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Payroll Specialist

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Phoenix, AZ
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Full-time, Paid

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Position Overview

Preferred Employer Organization (PEO) located in Mesa, AZ. Looking to growing our payroll team. We seek dynamic individuals who would like a great opportunity in a small office environment with a family feel. We are an entrepreneurial organization that desires to hire someone who wants to be a lasting part of a team. This is a permanent, full-time position.

Click on the following link to fill out a profile, post your resume and respond to a series of assessment tools. This is the first step in the interview process and will move you forward quickly if you are a match for our position criteria.


• 1-3 years payroll or the equivalent in education and work experience
• Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
• Strong computer skills with Excel, Access, Outlook and Word
• High level of data input (high count and high accuracy required)
• Process oriented with great organizational skills


Examples of Responsibilities:
 Reviews, analyzes and checks payroll forms and reports for accuracy and makes necessary adjustments or corrections.
 Creates and maintains payroll account codes using university financial system chart fields.
 Processes payroll distribution, direct deposit and retro-expenditure transfers for non-grant affiliated accounts.
 Sets up and reconciles voluntary payroll deductions, prepares reports, identifies and researches exceptions and remits payment to vendors.
 Processes garnishments, which include child supports, tax levies, student loans, WRIT of garnishments, etc.
 Completes appropriate forms for special wage/salary payouts and adjustments or to correct or balance a special situation.
 Researches, analyzes and resolves payroll-related problems or questions.
 Recommends or participates in the development of new procedures and policies related to payroll operations utilizing knowledge of university, state and federal policies and regulations.
 Compiles financial, tax and payroll reports for both internal and external purpose; submits to supervisor for review.
 Conducts training sessions for departmental payroll representatives to explain payroll policies and procedures, state and federal regulations and laws.
 Coordinates and interacts with federal and state agencies on issues pertaining to employee compensation, general deductions, benefits and retirement.
 Compiles and analyzes payroll data, makes recommendations and determinations and prepares related reports.
 Issues W-2 Wage and Tax Statement reprints.
 Processes and maintains W-4 tax data and changes in personal data.

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