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Payroll Specialist

  • Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Job Type: Right to Hire
  • Ref No: 19-06564
  • Date: November 06, 2019
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Job Description - Payroll Specialist

Payroll Specialist


The payroll specialist will ensure that payroll data is collated and processed in a confidential and timely manner. Responsible for maintaining payroll policies that comply with multi-state and federal laws and policies and procedures. Review, process and reconcile payroll and benefits on a bi-weekly basis. Knowledge of ADP Workforce Now is required for the payroll specialist.


  • The payroll specialist must have communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data
  • Proficiency in use of 10 Key calculator and office machines
  • Proficiency in typing and keyboarding
  • Ability to work with numbers in an accurate and rapid manner
  • Ability to meet established deadlines
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws for payroll, withholding rules, and regulations
  • Ability to interpret policies and procedures
  • Ability to incorporate new technologies
  • Skilled in applying the complexity of the payroll rules and regulations


  • Maintains employee payroll information confidentiality.
  • Receives and distributes in-coming mail (time sheets, absence from duty reports.)
  • Assists in the verification of payroll data on employee work agreements as needed. Ability to meet constant deadlines.
  • Process payrolls as needed to comply with audit standards, federal, and state requirements.
  • Prepare, balance and input computer information for all payrolls.
  • Maintains accurate records of salary, and payroll deductions.
  • Enters payroll deductions requested by employees into the on-line payroll files.
  • Prepares the bi-weekly and monthly payrolls as needed. Prepares calendar for office use with the pay periods and holidays.
  • Prepares transmittal sheets and enters substitute data for online payroll files, run reports.
  • Is responsible for maintenance of payroll files. Handles adjustments on individual files.
  • Verifies and balances leave for each employee at the end of the monthly pay periods and enters data into payroll files.
  • Type’s payroll documents as needed.
  • Receives telephone inquiries on employment (present and past) as needed.

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