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Payroll Specialist

Hartford, CT

Posted: 08/21/2023 Employment Type: Temp to Hire Industry: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 10721

Job Description

Payroll Specialist
Hartford, CT
Temp to hire
$22-25/ hr, depending on experience

M-F, 8 am – 4 pm; on-site

In partnership with a local organization, J. Morrissey is in the search for an experienced Payroll Specialist to join the finance team. The ideal candidate is an organized, detail oriented multi-tasker with a desire to take on the full range of payroll functions. 

This company offers a very strong insurance package, generous PTO, and a great work life balance.

  • Process payroll on a bi-weekly basis
  • Verify and audit employees’ electronic time sheets
  • Enter payroll information and necessary adjustments into the payroll system
  • Prepare payroll checks
  • Communicate with the company’s insurance broker to process insurance deductions for employees
  • Manage communication and proper documentation of events with outside financial, union, and pension auditors
  • Train new hires on payroll, benefits, and reimbursement processes
  • Post journal entries to the general ledger
  • Participate in all staff meetings, training events, and other company meetings as needed
  • Other responsibilities as needed

  • Associate degree in Accounting or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years of payroll experience
  • Robust knowledge of Excel, Word, and accounting software
  • Must be an adaptable individual who can adjust to changing policies and priorities
  • Must be able to maintain accurate and organized files
  • Must have an interest in payroll or accounting

Meet Your Recruiter

Jake Anderson
Recruiter, Office Support Group

Jake Anderson joined our Firm as an Associate Recruiter and works directly in our Office Support Group as well as our Accounting and Finance Group, focusing on both Contract and Direct Hire placement.

Prior to joining J. Morrissey, Jake worked at Glastonbury Hills Country Club, where he used his strong work ethic and passion for building relationships to develop his skills in communication and customer service. Jake is excited to be involved with a company that enables him to assist other people in finding their passions.

 Jake is a 2021 graduate from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Human Resources as well as a minor in Psychology.


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