Temporary Payroll Associate

New York, NY 10017

Job Type: Payroll Job Number: 6629 Salary Range: $50-$55/hr

Job Description

Our client, a humanitarian organization, is seeking a Payroll Associate to join their team! 

  • Process Semi Monthly Payroll: Schedule and execute semi-monthly payroll. Input basic employee requests
  • Collect, Maintain, and calculate payroll-related information, including invoices for Payroll, Fringe Benefits and Retirement Plans    
  • Calculate Employee Deferrals and Company Contributions towards 403b plans monthly and prepare contribution reports and submit to Voya Financial
  • Update Defined Benefit Plan and Supplemental plans
  • Monitor tax-sheltered annuities for withholding limits and IRS compliance.
  • Assist in preparing Employee Cost Reports for department heads
  • Journalize Monthly Insurance Bills and Payroll.
  • Prepare monthly Benefit Allocations report
  • Conduct reconciliation of withholding and payroll bank accounts
  • Administer pension for retirees (maintain tax documents, COLA increase, and reconcile between the bank’s check register and the master file)
  • Send out letters/notifications to retirees using mail-merge
  • Organize and maintain payroll related reports and files securely
  • Conduct data Validation as needed for HR and Payroll Systems
  • Complete quarterly Payroll and Benefit Reconciliations
  • Complete quarterly Reconciliations of 941s and 940 with SAP
  • Review and prepare annual tax reports (W-2s)
  • Such other duties as may be assigned from time to time
  • Prior experience processing payroll of approx. 50 – 200 employees required
  • Experience with MS Excel at an intermediate to advanced level
  • Prior experience with payroll software such as ADP or Ceridian required
  • Experience cutting manual checks and making adjustments
  • Understanding of basic accounting principles, multi-state payroll taxes, US payroll regulations and accrual account
  • Excellent detail orientation, a strong commitment to accuracy and quality
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work within deadlines
  • Ability to problem-solve and be resourceful
  • Experience maintaining and protecting confidential information
  • Customer orientation and patience to work well with vendors and colleagues
  • Communication skills, the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and retirees
  • Ability to read words and numbers, operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment, and communicate in person or over the telephone

Meet Your Recruiter

Dan James
Managing Director

After graduating with an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Westchester Community College Dan wasn't sure exactly what he wanted to do. In February 2013 he decided to put his knack for connecting people with one another to work when he joined The Phoenix Group. When he's not in the office you can find him skiing, golfing, or spending time with his family. 

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