Payroll Specialist

Albertina Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential. When you join Kerr, you become part of a team motivated to provide innovative and excellent programs, services and care.

We’re seeking a Payroll Specialist to join our Team. As the Payroll Specialist, you’ll coordinate and execute daily payroll functions, will act as the main point of contact for payroll-related questions and requests from employees and supervisors, and will perform payroll-related accounting and compliance duties.


Essential Duties

  • Administers daily payroll functions in accordance with internal policies and procedures, wage and hour laws, and other pertinent laws and regulations. Ensures that biweekly payroll processing runs timely and accurately.
  • Administers biweekly payroll auditing process of timekeeping records and payroll calculations.
  • Ensure the accuracy of payroll and tax documents.
  • Acts as administrator for timekeeping system.
  • Coordinates and administers the process for resolving payroll-related questions and requests from managers and employees.
  • Routinely monitors the Accounting Departments helpdesk to ensure prompt response to employee requests.
  • Updates payroll related general ledger accounts including initiating journal entries and reconciling payroll related general ledger accounts.
  • Responds to requests for information from outside agencies.
  • Participates in external and internal audits.
  • Ensures adequate internal controls over payroll related activities.
  • Monitors check stock and orders payroll-related supplies as needed.
  • Participates in continuing education activities to maintain current, relevant knowledge related to assigned work.
  • Performs other and related duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of three years’ payroll experience.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Associates degree desired.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and payroll software (Paycom preferred).
  • Working knowledge of payroll laws and regulations.
  • Strong organization skills and ability to coordinate payroll processes independently, under the general oversight of Accounting Director.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • General office and clerical skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.


  • Paid medical, dental, and vision employee benefits
  • Paid basic life & accident insurance and short- & long-term disability
  • Paid internal training and career development
  • 7 paid holidays and generous time off
  • 24-hour Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) that provides resources for everything from mental health to pet insurance and financial counselling
  • Satisfies employment requirement for student loan Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PLSF)

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