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Payroll Specialist

Seattle, wa
  • Process payroll accurately, on time and within all applicable policies, regulations, union contracts, and wage and hour laws.
  • Collaborate with human resource and labor relations professionals to stay informed of payroll policies, union contracts, procedures and guidelines.
  • Monitor employee time sheets for accuracy.
  • Communicate with supervisors and managers to ensure time entry is accurate and timely.
  • Assist with processing reimbursement of accidental over payments.
  • Initiate or assist with employee payroll communications.
  • Review, research, and resolve payroll issues.
  • Communicate effectively with employees and Central Payroll staff to identify and correct errors and problems that affect payroll processing, including client payroll system issues.
  • Interpret established payroll policies, procedures and other relevant sources to internal and external customers as needed.
  • Handle sensitive, confidential information and manage potentially volatile situations.
  • Research and summarize specialized or technical information from varied sources, which requires selecting the most appropriate material and the use of spreadsheets and/or customized database applications.
  • Organize, oversee, track, and maintain payroll files with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Assist in creating desk procedures.
  • Assist in training employees and supervisors on the use of the payroll system, including the application of relevant policies, procedures, regulations, union contracts, and wage and hour laws.
  • Other special projects and duties as assigned.

  • A minimum of three years of experience in payroll processing including processing payroll for a group of at least 250 employees.
  • Demonstrated experience providing excellent customer service, including analyzing, researching and solving customer issues while maintaining positive customer relationships.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of payroll rules, regulations, guidelines, as well as State and Federal wage and hour laws.
  • Ability to effectively manage and complete multiple tasks that may have competing priorities.
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to perform payroll related training.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse workforce.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive matters.
  • Ability to work in stressful situations.
  • Ability to use tact, diplomacy and persuasion while dealing with internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Skill in researching and analyzing data, identifying problems and proposing solutions.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Interpersonal and human relations skills.
  • Organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Skilled in using Microsoft Word and Excel for Word processing and creating spreadsheets
  • Skill in numerical analysis.

    Duration: 6 Months
    Location: Seattle
    Rate: $23.49

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