Payroll Specialist in West Point, GA at WOW!

Date Posted: 8/13/2019

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Job Description

Payroll Specialist


This position provides administrative, clerical, and processing support to the Payroll Supervisor and Director of Payroll Operations. Works closely with other Payroll Team members. Works with other WOW! team members in other areas concerning payroll and payroll processing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed below:

  • Performs daily payroll department operations

  • Processes new hires and terminations on a daily basis

  • Executes timecards and attendance processing that interface with payroll

  • Processes bi-weekly payroll for specific markets as assigned

  • Reconciles payroll prior to transmission and validates reports

  • Manages workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely

  • Assists with processing garnishments, child support orders, and federal and state tax levies

  • Understands and processes proper taxation of employer paid benefits

  • Responds in a timely manner to employee payroll inquiries

  • Responds to and answers verifications of employment

  • Develops ad hoc financial reports as needed

  • Maintains employee paperless payroll files

  • Processes password resets for ADP as needed

  • Other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required

Experience/Skills Needed:

  • Minimum 3 experience processing multi-state payroll

  • Minimum 2 years' experience processing garnishments, wage and tax levies, bankruptcies, and child support orders

  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of payroll records

  • Demonstrated knowledge of payroll taxing and compliance with federal and state regulations

  • Must possess a strong work ethic with a high degree of professionalism

  • Maintains excellent attendance

  • Must be capable of working in a self-directed fashion when necessary and able to set priorities within a given workload to meet deadlines

  • Strong organization skills are required, with demonstrated ability to effectively handle multiple priorities and tasks

  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required to establish effective working relationships

  • Must possess strong communication skills (both verbal and written)

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of employees, sometimes conveying technical information to non-technical employees

  • Must have strong mathematical skills

  • Must be able to perform computer functions and operate routine office equipment.

  • Maintains sense of urgency and consistently meets deadlines on assigned projects and duties

Computer Skills:

  • Strong working knowledge of MS office, including Excel, Word, and Google Suite

  • General knowledge of payroll software

  • ADP, EV5, E-Time and/or Workday experience a plus but not required

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regularly required to talk and hear

  • Required to use hands to type, handle objects and paperwork

  • Required to use close vision and be able to focus

  • Frequently required to sit for extended periods of time

  • Required to reach and hold on to items at chest level or reach above the shoulder.

  • Must be flexible to adjust schedule for various business needed

WOW! is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Religion/Gender Identity employer