Payroll Specialist

Payroll Specialist

Gannett is looking for a Payroll Specialist. Gannett is a media and marketing solutions company with a diverse portfolio of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing companies. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow within a multi-billion-dollar organization. This position is based in Milwaukee, WI.


  • Maintain accurate payroll records including day-to-day adjustments, gross to net calculations, and preparing manual checks using Lawson payroll system. Assist in balancing & reconciling payrolls, sending ACH files to different banks, and printing checks for sites not on FiWare.
  • Process payroll for multi-site shares service environment. Assist site locations in troubleshooting payroll issues relating to uploading spreadsheets & resolving error massages pertaining to RT3, Kronos, & other Lawson messages.
  • Assist in reconciling 5 Corporate banks & resolving issues associated with ACH reversals, stop payments, refunds, voids, and adjustments. Ensure proper documentation to the expedite reconciliation process.
  • Work closely with the GL & Payroll Tax unit in resolving discrepancies in federal & state unemployment insurance. Communicate with sites on employees outside of their tax location to determine if registration is warranted or not.
  • Assist in quarterly & year-end preparation, w2 processing, including moving expenses & third-party sick payments.


  • 2 – 7 years of payroll experience.
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Relative experience working with Microsoft Word & Excel & must be proficient in data entry using desktop keyboard. Ceridian HR/Payroll experience a plus.
  • Must have the ability to resolve paycheck issues pertaining to earnings, deductions, & taxes (ee & er). Should have analytical skills to troubleshoot the cause of the problem & the ability to fix it.
  • Accuracy & attention to details a must.
  • Good verbal & written skills. Strong customer service & analytical skill

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