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Senior Payroll Specialist

at Abt Associates

Posted: 3/12/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 60055

Job Description



Abt Associates seeks a qualified Senior Payroll Specialist to support the Finance Department at our office in Cambridge, MA. The Senior Payroll Specialist will work with the Payroll Supervisor to process the companys international and domestic payroll in a timely, accurate and efficient manner and plays a key role in the payroll and accounting cycles. S/he will work with the payroll team to maintain sound payroll policies, procedures and controls in accordance with best practices in the industry.


Key Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Complete biweekly domestic payroll transactions in accordance with company, legal and tax requirements that include new hire processing, multi-jurisdiction wage reporting, benefit deductions, wage garnishments, imputed income calculations, reporting/funding to third parties and foreign wire disbursements
  • Enter employee data, such as tax withholding forms, direct deposits and imputed insurance deductions
  • Maintain employee files and payroll records
  • Administer multiple payroll interfaces and systems
  • Process terminations and verify vacation cash balances
  • Complete salary verifications
  • Oversees the preparation and distribution of payroll reporting and systems administration
  • Distribute Payroll reports for HR and Benefits
  • Create ad hoc reports using Reportsmith and Oracle inquiries
  • Process all payroll documentation for business proposals as requested
  • Compile payroll data for Accounting and create journal entries for the General Ledger
  • Perform iPay security administrator function for resetting passwords
  • Maintain excellent and easily accessible records of all payroll transactions, tax filings and interactions with employees and auditors
  • Ensure overall record maintenance is consistent and complies with IRS record and retention guidelines
  • Produce monthly Government Labor reporting
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of payroll rules, regulations and best practices
  • Ensure the timely and accurate completion of compliance reports for issuance to financial institutions
  • Ensure that the department maintains an exceptional level of customer service and responsiveness
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned

Skill / Requirements

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites:


  • Experience in Government accounting preferred
  • Knowledge of ADP payroll and reporting, ADP Connection preferred. Oracle or similar enterprise level software a plus
  • Superior computer skills with a particular expertise in Excel
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized and problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to meet payroll deadlines


Minimum Qualifications:


  • 3 - 5 years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience