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Payroll Specialist

  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Ref No: 23-00415
  • Date: January 27, 2023
  • Pay: $33.19 - $33.19 per Hour USD
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Job Description - Payroll Specialist

Payroll Specialist

5+ Month Contract

San Diego, CA


  • Assists with processing full payroll cycles for 15,000+ employees on a bi-weekly basis, inclusive of exempt and nonexempt employees
  • Processes terminations including final pay calculations
  • Review wage calculations and audit reports for accuracy while making necessary adjustments/corrections
  • Track and process leave of absence (LOA) to calculate supplemental pay for employees  Audit HRIS Workday daily file feed into ADP to ensure data accuracy
  • Resolves payroll employee service request cases (Tier 2 support for escalations)
  • Initiate stop payments and direct deposit reversals
  • Research and manage outstanding/uncashed check or direct deposit issues
  • Enforce pay policies, (e.g., holiday worked, on-call, overtime, calculation basis for deductions, etc.) to ensure compliance
  • Auditing and validating inputs in the time and labor system
  • Run and review timesheet export reports from Workday to interface with the ADP Payroll system
  • Process over-payment calculations and collection
  • Create and maintain SOPs (standard operating procedures) and job aides for payroll processing and timekeeping tasks
  • Provide exemplary service and respond to complex payroll related inquiries from employees, managers, HRBPs, HR Data Services, HR Connect, and external third party vendors
  • Communicate effectively with various levels of management to ensure high level of customer support and positive customer interactions
  •  Work in a team environment by coordinating with other team members in the processing of payroll


  • CPP/FPC certification a plus
  • 1-3 years of experience in payroll related responsibilities
  • Apply documented rules, past practices, or instructions on an independent level
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment even during times of ambiguity
  • Demonstrated ability to hold information confidential with excellent judgment 
  • Understanding of payroll processing within a shared services environment
  • Solid time management skills with an ability to prioritize assignments in a dynamic work environment
  • Proficient computer, organizational, analytical, research and problem solving skills  Working knowledge of Excel, proficient with all other Office applications
  • Complete self-initiated training necessary to remain current on payroll practices
  • Ability to learn processes quickly for more efficient and effective results
  • Experience with Workday and ADP systems highly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, positive attitude, flexibility, and a willingness to learn
  • The ability to adapt to change and adjust to the business needs.

Must haves: Payroll experience; multi-tasking; customer service; teamwork

Nice to have: ADP GV experience, Workday Time entry experience, LOA experience

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