Payroll Specialist

JOB FUNCTION: Finance & Accounting
JOB TYPE: Direct Hire
LOCATION: Princeton, NJ
COMPENSATION: $27/hr - $29/hr
POSTED: Jul 28, 2022

Our client is a growing, nimble company in the internet/streaming industry that is constantly building into new markets and more acquisitions on the books. They are looking for a Payroll Specialist to join their team in Princeton, NJ.

Salary/Hourly Rate:

$27/hr – $29/hr (OT eligible) + 4% Bonus

Position Overview:

The Payroll Specialist is accountable for assisting with managing and processing all facets of a multi-state bi-weekly exempt/nonexempt payroll for over 1,000 employees.

Responsibilities of the Payroll Specialist:

  • Responsible for filing all wage garnishments, reconciliation of accounts, and all wage inquires for processing
  • Responsible for reconciliation of the check log and processing all manual checks
  • Assist with PTO uploads and monthly reconciliation of balances
  • Assist with any new states set up and registration for state tax requirements
  • Support in reviewing and auditing of all pay data entries, YTD totals, and tax file amendments
  • Uphold accurate payroll records and reconciliation of payroll adjustments
  • Work with accounting to reconcile payroll; GL interface and run payroll reports
  • Assist with end of year process, audits, and W2s
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications of the Payroll Specialist:

  • Requires 2 – 5 years of experience processing multi-state payroll in a large organization, (1000 employees or more)
  • Prior system conversion experience a plus, preferably in UltiPro/UKGPro
  • Knowledge of California payroll laws is desired
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Have a sense of urgency
  • Ability to work flexible hours to accommodate and support West Coast offices and holiday payroll processing
  • Posses good verbal communication and written skills

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred but not required


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Flexible spending account
  • Basic life insurance
  • 401K match
As a woman-owned firm, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity), age, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability (physical or mental), genetic information, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.
Position ID: 112256