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Payroll Specialist

American Management Association
Saranac Lake, New York, United States
Closing date
Feb 15, 2024

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American Management AssociationPayroll SpecialistUS-NY-Saranac LakeJob ID: 2024-1897Type: Regular Full-Time# of Openings: 1Category: Finance - Administrative SupportFINANCE, FINANCIAL REPOverviewAmerican Management Association () is a world leader in talent development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success. AMA's approach to improving performance combines experiential learning-learning through doing-with opportunities for ongoing professional growth at every step of one's career journey. AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of products and services, including classroom and virtual seminars, webcasts, webinars, corporate and government solutions, and research. Organizations worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 500, turn to AMA as their trusted partner in professional development and draw upon its experience to enhance skills, abilities and knowledge with noticeable results from day one. The Payroll Specialist will ensure complete and accurate processing of bi-weekly payrolls, by performing clerical and bookkeeping tasks and applying accepted procedures in preparing and maintaining payroll records..Responsibilities
  • Maintain accurate payroll records and ensure accurate compensation payments due to all employees, net of authorized withholdings and deductions
  • Maintain employee master records and directories captured in payroll system in a highly confidential and accurate manner
  • Process Payrolls through third-party provider
  • Prepare journal entries to accrue and report proper employee payroll costs
  • Prepare ad hoc reporting to satisfy requests for payroll data using payroll system report writers
  • Oversee the quarterly and annual Payroll tax returns including accurate W-2 reporting
  • Review timecard reporting submitted by employees and supervisors for completeness and appropriateness of entries
  • Maintain automated PTO records for all employees
  • Prepare and submit garnishments to appropriate agencies according to schedules
  • Reconcile multiple Balance Sheet and P&L accounts related to Payroll transactions
  • Provide reports and analyses to auditors during annual financial statement audit and 403b audit
  • Assist the HR department with the maintenance of company policies to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws
  • Provide coverage within the Finance department as needed
  • Other duties as assignedQualifications
    • High School Graduate plus 2 years of relevant Payroll experience or 2 year Degree in Business field
    • Knowledge of basic bookkeeping and financial transactions
    • Familiarity with ADP preferred
    • Working knowledge of MS Excel
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while multitasking and maintaining accuracy
    • Attention to detail and organizational abilities
    • Ability to work under pressure of meeting multiple time and volume deadlines
    • Demonstrated problem solving skills
    • Proven performance in a team environment
    • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and external parties
    • Reliability and strong work ethic
    • Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform tasks
    • Works under general supervision
    • Certain degree of creativity and latitude is requiredAn EEO/AA Employer, M/F/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans - an ADA compliance organizationPI668539210987-31181-33770672

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