Part Time Payroll Specialist

1616 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA Req #138
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Part-time Payroll Specialist

Job Duties

  • Works under supervision of Payroll Manager

  • Works closely with Accounting Manager

  • Processes payroll for active US and Canadian employees on a weekly basis

  • Attends to any employee or manager issues as it relates to payroll on a timely basis

  • Provides support and instruction for managers and employees to ensure proper use of the HR/Payroll system

  • Creates employee repayment schedules when payroll errors result in overpayment

  • Calculates severance payout schedules then ensures information is input into the system properly to pay the appropriate individual correctly

  • Works closely with Human Resources department to ensure data integrity within the HR/Payroll System

  • Creates and records all payroll-related journal entries into the general ledger

  • Reconciles the payroll cash bank account for all US and Canadian entities and investigates any discrepancies

  • Reconciles accrued wages monthly to ensure payroll journal entries are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

  • Provides managers with employee information by running useful and relevant reports out of the HR/payroll system

  • Assists Human Resources in managing the cost of the HR/Payroll system by monitoring the employee population for evidence of inactive employees

  • With consultation of payroll manager, creates or updates payroll policies that align with current company goals

  • Previews, audits and issues T4 and T4A tax forms annually to Canadian employees and contractors

  • Tax knowledge

  • Performs other accounting, payroll or administrative tasks as needed

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business with concentration in accounting or finance is required

  • 1+ year of accounting/payroll experience which can be gained from an internship or previous employment

  • Must possess basic math skills, the ability to analyze figures, knowledge of accounting principles, basic payroll policies and excellent verbal and written skills.  

  • Must be able to multi-task, establish priorities and organize efficiently.  

  • Knowledge of computers and familiarity with accounting/payroll software is also essential.

  • Proficiency in Excel, pivot tables and VLOOKUP’s are also required.

  • Experience with Ceridian Dayforce is preferred

  • Experience with Canadian payroll is preferred

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 1616 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA