Payroll Specialist

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  • Location:

    Newburyport, United States

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

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  • Contact:

    Lissa Jerez

  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

Main Job Duties:

  • Reviewing employee time worked, and any other pay, as well as deductions from pay. Verifies all employee deductions for each payroll including for taxes, benefits and others.
  • Working with supervisors to resolve discrepancies in terms of in and out punches, authorized overtime, shift differentials, or reasons for absences, either paid or unpaid.
  •  Auditing payroll register to ensure changes were made and payroll is accurate before it is final.
  • Interpreting company policies and government regulations affecting payroll procedures.
  • Preparing government reports.
  • Receiving and processing child support deductions, garnishments and tax liens in accordance with taxing
  • authority guidance.
  • Preparing manual payroll checks as required for payroll errors and or terminations.
  • Resolving issues related to payroll tax payments and ensures all filings are accurately represented by the tax service provider.
  • Reconciling monthly health, dental, disability and life insurance bills to the payroll deductions and approves them for payment.
  • Preparing payroll related journal entries.
  • Reviewing unemployment contribution rate changes.
  • Preparing supporting documentation for annual workers compensation audit and acts as primary contact for external auditor.
  • Analyzing payroll related accrual accounts and wage and benefit spending.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must have working knowledge of ADP Workforce Now