Sr Payroll Specialist


The Sr. Payroll Specialist will evaluate and perform end-to-end, bi-weekly payroll processing and related timekeeping activities for 6,200+ employees ensuring the highest level of accuracy and efficiency, level of customer service and data integrity.  


  • Research, analyze and resolve complex payroll related issues.
  • Develop and maintain payroll system analytics and reporting
  • Provide crucial data to support business units and drive continuous improvement within the payroll functions.
  • Evaluate and enhance internal process controls and internal/external compliance capabilities.
  • Review, analyze and verify payroll reports and documents for accuracy
  • Coordinate and interact with third party vendors and bank representatives
  • Complete funding reports, daily positive pay
  • Coordinate special processes (i.e., pay cards and uploads)
  • Assist in system update testing
  • Deliver a high-level of service while engaging with all levels to ensure end-to-end disbursement workflow is functioning as designed.
  • Coordinate with technology partners and cross functional groups to identify and resolve systems and process issues.

Core Competencies

  • Organize, prioritize, and provide a high degree of accuracy in analysis, reporting and presenting of financial information.
  • Must have strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Must be well organized and have strong planning and prioritization skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective time management and ability to meet deadlines with moderate supervision
  • Self Starter who works well independently.
  • Strong process and issue analysis, judgment and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, customer focused, demonstrates initiative and effective in a team environment
  • Results orientation by tracking reports and data to support business units and drive continuous improvement within the service center payroll functions.


  • Solid knowledge of accounting/payroll principles and practices
  • Understanding of current payroll laws and regulations; must include multi-state experience
  • Knowledge of Workday and Kronos systems preferred
  • Advanced Microsoft Word Excel preferred
  • 5-10 years of payroll experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field, or 5+years of payroll processing experience
  • CPP/FPC Payroll certification desired

Work Relationships

  • Works under the direction of the Payroll Manager
  • This position works in a team-oriented environment and supports internal clients
  • No supervisory responsibilities

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