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Payroll Specialist


Payroll Specialist

Payroll Specialist

EarthLink
Atlanta, GA 30328

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EarthLink, a leading provider of Internet and Mobile Service, has an immediate need for a Payroll Specialist to join our growing Team.

The Payroll Specialist will review and process each department’s weekly and bi-weekly payroll and ensure each employee is paid accurately. In this position, the Payroll Specialist will work closely with financial personnel and human resources to account for new hires and terminations, wage garnishments, employment taxes and retirement accounts within each employee’s paycheck.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Administer payroll, deduction summaries and earnings statements for the enterprise across different departments on a weekly and/or biweekly schedule
  • Record hours worked, wage amounts and other data about each employee into a computerized payroll system each week
  • Evaluate the accuracy of timesheets submitted by each company department every week and contact supervisors or individual employees when there is a discrepancy
  • Create new data files for new employees and submit hiring paperwork into the system to set up a payroll account
  • Enter information into the payroll system about employee taxes, exemptions, transfers, firings, and resignations as details change
  • Respond to any errors in payroll by reviewing past records and making any wage corrections or adjustments when necessary
  • Track employee absences through the payroll software and record details about personal days, sick leave, jury duty and extended leaves of absence
  • Answer employee questions about payroll, leave amounts, tax forms and other compensation issues when asked
  • Perform account reconciliations on all payroll related accounts, including withheld/liability accounts.
  • Review, code and submit bills related to benefits/withholds to accounts payable for processing.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Strong skills in mathematics
  • Understanding of employment and payroll taxes
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of basic accounting principles and payroll practices.
  • Experience working with accounting and payroll software.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • High numerical aptitude.

Education/Experience: Minimum High School Education or GED + 1-3 years of experience in payroll. Associates degree in Accounting preferred but not required.

Computer Skills: Must be proficient in MS Office with emphasis in Excel. Experience in one or more HRIS/Payroll systems such as Paycor, ADP, Paycom or similar system preferred but not required.

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