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Payroll Specialist

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Viacom New York , NY 10007

Posted 3 months ago

Overview and Responsibilities

The Payroll Specialist will be responsible for ensuring accuracy and timeliness. The ideal candidate will work collaboratively in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment, demonstrating precision and expertise. This position will report to the Senior Manager, Payroll Operations.

  • Audit all HR transaction input for accuracy and completeness (e.g. New Hires, Terminations, Salary Changes)

  • Calculate and enter retroactive salary payments

  • Reconcile biweekly Executive 401(k) Plan compensation and deductions

  • Reconcile and upload biweekly time and attendance files

  • Reconcile and upload biweekly tuition reimbursement files

  • Maintain Leave of Absence log and enter employee overrides when applicable

  • Maintain Severance log and employee reconciliations, create and upload associated payroll file

  • Process special payment runs (e.g. Bonus, Equity Compensation, Commission)

  • Set up Additional Pay and General Deductions for employees as needed

  • Update employee tax information

  • Process court-ordered wage garnishments and levies

  • Process reversals and off-cycle checks

  • Reconcile, transmit, and release direct deposit and positive pay files

  • Research and respond to employee/HR inquiries

  • Act as the liaison between Payroll and HRIS/Benefits

  • Complete mortgage/employment verification forms

  • Test application tax release and maintenance packs

  • Print and seal paychecks

  • Place online stop payments and reversals

  • Process W2 reissue requests

  • Special projects as assigned

  • Perform backup duties as needed

Basic Qualifications

  • A minimum of 3+ years of experience with PeopleSoft Payroll for North America

  • Large company experience required

  • Demonstrated understanding of Federal, State, and Local payroll regulations required

  • Experience processing multi-state payrolls (with emphasis on NY and CA) required

Additional Qualifications

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience

  • Experience in an environment using PeopleSoft Time & Labor and/or PeopleSoft Absence Management (v9.0+) highly desirable

  • Ability to understand relationship between HR/Benefits policies/programs and payroll

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Proactive with excellent customer service skills

  • Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure

  • Proficiency with personal computers and Microsoft Office suite

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