Payroll Coordinator

Remote (Durham, NC)

Are you looking for a career within the payroll department? If so, this role could be an exciting opportunity to explore.

The Payroll Coordinator serves as a vital role in the overall success of the payroll function. The Payroll Coordinator will assist in the facilitation of payroll processing under supervision of Payroll Manager. This is an administrative position consisting of varied assignments, the primary of which is assisting our managed payroll provider in the processing bi-weekly payroll for 3,000+ employees. This position will also play an integral role in ensuring the success of the team by providing guidance on data inputs that feed the payroll function. This takes a strong, experienced, and enthusiastic Payroll Coordinator to keep things moving in the right direction. 

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following.

  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable federal and provincial laws, regulations and reporting requirements relating to salaries, wages, overtime, benefit plans and workers’ compensation
  • Maintain supporting documents for internal/external auditors and respond accurately, thoroughly and timely to requests for data
  • Assist with the planning, organizing, and monitoring of all aspects of the payroll function, this includes, but is not limited to, administrative duties involving the development and maintenance of payroll systems, internal controls and records and time tracking.
  • Troubleshoot, research and provide recommendations to resolve payroll issues
  • Recommend ways to optimize the payroll process while reducing time expenditures and unnecessary costs
  • Respond to employee requests/inquiries pertaining to payroll matters
  • Maintain employee confidence and protect payroll operations by keeping information confidential
  • Support year-end processes including, but not limited to, processing necessary remittance reconciliation, earning and deduction code mappings and other reviews to troubleshoot and get ahead of any discrepancies
  • Assist with retro processing to ensure all necessary adjustments are properly recorded and paid
  • Serve as liaison with HRSC for training and questions. Provide updates to team on upcoming payroll items that may drive calls

Why You?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • 2+ years’ experience in payroll environment within large corporations at a regional and/or global level
  • 2+ ytears' experience with HR information systems and payroll systems

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting
  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrates good problem-solving skills and appropriately applies proven solutions.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting procedures and principles.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and time management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Comfortable working in a team environment
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, with the ability to set priorities, handle multiple tasks and projects, and track and follow up on projects
  • Ability to work independently, shift focus, adapt to changing priorities, maintain patience in high-pressure situations and take initiative where appropriate.
  • Strong customer service focus and flexibility
  • Able to manage highly confidential information with professionalism and unquestionable integrity

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