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Payroll Specialist

Company: Astech
Location: Plano
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:


This role also assists the payroll department in the biweekly payroll process utilizing UKG Pro to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws. This position will work closely with functional teams and be responsible for a highly visible and important role within the business including being a key contributor to the Company's culture and engagement. Special emphasis on being proactive with HR policies and procedures is critical. An energetic professional who can work independently and enjoys the administrative challenges of wearing multiple hats is desired for this role. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about the Company's mission, is willing to roll up their sleeves and get things done in a fast-paced environment.

Essential functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Create, maintain and support a variety of reports or queries using appropriate reporting tools. Assist in development of standard reports for ongoing customer needs.
  • Support data analysis in systems by running and reviewing reports to ensure data integrity.
  • Assist in payroll processing, garnishment calculations and inquiries and to be positioned as the primary back-up for processing payroll as needed.
  • Review the bi-weekly payroll ledger for accuracy.
  • Assist in reporting, reconciling, and paying payroll-related taxes
  • Maintain knowledge on all payroll trends and best practices.
  • Maintains current knowledge of applicable state and federal wage and hour laws.
  • Respond timely to employee and provider requests, answering assigned inquiries.
  • Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover all possible activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • 2+ years of experience in HR systems, payroll processing, and reporting
    • Working knowledge of payroll systems, such as ADP, UltiPro (UKG Pro), Workday, etc.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with intermediate level skills in Microsoft Excel with the ability to create formulas, charts, graphs and pivot tables.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word)
      • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP), active
      • Experience processing payroll for all 50 states

        Supervisory responsibilities

        • This role has no supervisory responsibilities

          Work environment

          • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, printers.

            Physical demands

            • This is largely a sedentary role. Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 5 pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer keyboard and basic office equipment. Subject to sitting, standing, reaching, walking, twisting, and kneeling to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment.

              Affirmative Action/EEO statement

              The Company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Keywords: Astech, Plano , Payroll Specialist, Human Resources , Plano, Texas

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