Senior Payroll Specialist

  • Location
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Payroll / Benefits
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:
    US_EN_8_842407_2793360

Parker+Lynch  is conducting a permanent search for a Senior Payroll Specialist with our client who is located in Phoenix near the airport! In business for nearly 50 years, this Arizona-based company is full-service leader in commercial landscape management. As a Senior Payroll Specialist, you'll prepare and process payroll for over 600 employees, while also assisting with monthly close functions pertaining to payroll tax, reconciliations and reporting.

This is an excellent opportunity to become a part of a tenured group that fosters a laid-back, flexible culture, stability and longevity, along with opportunity for advancement. Beginning salary is between $55-65k.  

Key Job Functions Include:

  • Prepare and process weekly payroll for 600+ employees 
  • Calculate and post earnings and deductions
  • Reconcile employee deductions and issue earnings and deductions statements 
  • Research, resolve and report payroll discrepancies 
  • Audit time card entries and research and communicate time card adjustments  
  • Update and maintain personnel files, such as withholdings and salary increases 
  • Process and file federal, state and local and payroll taxes 
  • Assist with month-end payroll accruals, reports and Ad Hoc projects 
  • Education, Skills and Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; bachelor's degree preferred 
  • 5+ years of payroll experience (construction or similar field highly preferred)
  • Knowledge of federal and state payroll compliance and regulations 
  • Proficiency in MS Excel; Timberline software experience preferred
  • High level of accuracy, deadline-driven and strong prioritization skills
  • Excellent customer service, communication and problem-solving abilities
  • Learns quickly and thrives in a fast-paced, high-volume environment


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