Payroll Lead

    • Newark, NJ

Kforce's client, a global health care company in Lyndhurst, NJ is seeking a Payroll Lead. Summary: The incumbent has the responsibility of assisting the supervisor in producing bi-weekly audit reports, production of off-cycle checks, system correction of year-to-date wages and taxes, support other payroll staff members with their functions and closing the biweekly payrolls. They will be responsible for all executive compensation payments, benefits and deductions. Key Tasks:

  • Handles all Tier 2 level issues and inquiries on our In-house full service payroll and Workforce Central time and attendance processing
  • Assists the supervisor in distributing the work and the staff members in the group with issues
  • Oversees the payroll analysts/administrators as they perform daily and bi-weekly payroll closing tasks
  • Assists the Supervisors with distribution of work and follows up to ensure timely completion of tasks
  • Processes the executive employee payroll which includes higher level expertise with regard to data entry of stock transactions, deferred compensation, 401(k) overrides, etc. and interfaces with upper management
  • Processes stock Option file upload into payroll and daily reconciliation
  • Process adjustment entries (year-to-date taxes, taxable wages, earnings and deductions) on employee's records to manually correct data that cannot be corrected through the normal process
  • Monthly reporting to management, of call volume, response time and service productivity from the HP Service Center
  • Review and approve off cycle payments before they are confirmed and oversees the daily off-cycle check production process for the department
  • Functions as super user on OptiMaxx electronic document scanning process, to conduct quality review and make correction

  • Minimum 5 years of HR/Payroll experience required
  • Experience with Excel, Microsoft Word, PeopleSoft HCM and Workforce Management
  • Incumbent is expected to have great knowledge of law related to processing payroll including understanding of Wage and Hour, FLSA and administering the federal, state and local tax withholding and setting up of garnishments as ordered by the courts and authorities and be at a knowledge level to guide or instruct Payroll Analysts/Administrators
  • Expectation includes the ability to research law and compliance requirements and independently handle escalated issues on payroll processing
  • The incumbent should possess good analytical skills
  • Good communication skills
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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