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Robert Half Payroll Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Title: Payroll Specialist

About Us: We are a leading educational institution committed to providing the highest standard of education, research, and innovation. We are looking for an experienced Payroll Specialist, with a focus on attention to detail and accuracy, to join our dedicated finance team.

Job Overview: As a Payroll Specialist, you will be responsible for handling all aspects of the payroll process, including the calculation of pay in accordance with legal and contractual obligations, data entry, and the reporting of payroll taxes. The successful candidate must have substantial experience with the Banner ERP system and be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of payroll processes and tax regulations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Process bi-weekly payroll for all employees.

  • Perform accurate data entry for new hires, terminations, and staff changes.

  • Prepare and submit payroll tax reports in a timely manner.

  • Verify each payroll is processed in compliance with tax laws.

  • Resolve payroll discrepancies and answer employee queries about payroll matters.

  • Use Banner ERP system for various payroll operations.

  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports of payroll transactions.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or equivalent.

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience managing payroll or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with Banner ERP system.

  • Extensive knowledge of payroll tax reporting and other tax regulations.

  • Strong numerical skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Benefits: Our institution offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, retirement plans, and education assistance.

How to Apply: Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should submit a Resume detailing their experience, a Cover Letter indicating why they would be a good fit for the position, and any relevant certifications. Please apply only through the designated application platform.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

EOE: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage diversity in our workplace.

We appreciate all expressions of interest and carefully review all submitted applications. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.

Requirements • Proficiency in Accounting Software Systems

• Experience with ADP - Financial Services

• Knowledge of Ceridian

• Familiarity with IBM AS/400

• Proficient in Kronos Timekeeping System

• Experience in 401k - RRSP Administration

• Knowledge of About Time software

• Ability to handle Accounting Functions

• Experience with Accounts Payable (AP)

• Experience with Accounts Receivable (AR)

• Familiarity with Banner software

• Ability to Process Bi-weekly Payroll

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