Payroll Specialist

Queens Temporary USD60,000 - USD70,000
  • Well known manufacturing business based in Astoria, Queens
  • Is looking for a Payroll Specialist to join the team

About Our Client

A well known, long-established manufacturing business based in Astoria, Queens

Job Description

The role will involve:

  • Review and process weekly payroll
  • Assist in the processing of semi-monthly staff payroll
  • Process terminations, garnishments and other payroll actions in accordance with company policy and state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Manage employee status and data change requests
  • Complete verifications of employment
  • Administer company Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Follow federal, state, and local legal requirements and company procedures to ensure compliance
  • Keep up to date on changes in rules and regulations and software upgrades
  • Provide payroll reports to Finance, HR, and management as requested
  • Prepare payroll related journal entries and reconciliations as part of the month-end close process
  • Assist with annual audits
  • Assist in the proper maintenance of payroll files and records
  • Recommend changes to processes and procedures to increase effectiveness
  • Coordinate employee compensation-related actions with HR and Finance as necessary

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will:

  • Bachelor's or Associates degree or comparable experience
  • Experience running payroll for a multi-location employer
  • Experience process payroll for a union environment is a plus
  • Experience managing employee equity plans
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft excel
  • High level of confidentiality and discretion
  • Must have strong communication skills, verbal and written
  • Must be a strong team player with customer service orientation

What's on Offer

A competitive salary and benefits package

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Industrial / Manufacturing
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Lucy McPhail
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