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Payroll Specialist

Full-Time, Direct-Hire position paying $12/hr.

Company Profile
This is a franchise tax, payroll, accounting, and financial reporting firm that has served the greater Toledo area for over 20 years. We specialize in helping small businesses make more money while reducing their tax liabilities. We are looking to grow our business significantly over the next few years and we're looking for a motivated, hard working, and dedicated Payroll Specialist to join our team. The successful candidate needs to be willing to support the team's goals and help drive actions to achieve/exceed them.
Job Summary
The Payroll Specialist has a wide variety of duties, including but not limited to, processing clients' payrolls, resolving tax notices, reconciling quarterly and annual transactions and accounts.
General Accountabilities
Process payroll on a weekly, bi-weekly, and semi-annual basis for each client.
Set up new clients in payroll system.
Respond to notices received from federal, state, and local level.
Respond to requests for information from clients/employees.
Reconcile quarterly and annual tax filings with payments.
Lead overall payroll process within the office.
Consistently market the business and services offered and solicit referrals to foster growth.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
Job Qualifications
Minimum Education:
Bachelor's degree
Minimum
Experience:
2-4 Years
Preferred
Experience:
5+ Years of Payroll Processing
Must understand the complete payroll cycle from calculating gross to net, to what's taxable and what's not, to determining which earnings/deductions categories to use for each situation, to setting up and shutting down a client's payroll accounts.
Must have thorough understanding of payroll and accounting principles and have experience engaging clients in resolving payroll issues. This is not an entry level position.


Competencies
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems efficiently; Gathers and analyzes information; Develops solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively; Listens and gets clarification when necessary; Responds informatively to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and concisely; Edits work; Varies writing style to meet specific needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.
Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and returns.
Computer Proficiency - Must have a working knowledge of PC applications like Excel, Word, and Outlook.
Climate
The successful candidate will be one of the key components of managing the firm-client relationship for those assigned. The candidate must be able to work independently with little supervision and must be results oriented. Basic training about our business, processes, and expectations will be provided up front; additional training and coaching will exist throughout, but the candidate will be required to demonstrate independent success early on the job.
Given the nature of our business, some early morning and evening hours will be required as well as some weekend hours. At times we work with short deadlines that need to be met and this at times creates stress and tension that needs to be managed.
We are a family oriented business that understands family/work life balance issues and works to service our clients the way we want to be serviced. We work together as a team and strive for amazing results. The successful candidate should be comfortable in that environment and be able to excel within it.

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