A manufacturing company in Sunnyvale, CA is looking for a high-energy, creative individual to partner with our Payroll Manager to support 700+ US based employees as a Payroll Specialist. As the Payroll Specialist you will partner with Accounting, HR, Stock Administration and Legal to ensure payroll activities are processed in a timely manner. In addition, you will have the opportunity to help shape the future of our Payroll function by participating in projects to streamline our payroll function and ensure our ability to continue supporting company’s rapid growth.Specific Responsibilities:Enter new hire information into the payroll system.Process any off-cycle pays such as termination pays, direct deposit and reversals, stop payments and other payroll payments.Calculate salary rate changes to determine if retro pay is required.Process all timesheets and ensures all time is entered accurately and approved for each payroll.Respond to and resolve client and worksite employee inquiries concerning payroll taxes, wage garnishments and other payroll related questions.Knowledge of Federal and State laws regarding taxes, wage compliance, garnishments.Work closely with HR department to ensure accuracy of deductions and make sure any documents needed for payroll processing is provided.Ensure all payroll related tasks are completed in an accurate & timely manner to produce semi-monthly payroll including any off-cycle check processing.Run reports & analyze data as needed for auditors & team members.Provide assistance as needed for month-end close.RequirementsAssociates degree and 5 to 7 years of payroll experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Strong knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software.Must have experience working with ADP WF NowKnowledge of Great Plains Software a plusDemonstrated attention to detail and ability to multi-task.Ability to work independently & remain flexible under certain tight timeframes to complete assignments to the end.Strong customer service orientation and a high sensitivity to confidential information.Solid verbal communication skills to work with clients, employees and vendorsAccount reconciliation is a plus
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