Payroll Specialist

  • Road Scholar
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Oct 30, 2019
Full time Other

Job Description

Title: Payroll Specialist, Finance

Status: Full-time, Professional Position

Reports to: Manager, Payroll

Location: Boston, MA


 About the Role…

The Payroll Specialist, Finance position is responsible for processing the organization's multi-state and multi-national payrolls, resolving exceptions, uploading or entering results into the financial systems, maintaining attendance, earnings and benefits records and providing assistance to employees. S/he is responsible for applying procedures and exercising judgement to support managers and employees and process accurate payrolls.


You will…

· Process payroll by entering employee status changes or importing employee timecard data into the payroll systems after reviewing for reasonableness and compliance and obtaining approval for any items that fall outside established parameters

· Transmit the payroll file to the payroll processors and review output reports to ensure accuracy

· Process retirement election changes in employees' ADP profile, remit contributions via the plan sponsor's website and arrange for funds to be electronically transferred

· Interface and enter payroll expense entries into the general ledger

· Manage the corporate MBTA pass account

· File payroll documents and reports

· Prepare journal entries and reconcile general ledger accounts

· Provide assistance to employees with questions or problems related to payroll

· Other duties and/or special projects as assigned


You Need…

· Bachelors' degree in accounting or business preferred

· Two years' experience in an accounting or payroll role

· Excellent PC experience, particularly with Microsoft Office applications

· Strong listening, written and oral communication skills

· Interest in and aptitude for working with complex systems and processes

· Demonstrated desire and aptitude to quickly learn new information and adapt to change

· Organized and self-motivated with high standards for accuracy, customer service and efficiency

· Commitment to maintain absolute confidentiality


The Perks…

We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits…

•Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

•3 weeks PTO

•50% reimbursement on MBTA commuting costs up to $150 per month

•$1,000 program credit toward one Road Scholar learning adventure per year

•$5,000 tuition reimbursement per year

•Retirement Plan with a company match up to 5%

•And more… Check out our Careers webpage at for more details.


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