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Become A Senior Payroll Specialist

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Working As A Senior Payroll Specialist

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $51,830

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Payroll Specialist Do At Black Box Corporation

* Reviews Payroll Specialist and Union Payroll Specialist balanced Payrolls prior to being submitted
* Develop professional relationships with HR Shared Services, Benefits, HRIS, Legal and Accounting teams
* Ensures that the daily tasks of the Payroll team are set with regards to priorities and deadlines.
* Provides training to new staff and updates staff with changes and\or modifications to payroll processing
* Implements procedures to make sure that the company is in compliance with government court orders and requests for Payroll related information
* Reviews and documents employee over payments after termination
* Provide feedback and makes recommendations for process changes and/or policy updates
* Respond promptly and courteously to all payroll inquiries
* Reviews and approves termination and off-cycle checks as required
* Helps resolve tax related issues
* Communicates with managers, coworkers, peers, outside vendors, and agencies in a professional manner
* Assists with Quarter and Year
* End reporting
* Conforms with and abides by all regulations and policies as set forth in the handbook
* Responsible for processing payroll in absence of coworker(s)
* Responsible for execution of other assignments assigned by the Payroll Manager

What Does A Senior Payroll Specialist Do At Kforce

* Responsible for processing payroll for multiple states with different payroll frequencies (weekly, semi-monthly, and monthly)
* Coordinate the collection of hours from the Kronos Time and Attendance system with plant locations
* Process approved incentive payments, relocation payments, and bonus payments
* Minimum 4 years of general HR/Payroll data management/processing experience required
* Minimum of 2 years of payroll tax processing experience
* Must have experience processing court ordered deductions
* Experience with UltiPro, ADP or Ceridian preferred
* Experience processing Canadian payroll preferred
* Experience in International Payroll a plus
* Knowledge of FLSA, payroll laws, payroll taxes and regulations required
* Knowledge of Year End Payroll processing and W
* form requirements
* Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
* All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status
* Compensation

What Does A Senior Payroll Specialist Do At Symantec

* Assist in the review and verification of timesheets for payroll entry
* Audit documentation and assist with preparation of semi-monthly payroll, to include tax changes, deductions, banking information, retroactive adjustments and time sheet data
* Maintain employee information to include new hires, terminations and status changes
* Update, audit and maintain employee level tax information
* Verify content and audit year-end tax information
* Ensure compliance with all garnishment and support orders including federal, state, and local tax withholding
* Improve payroll processing proactively and continuously
* Resolve both routine and non-routine payroll problems
* Serve as a liaison to the Finance department and other departments and locations in the resolution of payroll issues
* Ensure compliance with payroll policies and procedures
* Ensure compliance with benefits plans, labor laws, and payroll tax related matters.
* Creation of ad hoc reports to assist in audits, vendor verification and stock reporting

What Does A Senior Payroll Specialist Do At Microsemi Corporation

* Perform all activities necessary to process multiple payrolls in multiple states through the payroll system on an accurate and timely basis in a fast paced environment
* Manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely
* Ability to research and stay abreast of federal and state regulations
* Processing hourly and salaried payroll for bi-weekly payrolls in a multi-state, multi-company environment
* Preparing/reviewing monthly payroll information for non
* US payrolls
* Balancing of payroll reports and records
* Responding to payroll inquiries, with a customer focused attitude
* Responsible for researching, maintaining/creating Payroll G/L entries
* Calculate and enter payroll data necessary to process pay for new hires, terminations, adjustments to normal pay, and manual checks
* Knowledge of and experience administering wage garnishments and levies
* Balance payroll gross to net by use of earnings and deduction register; Analyze control reports to determine appropriate corrective action to take when errors are discovered

What Does A Senior Payroll Specialist Do At Jr Simplot

* Cultivates productive customer interactions and responds to unexpected customer requests with sense of urgency and positive action.
* Establishes, maintains and supports relationships with external and internal customers to ensure effective completion of assigned responsibilities.
* Takes responsibility for service‑level failures, instills a proactive customer service perspective in the team and ensures timely response and follow‑up to customer inquiries
* Completes payroll operational activities including adjustments, audits, reporting, regulatory filing, etc
* Responds to inquiries from internal and external customers.
* Conducts research and makes recommendations to resolve payroll questions
* Generate, finalize and process an accurate and timely payroll.
* Review entire payroll for errors and reasonableness.
* Distribute reports and checks/deposit advices to applicable parties
* Continually seeks out and pursues opportunities to enhance process effectiveness and efficiencies
* Models professional workplace attitudes and behaviors that contribute to a positive workplace climate and promotes open communication and trust within the work group
* Partners with co-sourced provider for payroll activities including payroll runs, auditing, garnishment management, tax services, etc

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How To Become A Senior Payroll Specialist

A high school diploma or equivalent is typically required for most financial clerk jobs. These workers usually learn their duties through on-the-job training.


Financial clerks typically need a high school diploma or equivalent to enter the occupation. Employers of brokerage clerks may prefer candidates who have taken some college courses in business or economics and, in some cases, require a 2- or 4-year college degree.


Most financial clerks learn how to do their job duties through on-the-job training. Some formal technical training also may be necessary; for example, gaming cage workers may need training in specific gaming regulations and procedures.


Financial clerks can advance to related occupations in finance. For example, a loan interviewer or clerk can become a loan officer, and a brokerage clerk can become a securities, commodities, or financial services sales agent, after obtaining the required education and license.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Financial clerks should have good communication skills so that they can explain policies and procedures to colleagues and customers.

Math skills. The job duties of financial clerks, including calculating charges and checking credit scores, require basic math skills.

Organizational skills. Strong organizational skills are important for financial clerks because they must be able to find files quickly and efficiently.

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Senior Payroll Specialist Career Paths

Senior Payroll Specialist
Payroll Administrator Human Resources Coordinator Specialist
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Service Representative Billing Specialist Accounts Receivable Specialist
Accounts Receivable Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Payroll Supervisor Payroll Administrator Human Resources Coordinator
Business Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accounting Manager Business Office Manager
Business Office Director
8 Yearsyrs
Payroll Supervisor Payroll Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Business Office Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Assistant Case Manager Unit Manager
Collections Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Client Service Supervisor Client Services Manager Senior Manager
Corporate Controller
12 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Senior Finance Analyst Controller
Finance Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Payroll Manager Human Resources Coordinator Business Analyst
Finance Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Assistant Human Resources Analyst Hris Analyst
Hris Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Client Service Supervisor Operations Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Contractor
9 Yearsyrs
Payroll Manager Payroll Administrator Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Lead
8 Yearsyrs
Service Representative Account Manager Sales Manager
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Accountant Accounting Manager
Payroll Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Finance Analyst Accounting Manager Payroll Specialist
Payroll/Human Resource Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Senior Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Plant Controller
10 Yearsyrs
Accounting Manager Operations Manager Human Resources Manager
Resource Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Payroll Administrator Human Resources Manager Program Manager
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Accountant Senior Tax Accountant
Tax Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Senior Payroll Specialist Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Filipino

  • French

  • Polish

  • Korean

  • Italian

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Top Skills for A Senior Payroll Specialist


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Top Senior Payroll Specialist Skills

  1. ADP Workforce
  2. Payroll Processing System
  3. High Rate
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Processed various payroll reports for each payroll as well as developing custom reports in ADP Workforce Now reporting.
  • Maintain knowledge of the payroll processing system and changes in wage and tax laws to develop a trusted relationship with clients.
  • Provided quality client service to maintain a high rate of client retention.
  • Assist in answering various questions in reference to federal, state, and local tax returns for multi-state payroll.
  • Coordinate with accounting department to reconcile general ledger reports and all other necessary reporting for company as a whole.

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