HR/Payroll Specialist POST NUMBER: 412745

Guilford, CT, US On-Site
May 31st, 2024
$ 30.00 - 32.00 hourly
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Job Title: HR/Payroll Specialist

Company Overview: Our client is a leading manufacturing company dedicated to providing high-quality products and services to our clients. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, they aim to deliver superior solutions while fostering a positive work environment for our employees.

Position Overview: We are seeking a skilled HR/Payroll Specialist to join our team and support our manufacturing operations. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of HR practices and payroll procedures, with the ability to ensure accurate and timely processing of payroll while adhering to company policies and regulations.


  1. Payroll Processing:

    • Manage end-to-end payroll processing for all employees, ensuring accuracy and compliance with company policies and relevant regulations.
    • Calculate wages, deductions, overtime, and other payroll-related items accurately.
    • Process payroll adjustments, including new hires, terminations, promotions, and changes in employment status.
    • Review and reconcile payroll reports to identify discrepancies and ensure accuracy.
    • Collaborate with finance and accounting teams to ensure seamless integration of payroll data.
  2. HR Administration:

    • Assist with various HR administrative tasks, including employee onboarding, offboarding, and maintaining personnel records.
    • Support employee benefits administration, including enrollment, changes, and inquiries.
    • Coordinate employee training and development initiatives in collaboration with department managers.
    • Assist with HR policy development and implementation to ensure compliance with legal requirements and best practices.
  3. Employee Relations:

    • Serve as a point of contact for employee inquiries related to payroll, benefits, and general HR matters.
    • Address employee concerns and escalate issues to HR management as needed.
    • Maintain confidentiality and professionalism in handling sensitive employee information.
  4. Compliance and Reporting:

    • Stay updated on federal, state, and local labor laws, regulations, and industry trends related to payroll and HR practices.
    • Prepare and submit regulatory reports and filings as required.
    • Assist with audits and compliance reviews, providing accurate data and documentation as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field preferred.
  • Proven experience in HR and payroll administration, preferably in a manufacturing or industrial setting.
  • Strong understanding of payroll processes, tax regulations, and labor laws.
  • Proficiency in payroll software and HRIS systems, with experience in ADP, Workday, or similar platforms preferred.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and calculations.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact professionally with employees at all levels.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • High level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information.

Vaco values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

EEO Notice

Vaco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race (including but not limited to traits historically associated with race such as hair texture and hair style), color, sex (includes pregnancy or related conditions), religion or creed, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, status as a veteran, union membership, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or any other protected characteristics as required by federal, state or local law.

Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact .

Vaco also wants all applicants to know their rights that workplace discrimination is illegal.

By submitting to this position, you agree that you will be giving Vaco the exclusive right to present your as a candidate for the foregoing employment opportunity. You further agree that you have represented information about yourself accurately and have not affirmatively misrepresented your qualifications. You also agree to maintain as confidential, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any information you learn from Vaco about the position and you will limit disclosure of information about the position only to the extent necessary to perform any obligations in furtherance of your application. In exchange, Vaco agrees to exercise reasonable efforts to represent you through all solicitation, job screening and resume dispersal.

Privacy Notice

Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries (“we,” “our,” or “Vaco”) respects your privacy and are committed to providing transparent notice of our policies.

  • California residents may access Vaco’s HR Notice at Collection for California Applicants and Employees here.
  • Virginia residents may access our state specific policies here.
  • Residents of all other states may access our policies here.
  • Canadian residents may access our policies in English here and in French here.
  • Residents of countries governed by GDPR may access our policies here.

Pay Transparency Notice

Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to:

  • the individual’s skill sets, experience and training;
  • licensure and certification requirements;
  • office location and other geographic considerations;
  • other business and organizational needs.

With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range referenced above reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses.

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