Payroll Specialist

  • Location
    Trenton, New Jersey
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - Financial
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:
  • Salary:
    $ 45000 - $ 55000

Payroll Specialist

Parker + Lynch is currently partnering with a construction organization located in Trenton, NJ on a search for a Payroll Specialist. This role will focus primarily on the daily payroll functions, while also assisting the Controller with AP/AR, and reconciliations as well. This is a great opportunity to join an established organization that has been around for over 25 years


  • Process and reconcile time cards to ensure accurate and timely payroll processing.
  • Ensure accuracy of payroll records by reviewing updates in, employee records such as employment status changes, tax withholdings, benefits deductions, 401(k) deductions, time off accruals etc.
  • Process new hires, terminations in the payroll system.
  • Following company policies manage the time off accruals for employees, troubleshoot as needed.
  • Process off-cycle payrolls, issue bonuses and other supplemental payments.
  • Process wage garnishments and levy requests.
  • Investigate and resolve payroll discrepancies by calculating retroactive payments, preparing and issuing manual checks, reversing erroneous payments etc. as needed.
  • Prepare and process payrolls to "update" employee history for W2 purposes.


  • 4+ years of payroll processing experience
  • AP/AR experience
  • Union and non-union payroll experience
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment