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Sr. Payroll Specialist – Plainsboro, NJ

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Our client is recruiting someone who has Processed payroll for domestic and international using ADP.


This reports into HR.

Communication skills must be strong


•Reviewing in detail assigned payrolls and cross-check payrolls processed by other payroll peers, focusing on new hires, salary changes, terminations, benefits, and leave of absences
•Conducts audits of data, changes and requests that come in to ensure compliancy with company policy and practices
•Escalates issues or concerns to the Global Payroll Manager or other management
•Compiles all data needed to process assigned payrolls
•Organizes and files payroll records and reports
•Sets up and processes direct deposits, garnishments, child support orders, tax levies, severances, stop payments, stock, 401k and payroll adjustments
•Reviews and ensures authorization of worked hours by employees and supervisors in eTIME
•Administers Enterprise eTIME (passwords, profiles, PTO)
•Reconciliation of any payroll items, such as annual and quarterly reports
•Runs interfaces to move Payroll data from Oracle to PayForce and to move worked hours from eTIME to PayForce each period. Resolves any errors on the transferred data
•Reports and follows up issues with ADP National Accounts on eTIME, Connection, PayForce and ADP GL issues/ projects/ changes
•Ensures compliance with SOX regulations by following established processes and procedures
•Follows all Federal and State payroll laws
•Creates custom and ad hoc reports using ADP Reporting
•Participates in problem solving and special projects within the Payroll Department (such as acquisitions, improvements of systems and processes)
•Assists with training of new Payroll Associates and documentation of training tools
•Performs advanced payroll functions (i.e. gross-up, retroactive pay, stock options, deferred stock and deductions)
•Promptly responds to inquiries received into the payroll department from the HR Service Center and other areas such as benefits and HRIS
•Fully understands other Payroll Codes/ Sites as potential back up for other Payroll peers
•Fully understands company benefit plans for proper deductions

•Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required in HR, Accounting or relevant field
•Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) desired

•7 – 10 years of experience processing payroll with multi-state payroll operations experience, global payroll processing a plus
•1 – 3 years of experience with ADP payroll products
•Process oriented with the ability to create/recommend improvements to processes
•Customer service oriented with the ability and desire to work in a team environment
•Experience with Oracle ERP and payroll interfaces a plus
•Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills
•Excellent computer and excel skills are also required
•The ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
•Must be highly detail oriented