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Payroll Specialist - UKG

New Haven, CT

Posted: 05/28/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Human Resources Job Number: 11290

Job Description

Payroll Specialist ($70-75k, depending on experience)
New Haven, CT
**UKG experience required**

We are seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented Payroll Specialist to join our HR team. The Payroll Specialist will be responsible for managing all aspects of payroll processing and related HR tasks using UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) software. This position will play a crucial role in ensuring accurate and timely payroll disbursements while maintaining compliance with relevant regulations and internal policies.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Process and review payroll data accurately and efficiently using UKG software.
  • Calculate wages, deductions, and withholdings based on employee information and relevant regulations.
  • Collaborate with HR team members to ensure accurate onboarding and offboarding processes for new and departing employees.
  • Assist in administering employee benefits programs, including health insurance, retirement plans, and other perks.
  • Handle wage and withholding adjustments as necessary, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and organizational policies.
  • Generate and distribute payroll reports to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Respond to employee inquiries regarding payroll-related matters in a timely and professional manner.
  • Stay updated on changes in payroll laws and regulations to ensure compliance and make recommendations for process improvements as needed.

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, HR, or related field preferred.
  • Previous experience as a Payroll Specialist or in a similar role, preferably in a non-profit organization.
  • Proficiency in using UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) software is required.
  • Strong understanding of payroll regulations, tax laws, and compliance requirements.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and calculations.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with team members and interact with employees at all levels.
  • High level of discretion and confidentiality when handling sensitive employee information.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jake Anderson
Staffing Manager, Professional Services

Jake Anderson, the eldest of four siblings, hails from the charming town of Glastonbury, Connecticut, where he grew up in a bustling household of six, accompanied by two lively Boston Terriers. His journey through life has been marked by a combination of academic excellence, work ethic, and a deep passion for sports.

In 2021, Jake proudly earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business-Human Resources, with a minor in Psychology, from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. His dedication to academics was complemented by his commitment to hard work, as he spent summers during high school and college laboring at a local golf course, honing his skills and building valuable life experiences.

Jake's career took off in September 2021 when he embarked on a professional journey within the office support group. Here, he specializes in filling both temporary and permanent roles across a diverse range of fields, including administration, clerical work, human resources, accounting, and manufacturing. His innate ability to connect with people and find the perfect fit for each position has made him an invaluable asset in the world of staffing and recruitment.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Jake's heart beats for the Boston Red Sox, a testament to his unwavering loyalty to his team. He's not just a fan; he's a true "die-hard" Red Sox enthusiast who follows their every game and passionately supports them through thick and thin.

Jake's love for adventure and cultural exploration led him to study abroad in the enchanting city of Florence, Italy, for a semester. This experience broadened his horizons, allowing him to immerse himself in a rich tapestry of art, history, and cuisine.

Jake Anderson's story is one of dedication, academic achievement, and a deep-rooted passion for life's diverse experiences. As he continues to carve his path in the world of business and human resources, there's no doubt that his journey will be marked by success and unwavering enthusiasm for the pursuits that ignite his soul.

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