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Payroll Specialist
Ref No.: 18-06279
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
This position studies, analyzes and assists in administering the payroll process of the organization. Ensures payroll activity complies with Corporate policy and union contracts. POSITION COMPETENCIES: • Mastery of payroll business procedures and principles and strong knowledge of union contracts and procedures • Strong PC skills, including word processing, spreadsheet • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to share knowledge and skills with other payroll team members and to collaborate with internal and external customers • Strong analytical and problem solving skills to resolve problems independently • Work involves sensitive and confidential information, discretion is essential • Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy in a multi-task environment

RESULTS EXPECTED:

Note: There are several employees in this position within the payroll department so the following competencies may apply to all or to one. • Assists in accurate and timely processing of semi-monthly payroll • Resolves payroll issues by researching problems and applying mastery of payroll principles to find solutions • Audits time cards and time reports to ensure that records are prepared accurately. • Maintains all sick, personal and vacation leave accruals to ensure accuracy • Responds to inquiries from employees concerning pay and benefit calculations and responds to information by phone, email, and/or mail regarding payroll records • Provides outstanding customer service to internal/external customers. Serves as liaison with other departments, units or locations in the resolution of payroll problems • Utilizes HRIS/Payroll generated audit reports to analyze and maintain the integrity of the payroll system and its data • Prepares wire/check requests for payment of employee deductions to vendors. Prepares billings and request for payments for employee benefits • Analyzes, processes, and reports on garnishment data • Trains, administers policy, notifies employees of past due transactions not processed on an expense report, notifies supervisors of overdue reports to be approved. • Administers all duties of T&E within Payroll Department, including final approval of expense reports using knowledge of T&E policy, process closing of T&E, analyzes and reviews T&E account reconciliation findings and takes next steps if required • Ensures proper set up of W4's and direct deposits whether by self-service or by Payroll Department. • Performs all other duties as assigned The above list reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.


Skill/Experience/Education
Mandatory:

• Strong PC skills, including word processing, spreadsheet • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to share knowledge and skills with team members and to collaborate with internal and external customers • Strong analytical and problem solving skills to resolve problems independently • Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy in a multi-task environment • Knowledge of telephone etiquette's (ability to listen carefully and respond tactfully and accurately)
Ideal Candidate:

This position is PART TIME, no more than 25 hours per week Monday through Friday.