Sr. Payroll Associate

Madison, NJ 07940

Posted: 06/11/2019 Industry: Accounting Job Number: 8970 Pay Rate: $30.00 - $35.00


In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring accurate and timely payments to all employees while remaining in compliance with all federal and state regulations.


  • Performs all aspects of payroll administration including primary liaison responsibilities with external payroll service provider.

  • Prepares, analyzes and transmits payroll data to the payroll service provider electronically.

  • Performs complex queries and researches and responds to complex inquiries related to payroll tax, benefits and payroll operations.

  • Compiles payroll data and statistics for the calculation of payroll and performs complex analysis.

  • Prepares and transmits employee retirement plan and H.S. A. Contributions

  • Prepares salary and benefit information for annual tax return (Form 990) and schedules required by auditors for year-end audit.

  • Reconciles all payroll G/L accounts timely and accurately.

  • Works collaboratively with Human Resources to update employee payroll information including new employees, change of status employees, and employee terminations.

  • Monitors other employee benefit deductions.

  • Maintains all vacation, sick, and personal time off accruals.

  • Provides assistance as necessary for all internal and external audits related to payroll.

  • Communicates with outside vendors regarding payroll operations


  • 5+ years of experience in payroll administration

  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now required

  • Bachelor s degree in accounting, business or relevant field

  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis.

  • Understanding of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen.

  • Able to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).

  • Demonstrated ability to manage highly confidential information.

  • Working knowledge of State and Federal regulations and laws pertaining to payroll

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