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Payroll Specialist

Phoenix, Arizona 85027 | Contract To Hire

Job ID: 56610 Position: Accounting Branch: Phoenix

Do you have a payroll background? I' m looking for someone with basic payroll skills.

STABLE, growing, company in NW Phoenix is looking for someone to join there team - excellent opportunity to get your " foot in the door".

Job Duties:

* Ensure timely and accurate processing of the weekly payrolls

* Responsible for performing the standard updates to the employee personal and job records.

* Process employee' s pay record including earnings, deductions, and taxes based on knowledge of company, labor contract, and state and federal labor regulations.

* Process benefit requests for vacation, sick, etc. accurately and ensure accruals are updated correctly.

* Run and work queries and reports weekly during the on-cycle and off-cycle payroll close process to ensure the accuracy of employee payroll, HR and benefit information including earnings, deductions, payroll taxes, worklist, and leave balances.

* Research and resolve any pay issues or discrepancies for worked and non-worked time. This includes RFA’ s, ESC Cares Tickets, phone calls and email requests. Complete year end tasks as assigned by Processing Analyst.

* Set up, run and validate the output from the jobs associated with the processing tasks, including processing and running off-cycle payroll as scheduled or necessary each week.


Education Level:  High School Diploma/GED required.

Any financial/payroll/tax related training a plus, either formal classes or seminars.

Experience Level:

One to three years of payroll experience in a highly automated payroll, Human Resources, or Accounting environment, preferably in a large organization.

Skills and Experiences:

* Basic knowledge  of payroll, human resources, labor contracts, garnishments, federal and state labor regulations.

* Basic knowledge of PeopleSoft HRMS applications including HR, payroll, contracts, leave management and queries.

* Basic analytical skills with attention to detail. Ability to grasp moderately complex processing tasks.

* Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office with emphasis on Excel.

* Good customer service, verbal communication and interpersonal skills, business ethics and sensitivity to confidential information.

Heidi Fausel
Branch Manager

Originally from Texas (and fortunately / unfortunately still a Cowboys fan), Heidi has been involved with recruiting since 1992. She was recruited by Wollborg Michelson to open their new Phoenix division as business began to rapidly expand. Her philosophy for recruiting is focusing more on the “gray” of the resume vs. the “black and white”. She looks for what’s not on the resume just as much as she looks for what is on it. The reality is, employees tend to leave a company due to the culture or environment. She strives to find the personality aspect that is so important in making sure an employee is viewing the position as a career, not simply a job. You will find that she will ask her clients as many questions regarding the culture of the company as she does the job requirements. Skills can be trained; it’s that right personality she’s after. In her “off” time, Heidi is the Founder and CEO (Chief Elf Officer) of Christmas Milk® Brands eggnog. A seasonal beverage she created after she and her husband adopted the first of what ended up being four children out of the foster care system (there’s a wonderful story behind the name). She is an advocate of adoption through the foster care system and donates a portion of profits each year from her Christmas Milk® sales to help more children in foster care find their forever home. When she’s not spending time with her family, she’s spending time with her “4-legged” family as she also has 5 rescue dogs. Let’s just say Heidi is good at multi-tasking.

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