Payroll Specialist

Payroll Specialist

Gannett is looking for a Payroll Specialist in Milwaukee, WI. 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.


  • Maintain accurate payroll records including day-to-day adjustments, gross to net calculations and preparing manual checks using Dayforce HCM. Assist in balancing, auditing and reconciling payrolls
  • Manage workflow to ensure all timecards and payroll transactions are processed timely and accurately
  • Assist in payroll processing requiring knowledge of standard practices used in the preparation, distribution and maintenance of payroll and payroll records
  • Research payroll matters and effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing with employees and other departments
  • Assist in resolving issues associated with ACH reversals, stop payments, refunds, voids and adjustments. Ensure proper documentation to expedite reconciliation process
  • Assist in quarterly and year-end preparation, W2 processing, including moving expenses and third-party sick payments
  • Demonstrate and maintain a positive customer service focus to both internal and external customer
  • Maintain confidentiality relating to source documents, data and reports


  • 2 - 3 years of payroll processing experience
  • CPP designation preferred
  • Ceridian Dayforce experience is a plus
  • Proficient Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and data-entry accuracy
  • Understanding of U.S. payroll and tax processes
  • Ability to work in a high volume, fast-paced atmosphere
  • Strong time management, problem solving and decision-making abilities

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