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Wendy Bartell

HRIS Support Specialist at STAR TRIBUNE

Minneapolis, MN


To use my extensive accounting and human resources experiences in a new setting with challenging opportunities and growth potential.

Work Experience

HRIS Support Specialist

Minneapolis, MN

2006 to Present

Minneapolis, MN 
Star Tribune Media Company LLC produces the largest newspaper and news website in the state of Minnesota. The Star Tribune newspaper and regularly reach more than two-thirds of the adults in the Twin Cities market or about 1.7 million people. 
HRIS Support Specialist (2006 - present) 
◆ Accurately enter employee data into PeopleSoft following established procedures to meet payroll and system deadlines, including new hires, terminations, change of status. 
◆ Accurately and timely process daily, weekly, and monthly queries and reports. 
◆ Send interface vendor files weekly to vendors for HIPPA, Cobra, Leave of Absence, Flexible Spending, and HSA. 
◆ Process monthly carrier billings for numerous lines of coverage. 
◆ Work with Payroll regarding leave of absences and track in PeopleSoft. 
◆ Communicate and reconcile premiums due from employees on leave of absence. 
◆ Process system data updates such as indicative data, dependent and beneficiary date. 
◆ Generate and process monthly pension file.

Sr. Accounting and Systems Specialist

STAR TRIBUNE - Minneapolis, MN

2000 to 2006

Responsible for the daily activities that supports the People Soft Accounts Payable system operation. 
◆ Verify weekly check processes and balance AP liability to the General Ledger. 
◆ Identify system issues and ensure proactive solutions are implemented. 
◆ Oversee Wells Fargo Purchasing Card program including integrity of data and regulatory compliance. 
◆ Process, generate reports, and meet all government regulations regarding 1099 reporting. Reconcile various balance sheets accounts for auditing purposes. 
Effectively communicate and follow-up with on-going projects including: PeopleSoft Upgrade Wells Fargo Processes 
New Hires/Terminations Monthly Rent updates 
HR Billing Procedures Bank of New York Pension upgrade 
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Procedures 
SOFTWARE PeopleSoft, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, C-Cure 800

Additional Information

◆ Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a professional demeanor. 
◆ Able to work independently and handle multiple tasks at one time. 
◆ Strong customer service orientation. 
◆ Ability to anticipate and manage detail. 
◆ Unique combination of creativity and analytical skills. 
◆ Strong competency in Microsoft Office and adept at finding and using information via the internet. 
◆ Recognized for reliability, persistence and a strong work ethic.