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Payroll Specialist

Location: Chicago Region
Category: Finance & Accounting
Employment Type: Contract

Our client located in Chicago has an immediate opening for an experienced Payroll Specialist.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone that has 2-5 years working as a Payroll Specialist or Payroll Administrator.  The ideal candidate will have experience processing, resolving and issuing multi-state payroll and experience with various payroll systems.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day payroll ensuring the processing of timely and accurate payroll
  • Processing multi-state payroll up to 500 - 2,500 employees
  • Verify all payroll entries including deductions, earnings and changes, review and reconcile payroll data and resolve any discrepancies as necessary
  • Organize and verify any additional data for final payroll runs prior to processing of W-2s, and process W-2 corrections as appropriate
  • Work with line mangers regarding inquiries, issues and procedures affecting payroll and HR
  • Create and run reports as requested by internal and external contacts (Pension, 401k, Workers Comp, audits, etc)
  • Full knowledge of all Federal, State and Local tax accounts is required  and miscellaneous special projects or additional tasks as assigned


  • 3 - 5 years of payroll experience
  • 1 - 3 years working with multiple payroll systems
  • CPP is a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Access, etc.)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

How to Apply:

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