, state and FICA, as well as for other-states payrolls.
  • Maintains payroll records, logs and files in accordance with Institute policies and state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Supervises and coordinates year-end processing of payroll, including supplemental payrolls, W-2 and other tax forms, and other government required documentation.
  • Processes payroll check exceptions and court-ordered deductions.
  • Prepares weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, tax deductions, etc.) for management
  • Performs various journal entries, account reconciliations, and provides General Ledger support.
  • Enforces established payroll related policies and procedures.
  • Ensures timely reporting and payment of the employer’s and employees’ withholding taxes and miscellaneous withholdings to appropriate agencies.
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide high quality customer service.
  • Maintains knowledge of applicable state and federal wage and hour laws.  Facilitates management and employee understanding of payroll requirements and procedures.
  • Knowledgeable in a variety of payroll concepts, practices and procedures.  Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  Must be able to plan and manage multiple projects contemporaneously. 
  • This position is responsible for managing the communication and relationship with the payroll service provider (currently OneSource). 
  • This position also has a lead role in supporting the timekeeping processes and functionality in the ERP system

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business required, or equivalent relevant work experience
  • Minimum 7 years payroll experience required
  • ERP system knowledge required
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook; payroll systems; enterprise resource planning systems)
  • Knowledge of Workday HRMS is strongly preferred
  • Certified Payroll Professional designation preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred

Skills and Attributes:

  • Confidentiality and discretion
  • Sound business judgment
  • Attention to detail
  • Prioritizing work
  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Additional Job Information:

Accounting experience and demonstrated analytical skills highly desired

EPRI participates in E-Verify, an online system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA). EPRI uses the system to check the work status of new hires by comparing information from the employee's I-9 form against SSA and Department of Homeland Security databases.

Note: To ensure compliance with U.S. export controls, please indicate your U.S. citizenship or (for foreign citizens) your U.S. visa/immigration status in your resume or cover letter.

EPRI is an equal opportunity employer. EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/Disabled

Together . . . Shaping the Future of Electricity.

www.epri.com

Keywords: Electric Power Research Institute, Rock Hill , Senior Payroll Specialist, Other , Heath Springs, South Carolina

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