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Payroll & Benefits Specialist/ ONSITE Houston/Upto $80K+Bonus

Company: Vaco Technology
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary / Responsibilities:The Payroll and Benefits Specialist's (PBS) primary function is managing the accounting and recordkeeping tasks related to compensation, benefits, and payroll taxes. Duties include maintaining payroll data, preparing biweekly and off-cycle compensation, updating relevant data, and coordinating preparation of W-2s and other payroll or benefits reporting.PBS will be the primary liaison to benefits providers (health/dental/life insurance, retirement funds, HSA, etc.) To be successful, the Payroll and Benefits Specialist must be unusually detail oriented, accurate and able to work with both the human resources and accounting teams.

  • Administers payroll records for employee and makes changes to deductions, tax status, and compensation as needed.
  • Responds to employee inquiries in a timely manner and trouble-shoots payroll and benefits concerns.
  • Review and ensure accuracy of approved timesheets; track and deduct all garnishments and other payroll deductions; track and add supplemental earnings.
  • Responsible for the coordination efforts between payroll, accounting, and other departments to ensure proper flow and maintenance of employee data.
  • Process reimbursements for compensation programs and travel.
  • Preforms year-end W-2 verification and mailing.
  • Ensure tax information is correct and liaison with payroll system contacts to ensure accurate and timely tax filings.
  • Collaborate and partner with Human Resources regarding new hires, terminations, and benefit deductions while ensuring timeliness of submitting documents accurately.
  • Process terminations, pay changes, and commissions as necessary.
  • Stay current with local, state, and federal legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and help ensure policies, procedures, and associated actions are compliant.
  • Conduct benefit orientation for new hires and track employee eligibility for benefits.
  • Administers health and welfare plans including enrollments and terminations. Processes required documents through payroll and insurance providers to ensure accurate record keeping and proper deductions. Serves as the Cobra Administrator for company.
  • Processes monthly billings from insurance providers. Reviews billings for accuracy, codes, and advances for payment. Resolves discrepancies with carriers, payroll, and the company. Coordinates with insurance companies to resolve employee insurance issues. Completes reports for management as requested.
  • Assists Human Resources personnel with annual open enrollment by helping produce and distribute information, communicating with the carriers, and auditing enrollment information. Processes changes within deadlines.
  • Manage the year-end checklist in Paycom; coordinate across Human Resources and accounting to ensure accuracy of information and completion of checklist by vendor deadline.
  • Manage day to day relationships with brokers and benefit carriers to ensure proper and complete utilization of benefits for all eligible employees.
  • Maintains files in an organized and accessible manner to include updating information, purging files on a regular basis, and creating new filing systems as needed
  • Provides administrative support for special projects to include research, compiling data and preparation of summary reports based on results.Education/Experience Requirements:
    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • An Associates or Bachelors' degree in Accounting or Business is preferred
    • Prior experience in similar jobRequired Skills:
      • Oral & Written Communication Skills
      • Analytical Mindset
      • Leadership Skills
      • Customer Service & Diplomacy
      • Adaptable & Stress Tolerant
      • Confidentiality
        • Capacity to solve complex problems
        • Planning & Time Management
        • Presentations
        • Organization
        • Negotiations
        • High Computer Literacy
        • HRIS Implementation

Keywords: Vaco Technology, Houston , Payroll & Benefits Specialist/ ONSITE Houston/Upto $80K+Bonus, Human Resources , Houston, Texas

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