Payroll & Benefits Specialist

The Payroll & Benefits Specialist is responsible for the administration of retirement benefits, leave management and payroll support, ensuring timeliness and accuracy. In this role, you will assist in the bi-weekly payroll processing, conduct audits for each payroll processed, including final audit, audit of termination checks, quarterly tax reconciliation, and responding to accounting reports and requests. The ideal candidate will have 5 years of experience human resources within payroll and benefits, attention to detail and strong interpersonal communication skills.

Here’s what you can expect from the job and what you need to be successful:

Job Duties:

  • Conduct audits for each payroll processed, including final audit, audit of termination checks, quarterly tax reconciliation, and responding to accounting reports and requests.
  • Process deductions in areeras for biweekly payroll management and annual back office adjustments.
  • Partner with benefits team for COBRA support and gross up requests
  • Backup support for processing payroll, including auditing and updating timesheets, processing garnishments and benefit deductions, etc. Ensures accurate and timely payroll input, output, and delivery.
  • Administers employee savings plans that may include the company’s 401(k) plan, pension, and deferred compensation programs.
  • Responds to 401(k) inquiries from managers and employees relating to enrollments, plan changes and contribution amounts.
  • Manages the annual catch-up contribution enrollment.
  • Ensures organizational compliance with federal and local regulations, audits, and non-discrimination laws
  • Processes and administers all leave-of-absence requests and disability paperwork: medical, personal, disability, FMLA and state leaves.
  • Effectively interprets FMLA and ADA implications as they relate to leaves of absences/disabilities.
  • Responds to all leave management inquiries from employees and medical professionals maintaining highest confidentiality as required under HIPAA.
  • Assists with the open enrollment process and provides backup support for others on benefits team.
  • Coordinate retirement benefits processing. Handle enrollments, terminations, changes, beneficiaries, disability, accident and death claims, rollovers, QDROs, QMCSOs, distributions, loans, hardships and compliance testing.
  • Administers Trees in Memory program.

Essential Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in human resources with a concentration in payroll and benefits
  • Proficient in developing and implementing new policies, procedures and programs
  • Ability to develop and coordinate projects and timelines
  • General administrative support experience with an understanding of basic Payroll concepts including, but not limited to: timesheet tracking, accruals, tax set-up and garnishments
  • General knowledge of state and federal laws as they relate to payroll and employment law
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Business Administration or other related fields of study)
  • Certification/License: PHR/SPHR, SHRM CP/SCP or CEBS preferred

Location:  Hillsboro, OR 97124

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