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Dairy Farmers of America Payroll Specialist in Kansas City, Kansas

Position : Payroll Specialist

Location : Kansas City, Kansas

Requisition ID: : 26632

General Purpose:

Apply knowledge of all payroll functions including processing, reporting, systems, wage and hour laws, time and attendance, garnishment processes, and operational best practices in accordance with established procedures. Work under a moderate degree of supervision to perform timely and accurate daily activities and processing of employee payrolls for employees on monthly, semi-monthly, bi-weekly, and weekly cycles.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administer the end-to-end payroll operations, including data entry, payroll processing, tax compliance across multiple states, timekeeping activities, auditing, and reporting to ensure timely and accurate payroll

  • Compile, input, audit, and verify any additional data to be included in the final payroll prior to processing of W-2s and process W-2 corrections as appropriate

  • Assist with tax account set up and amendments and help resolve payroll tax issues

  • Answer a high volume of questions relating to salary, paychecks, and other payroll information, while paying close attention to detail and keeping all salary, benefit, and other personal information confidential

  • Assist payroll coordinators at field locations and problem solve to achieve resolutions regarding payroll issues; ensure field payroll coordinators are properly trained to perform all aspects of their payroll duties

  • Work closely with human resources representatives regarding inquires, issues, and procedures affecting payroll

  • Assist in the testing of all payroll related system enhancements, improvements, integrations, or conversions

  • Maintain and safeguard accurate payroll records, ensuring compliance with record-keeping requirements

  • Follow internal controls to prevent fraud or errors in payroll processing

  • Generate and distribute various payroll reports as needed

  • Assist with any internal or external audits

  • Complete monthly, quarterly and year-end tasks; ensure they are completed accurately and timely

  • Support merger and acquisition activities as required; assist with set up of payroll related systems

  • Collaborate with project managers and team members to assist in various projects, ensuring adherence to timelines and quality standards

  • Create and maintain procedure manual for all job duties

The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • 1-3 years of progressive payroll experience for a large company is required, especially in a multi-state environment including knowledge of federal and state payroll regulations, tax laws, and wage and hour laws

  • 1 -3 years ADP Enterprise experience

  • Certification and/or license – Fundamental Payroll Certification preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Solid knowledge of standard payroll concepts, practices and procedures

  • Able to process payroll for a large company, especially in a multi-state environment including knowledge of federal and state payroll regulations, tax laws, and wage and hour laws

  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational, analytical, time management, and problem-solving skills

  • Able to work well in a fast paced, high pressure, and often changing environment

  • Able to identify and handle priority and/or sensitive issues with discretion and a commitment to confidentiality

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel

  • Able to take initiative and set priorities without close supervision and follow clearly defined procedures

  • Able to apply a high level of attention to detail and accuracy

  • Able to be flexible, prioritize, and manage multiple assignments with competing deadlines

  • Able to respond courteously and efficiently to inquiries, complaints, and requests

  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing

  • Able to follow through on day-to-day responsibilities

  • Able to interact positively and work effectively and professionally with others

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English


☒5%-15% (1-3 times per year)

An Equal Opportunity Employer