Corporate Payroll Specialist

Durham, NC


Summary Ensure that people are paid correctly and on time, utilizing rates such as base pay, overtime and prevailing wage. Performs all activities necessary to process one or more payrolls, including maintaining related records, filing tax reports, and preparing management reports, including prevailing wage/certified payroll reports.

Qualification RequirementsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications• Two years of payroll or accounting experience • Associate degree from an accredited institution preferably with a focus in Accounting or Business-related field, or equivalent experience• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a focus in Accounting or Business-related field without prior experience will meet minimum qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Experience with processing multi-company payrolls using a third-party payroll provider system• Experience with processing multi-state payroll with an understanding of state labor law and tax withholding requirements• Experience with prevailing wage and preparing certified payroll reports desired• Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel• ERP and business software experience• Excellent verbal and written communication skills• Strong skills using and understanding the flow of transactions in an integrated and automated payroll, timekeeping and accounting system • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion • Excellent problem solving/judgment skills and the ability to work independently and under time constraints• Strong organizational skills, high level of attention to detail and accuracy• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlinesEssential Functions• Prepare, analyze, and process payroll transactions in a timely manner such as payment of hours worked, personal time off, employee benefits, application of benefit deductions, tax withholdings etc.• Evaluate payroll data for accuracy and trends, perform analysis and regular audits• Research agency prevailing wage requirements and process payroll utilizing appropriate rates for prevailing wage jobs; prepare and submit Certified Payroll Reports for all prevailing wage jobs• Research and apply state labor law tax and withholding requirements• Maintain employee confidence and protect payroll operations by keeping information confidential• Coordinate communication and information flow between payroll and human resources to ensure proper maintenance of employee data and build a strong relationship between the departments• Respond timely to employee and departmental information requests• Maintain and provide supporting documentation for audits, such as agency, financial, and internal control• Design, document and implement appropriate payroll procedures and controls to ensure payroll is working efficiently and in compliance with company policies and objectives; assess the need for systematic enhancements in order to increase payroll efficiency• Support and assist with the preparation of general ledger journal entries

Physical DemandsWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to work in front of screens for extended periods.

Work EnvironmentFor the most part, the work environment includes ambient room temperatures, well-lit work areas and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment. Office space may be shared.

About Us:PowerSecure, a Southern Company subsidiary, is a leading provider of innovative energy solutions to electric utilities and their industrial, institutional, and commercial customers.

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We invest in high-value and cost-effective benefits for our employees. Our benefits package includes:• Medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage• Competitive pay and a matching 401 (k) plan• Vacation, Company Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO- personal and sick days) • Flexible spending accounts/Health savings account• Wellness Incentive Programs• Employee Referral Program• Tuition Reimbursement

PowerSecure is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. This position is not open to third party recruiters.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)Operating Company: PowerSecure