Payroll Specialist

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Job ID#: 9822

Payroll Specialist

Temp to Hire; hourly based on experience

Galleria location – in-office

**Currently Payroll Manager solely runs 1500+ payroll; lots of room for promotion 

**Current system is UltiPro (now UKG) – experience HIGHLY preferred  


  • Process paychecks (manual checks, direct deposits (ACH) and voids0; distribute paychecks
  • Create and write reports using Cognos Business Intelligence for HR team
  • Handle timesheets
  • Help process year end W-2’s
  • Run and distribute payroll reports
  • Respond to unemployment claims
  • Archive payroll info (paper & electronic)
  • Process, balance and submit garnishments and child support payment
  • Process online direct deposits and address changes, PTO/Vacation requests and update vacation balances
  • Field PTO/Vacation questions; handle complicated payroll issues


  • College degree preferred; high school diploma required with 4+ years processing payroll
  • Experience using UltiPro, Cognos and JD Edwards is a plus; strong Excel and software savvy
  • Prior experience writing payroll reports in software such as Cognos
  • Familiar with processing 941 and 940 forms, State Income Tax and Unemployment Tax
  • Enthusiastic team player with a strong commitment to customer service
  • Detailed, organized, professional and discretion with confidential information
  • Positive, accurate and deadline-driven; fast-paced environment; proactive, self-starter
  • Flexible to dedicate additional time as needed

Other Info:


  • Top Company to Work For; national company; excellent reputation
  • Amazing benefits and incentives; profit sharing; 401K
  • Berke and Wonderlic assessments given





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