The Payroll Specialist will be responsible for payroll administration, including overseeing all aspects of payroll processing. The position requires expertise in Unanet or other mainstream payroll processing software. They will ensure payment is processed on time, accurately, and in compliance with government regulations for both salaried and hourly employees. They will also comply with all state and federal regulations as it pertains to timekeeping, tax payments, and any garnishments or levies. They will assist team members in all levels of payroll/HR-related tasks to provide the best customer service to the employees and management.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Process and administer employee benefit invoices
  • Research and administer unemployment claims
  • Gross to net payroll processing and tax filing
  • Associated banking functions as related to payroll processing
  • COBRA administration and processing
  • Employment verification for terminated employees
  • HRIS (Payroll) system administration for 700+ employees
  • Special-related payroll-related projects
  • Timesheet administration for payroll purposes
  • Prepares all payroll-related reports
  • Prepare the journal entry for posting payroll to the accounting system
  • Manage timely retirement deposits to the 401k plan
  • Must be able to review timecards, compute wages, and reconcile wages, overtime, and other types of pay with accuracy and compliance
  • Post, update, and reconcile all employee-related payroll deductions (garnishments, tax levies, child support orders, etc.)
  • Research and resolve any payroll tax notices from various government agencies
  • Act as backup to Human Resources for benefit functions
  • Make pay adjustments, processing merit increases, bonuses, and commissions, and an understanding of required payroll laws
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of the city, state, provincial, local, and federal legislation affecting payroll
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of financial accounting experience is required.
  • Three (3) years of relevant government contract accounting experience
  • Must have experience with Unanet Accounting Software
  • Understanding of and the ability to adhere to generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and strong Microsoft Excel skills are required
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, with the ability to communicate issues to all levels of management
  • Must have excellent work habits, including a willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done, especially when important deadlines cause greater than-normal departmental pressures

Security Clearance Requirements:

  • N/A

Work Location:

  • Fairfax, VA – Corporate Headquarters