This position oversees the payroll function, including supervising payroll team members, managing the daily operations and activities.
Coordinates daily work activities and assigns work; organizes and prioritizes department workload; and monitors status of work in progress.
Recommends and assists in developing and implementing new and/or revised policies/procedures to ensure efficient processing of payroll and ongoing compliance with wage and hour regulations.
Prepare and review payroll reports as needed.
Resolve system related questions/issues that arise for Ceridian, ADP and iEmployee.
Review payroll input prior to transmission of each payroll cycle.
Maintain strong processes and controls over the payroll function, including payment of commissions and incentives.
Assist internal and external auditors during audit process by providing documents, reports and other payroll-related reports upon request; implements procedural changes recommended by auditors.
Coordinate the annual audits of the profit sharing plan and workers compensation insurance.
Provide support to the planning and forecasting team with regards to compensation expense.
Works in conjunction with Information Technology and Human Resources to develop, test and implement system upgrades and/or enhancements; trains users in operation of system; reports problem situations.
Partner with Human Resources to set up/maintain employee records and provide support on various projects/requests.
Support other payroll team members as needed during the semi-monthly payroll processing.
Possess a strong knowledge of the Company’s bonus, commission and share based compensation plans.
Experience - minimum 5 years payroll experience required, with at least 2 years of supervisory experience.
Education – Associate’s degree or equivalent training and education. CPP designation preferred.
Unquestionable integrity and demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality in handling sensitive and confidential information required.
Working knowledge of human resource/payroll functions, including current labor laws/regulations.
Experience with Ceridian, ADP and iEmployee preferred (or other similar payroll systems).
Basic knowledge of accounting and general ledger.
Computer skills - Knowledge & experience with Microsoft Office PC software at an intermediate level. Willingness to learn other software as needed.
Possess problem solving and reconciliation skills necessary to research problems that develop.
Work cooperatively with and maintain effective communication and working relationship with co-workers and managers.
Possess good judgment, ability to accept responsibility, set priorities and handle multiple priorities.
Ability to learn quickly, ask questions, take instruction constructively, and be flexible in doing assorted tasks.
Must be a self-starter and dependable with strong attention to detail, organizational skills, accuracy.
Ability to accept and facilitate change.
Willingness to assume additional responsibilities/ duties/ projects as they arise.
Regular and punctual attendance.
Hours: Generally 8:00am to 5:00pm. Overtime may be required.
HomeStreet Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer