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Payroll and Benefits Specialist


Saint Louis, MO

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Payroll & Benefits Specialist


Payroll & Benefits Specialist is responsible for the activities of Payroll
across the enterprise. Responsibilities include coordinating payroll
preparation and processing, tax reporting, payroll system maintenance, and
benefits coordination/compliance.


  • Exemplify a service-oriented
    approach with HR team members, as well as internal and external partners.
    Ensuring all team members are focused on providing exemplary customer service
    for our internal and external customers
  • Participate in the establishment of
    department goals and for implementing procedures and performance standards to
    achieve these goals


  • Partner closely with remote HR peers
    to coordinate full-cycle payroll activities for our family of companies that
    are accurate, on time, and in compliance with Company policies, internal
    controls and procedures; and State and Federal regulations
  • Prepare, review and ensure the
    accuracy and timely payroll wage and tax filing, and related deposits
  • Review and update policies,
    procedures and controls for the Payroll function to ensure compliance with
    Company policies, and State and Federal regulations
  • Provide consultative expertise to
    Human Resources and Company Management in areas of payroll regulations and
  • Develop advanced reports to support
    business needs including payroll entries for the general ledger


  • Coordinate daily benefits
    processing. Provides benefit enrollment additions and deletions to benefit
    providers ie. COBRA, terminations, changes, beneficiaries, disability, accident
    and death claims, loans, compliance testing, 401(k), leaves of absence and time
  • Oversee maintenance of employee
    benefits files, maintain group benefits database and update employee payroll
  • Gather employee data and oversee the
    processing of monthly billings and the preparation of vouchers for payment of
    administrative fees for all group plans. Allocate group health and dental claims
    monthly and reviews quarterly
  • Perform balancing and remitting of
    benefit deductions (401k, FSA, HSA and other benefit deductions)
  • Perform plan audits. Prepare,
    collect and organize data for internal and external auditors

10% HRIS

  • Act as business owner for the HRIS
    and coordinate system implementations, enhancements, integrations and ongoing
    upgrades and maintenance in coordination with the Payroll and Benefits Manager.
  • Serve as HRIS subject matter expert
    to support the HR function in optimizing its use of the HRIS
  • Establish and maintain practices
    which ensure the data quality, accuracy, and completeness of the HRIS,
    including data extracts, feeds, interfaces and security compliance by
    monitoring system access and permissions
  • Instruct and collaborate with the
    HRIS vendor on system configuration needs pertaining to all areas of HR such as
    benefits, policy acknowledgements, applicant tracking, compliance data tracking
    and self-service


  • Bachelors’ degree in Finance, Human
    Resources, Business Administration, a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of five years of experience
    in positions of increasing responsibility processing payroll, managing HRIS
    systems, and experience administering employee benefit plans.
  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now preferred
  • Experience in tax filing in a
    multi-state environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Federal
    and State wage and hour laws, tax provisions, labor law and benefit-related regulations
  • Solid knowledge of general
    accounting principles and strong analytical skills.
  • Strong problem solving, organizational,
    communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills are
  • Experience administering 401(k)
    retirement programs.
  • Familiarity with ACA, COBRA, ERISA,
    FMLA, ADA.AADA and related state and federal regulations required.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding
    of insurance regulations, plan designs and third party record
    keeping/administration requirements.
  • Strong knowledge and experience
    auditing carrier invoices and reports and communicating with insurance carriers
    and other vendors to correct discrepancies.


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