Senior Payroll Specialist

  • Job Tracking ID: 512238-662306
  • Job Location: Houston, TX
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: 2 year degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: December 19, 2018
  • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Multi-State Payroll Processing to be paid timely and accurately as scheduled.
  • Review monthly, quarterly, and annual tax returns.
  • Continually learn tax law and policies for client support.
  • Assist Director of Payroll with new client setup.
  • Reviews, analyzes and verifies payroll reports and documents for accuracy; makes necessary adjustments or corrections as needed.
  • Prepares and files a variety of local, state and federal forms.
  • Recommends or participates in the development of new procedures and policies related to payroll operations; assists with changes within payroll processing system; updates affected policy/procedure manuals.
  • Develops financial, tax and payroll reports for both internal and external purpose; submits to Director of Payroll for review.
  • Coordinates schedules and conducts system training sessions as needed.
  • Initiates payroll processing quality assurance reviews; identities issues and/or problem prone processes to ensure optimal efficiency and error-free operations.
  • Work with Director of Payroll on company audits including but not limited to: Workers Compensation and the 401(k) Retirement Plan audit.
  • Others duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

Skills and Competencies

  • Knowledge of payroll principles, practices, regulations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local tax, rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of payroll legislation and guidelines including but not limited to: writs of garnishment, child support, subpoenas, non-resident alien and U.S. tax treaties.
  • Knowledge of working with union facilities under a collective bargaining agreement.


  • Minimum Associates degree in business, accounting or relevant field required.
  • 5+ year’s payroll processing experience.
  • Proven experience in payroll software databases.
  • Must be proficient in Word and Excel.