Payroll Specialist - Contract in Raleigh, Morrisville, Durham, Cary, RTP at Vaco

Date Posted: 9/15/2021

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Job Description

Payroll Specialist

Our client is looking for a contract Payroll Specialist with ADP experience preferred. This will be a 2-4 month contract.


  • Manage all pay period payroll functions related to analysis, input, and reconciliation of time keeping, new hires, terminations, salary changes, promotions, manual checks, deductions and bonus payouts
  • Review and confirm employee changes including federal, state and local tax set-up, direct deposit information, voluntary employee benefit contributions, mandated garnishments, and other deductions
  • Review reconciliations and pay period funding related to the 401(k) plan and HSA employee and employer contributions
  • Responsible for periodic reconciliations of all payroll tax liabilities paid by the employer and the third party payroll tax administrator, employer and employee 401(k) plan contributions, employer pension contributions, employer granted stock transactions, and employee stock purchase plan status and contributions
  • Register entities in all appropriate payroll related tax jurisdictions and ensure that all jurisdictions are correctly set-up with the third party payroll tax administrator; work with the third party payroll tax administrator to resolve payroll tax notices
  • Manage all quarter-end payroll activities including reconciliation
  • Respond to escalated employee questions and issues regarding payroll matters including timekeeping and paychecks
  • Work with internal groups, including GL accounting and Human Resources, to ensure periodic payrolls are processed, reconciled, and recorded accurately
  • Keep current on changes to federal, state, and local payroll related laws and regulations
  • As required, participate in improvements, upgrades, and testing of payroll and time tracking systems; may also work on special projects as necessary


  • 3+ years of advanced payroll experience
  • Strong knowledge of and experience working with multi-state practices and laws pertaining to payroll tax, wage and hour laws
  • Strong mathematical and analytical abilities
  • Problem solving and decision-making ability
  • Ability to thrive in a deadline driven environment
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Strong communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interface with and influence internal/external contacts
  • Proven ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision


We have direct relationships with hiring managers, so you can expect that we proactively market your skill-set to prospective clients that we mutually agree make sense-promoting your strengths to our client relationships.

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