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Payroll Specialist III

Job Description

Title: Payroll Specialist III

Location: Charlotte, NC 

Type: Contract to Direct Hire

Schedule: Hybrid (in office T, W, R)

Salary: $35/hr ST (non-exempt, until transitioned to Direct Hire)

Start: ASAP

Duration: Long-Term

Responsible for Canadian staff payroll including timesheets and payroll processing

· Handle tax account registrations with state and local tax jurisdictions

· Research and resolve all tax notices from federal, state and local agencies  

· Reconcile monthly, quarterly and annual taxes, amendments and W2-corrections

· Complete multiple worksite reporting and respond to various state employment surveys i.e. BLS, OEWS

· Ensure personnel updates and payroll tax changes are completed timely and accurately in all systems

· Responsible for accurate and timely tax reporting to federal, state and local agencies in conjunction with ADP

· Respond to employee questions and requests in a courteous and timely manner by both phone calls and emails

· Perform and assist with other tasks and duties as assigned

What we're looking for:

  • Sound knowledge of payroll regulations and best practices, taxes and reporting requirements for US and Canada

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree and/or related payroll or tax certification preferred

  • 5+ years of Payroll experience in a multi-state environment

  • 5+ years of Payroll tax experience required

  • Proficient computer skills with database payroll systems particularly Deltek Costpoint, Ceridian, ADP WorkForce Now

  • Ability to coordinate and direct detailed phases of payroll functions for multiple projects including staff and union crafts

  • Prior experience with union craft payroll and union fringe benefits administration

Additional Qualifications:

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is required

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and be self-motivated, be flexible and adaptable, and work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

  • Must have the ability to handle and prioritize many projects simultaneously and successfully meet goals and deadlines

  • Must be able to comply with regulatory requirements, policies, and procedures

  • Demonstrated analytical skills and ability to perform detail-oriented work with a high degree of accuracy

  • Ability to recognize and define problems, recommend, and implement solutions

  • Demonstrated experience handling confidential information and a high degree of professionalism

  • Must be effective at working in a highly collaborative environment, act with integrity, and have demonstrated ability to gain the trust and confidence of internal clients

Due to the nature of work, candidates must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States




Charlotte, North Carolina







Jenny Lister


(727) 340-8901


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