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Title: Payroll Assistant
Position Number: 18C52
Job Group: Classified
Location: District Office
Posting Date: 08/13/2018
Application Deadline: 08/31/2018
Days: Full-time
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Salary Range: $20.11/hourly
Summary of Purpose:
Perform clerical, bookkeeping, and account duties as part of the college’s Financial Services Department and serve as backup during the absence of the Payroll Specialist. The employee is expected to work in a multi-cultural diverse working environment.
1.  Update fiscal year and bi-weekly vacation and sick leave bank for employee groups.
2.  Maintain accurate sick leave, vacation, personal business leave documents for employee groups.
3.  Review, calculate and input time reports and time cards for employee groups utilizing the college wide computer system.
4.  Maintain payroll files and archived records.
5.  Prepare, proofread and distribute using applicable software: correspondence, forms, notes, reports, payroll checks, labels, etc..
6.  Process payroll documents such as Tax Sheltered Annuities (TSA), W-4’s, union dues, direct deposit forms and other related documents.
7.  Report gross wages and hours to Family Independence Agency for part-time hourly, maintenance, and students’ employees.
8.  Sort and process payroll checks and direct deposit statements.
9.  Assist students and/or employees as needed (e.g. completing forms, giving directions and explaining college procedures, etc.).
10. Provide documentation for audits as needed.
11. Review and process hourly rate pay documents for employee groups.
12. Process payroll advances for maintenance and part-time hourly employees.
13. Order supplies and equipment with appropriate approval, and arrange for service on equipment.
14. Operate office equipment, e.g. photocopier, calculator, telephone, computer and any other equipment utilized by the college. Maintain, clean and arrange for service of equipment when necessary.
15. Train and direct college student personnel with appropriate approval.
16. Perform related tasks as assigned.

Required Documents:
An earned Associate Degree or higher in Accounting, or Business Administration (with a concentration in Accounting)
Any Associate Degree or higher with successful completion of 16 college credit hours in Accounting
• Successful completion of Clerical Skills Battery (Language Arts, Math and Microsoft Office - Word and Excel)
• Computer keyboard proficiency: 35wpm
• Two (2) years accounting or payroll experience

All applicants must fill out and "submit" the on-line application form, and then upload a cover letter, current resume and copies of all relevant transcripts as listed in the minimum requirements.  All information requested must be submitted in order to be considered for this position.

Required Documents Message:
Application, Cover Letter, Resume, Transcript, Voluntary Recruitment Questionnaire

Posted 8/14/18


Payroll Coordinator

From day one, experience our difference. Our internal firm services focuses on the firm’s critical business needs. From marketing to internal accounting and everything in between, our integrated solution approach is designed to help enable and manage growth, leverage resources, and optimize firm operations.  At Plante Moran, we have a privilege of serving clients and providing consultative services as they face challenges and seek new opportunities.

Your role.
Your work will include, but not be limited to:

Compile & process staff, partner and special payrolls for multiple entities.  Handle occasional off-cycle check processing for returned ACH’s, voids, manual checks.
Detail review wages and deductions calculated on check registers, resolve any discrepancies identified.  Balance calculated taxable wages prior to finalizing payrolls.
Maintain staff information in payroll system including W4 elections and Direct Deposit record coding. Respond to staff and partner inquiries.
Handle new hire, transfers, promotions and termination exception processing for payroll.  Scan or electronically save documentation to staff files on shared drive.
Review tax deduction set up for staff based on work location and residence.  Handle special coding for non-U.S. residents.
Audit athletic reimbursement requests for payment processing.
Load time and expense entries to payroll system.  Audit and edit hourly staff time postings imported.  Audit and validate salaried staff time entries using reports from timekeeping software.
Maintain PTO benefit records including posting exception adjustment entries for new hires, terminations and changes.
Perform other duties as assigned including processing garnishments and child support orders, journal entry preparation, reconciliation of withholding accounts and compiling wage and deduction reports.

The qualifications.

High school diploma required. Associates degree in accounting or related business field is preferred.
4-5 years of payroll experience is required. CPP designation is a plus.
Ability to set and shift priorities and meet deadlines as required.
Familiarity with Lawson and Microsoft Excel preferred.
Technical knowledge of payroll tax concepts and compliance rules.
Benefit plan experience including pension and 401(k) plan administration is a plus.
Qualified individuals must either reside in or near the Southfield, MI area or be willing to relocate to the area for this opportunity.
This position may require some local travel.

Our difference.
We are a nationally recognized public accounting, consulting, and wealth management firm, consistently ranked as one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” At Plante Moran, we live by the Golden Rule, fostering a relatively “jerk-free” culture with the lowest staff turnover rate in the industry. Our supportive network of well-rounded professionals is excited to catapult your growth and help pave your pathway to professional excellence.

Apply now. Experience our difference.

This is an non-
exempt position, so you may have to work hours that exceed the standard 40-hour work week.

Plante Moran is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.

Interested applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship, with the exception of candidates that are bilingual in Japanese and English. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and become the property of Plante Moran.  

The specific statements above are not intended to be all-inclusive.

Posted 8/4/18


Position Summary:

My Service Center, our Employee Benefits and Payroll Service Center is seeking a Senior Payroll and Tax Admin to act as a payroll/tax expert supporting our various business units. The incumbent will partner and work directly with key internal and external stakeholders to optimize and build enterprise payroll tax processes.  The ideal candidate will have an intimate knowledge of the Workday Payroll module and a passion for delivering excellent customer service to our business units.  If not familiar with Workday, the ideal candidate will be eager to learn a new system.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• Process a bi-weekly payroll
• Responsible for the audit, reconciliation and balancing of all periodic, supplemental, quarterly and annual  tax processing
• Setup of new companies/departments including state and location taxation coordination
• Serve as subject matter expert to ensure company compliance with federal, state and local tax laws as applicable to withholdings, payment of wages, garnishment, child support and voluntary deductions
• Processes all required government reports concerning payroll and taxes, including the filing and reconciliation of W2’s and 1094C forms
• Manage and complete the annual Affordable Care Act tax form filing requirements
• Investigate, analyze and respond timely and accurately to tax inquiries and audits from both internal customers and external agencies.
• Interpret payroll tax regulatory requirements. Evaluate current payroll, audit and reporting processes and recommend improvements or efficiencies that can be implemented.
• Participate in the payroll migration project to the cloud-based Workday HCM system
• Resource for on-going tax update testing in Workday

Essential Qualifications and Skills:
• 5+ years’ experience processing Payroll and Payroll Taxes in a large and complex environment (ex. over 1000 employees and 50 state tax jurisdictions)
• Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel experience required
• Past experience completing test scripts
• Demonstrated initiative and drive to achieve results
• Strong organizational skills, including ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
• Ability to think analytically, creatively and independently
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:
• Bachelor’s Degree in business, accounting or a related field
• APA Certification
• Payroll/HRIS experience in WorkDay
• 3+ years’ advanced report writing experience

Please apply at:

Posted 7/15/18


Carhartt has an opening for a Corporate Payroll Manager.  Cick on the following link for complete details:

Posted 7/11/18


Our client, located near Livonia, is a leader in their industry!  They are a large manufacturer, have a great company culture and encourage a healthy work life balance.  Some of the main job responsibilities, include:
Auditing, reconciling and balancing of all quarterly, annual, supplemental and periodic tax processing
Ensuring company compliance with federal, state and local tax laws as applicable to withholdings, payment of wages, garnishment, child support and voluntary deductions
Processing of all required government reports concerning payroll and taxes, including the filing and reconciliation of W2s and 1094C forms
Interpreting payroll tax regulatory requirements and evaluating current payroll, audit and reporting processes to recommend improvements that can be implemented.
Processing a bi-weekly payroll and cover for other team members, as needed
Participating in the payroll migration project to the cloud-based system.
Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred
5+ years of in-depth payroll tax experience in all 50 states required
4+ years of high volume payroll processing experience required
WorkDay experience preferred
Strong communication skills 
Please email me your resume ASAP to discuss further! 

Posted 7/5/18


Job Title: Payroll Specialist


The Payroll Specialist is primarily responsible for managing the processing and accounting for all company exempt and non-exempt payroll activity.  He/she also has responsibility for assisting with the administering, processing, and accounting for commission activity for all external agents and internal company sales personnel.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Others duties may be assigned as needed.

Resolves and responds to problems or inquiries made regarding calculations, preparation, payments and adjustments related to payroll.

Manages effective vendor relationships and liaisons with outside payroll service providers.

Prepares and maintains all payroll information, including hours, rates, etc., for the outside payroll processor.

Reviews payroll reports to verify correctness of the payroll and prepares it for management approval.

Ensures that computing, withholding, and deductions associated with net pay are done properly.

Oversees the distribution of employee paychecks.

Sets up new employees, new states, new locations and new direct deposit requests in the payroll system within the specified time frame.

Prepares, organizes, reviews, and submits forms associated with federal, state and local authorities, such as W-2s, 1099s, W-9s.

Provides related accounting accruals for month-end closing, detailed analyses and work paper preparation related to the various commission plans and payroll activity.

Reconciles and analyzes general ledger accounts and balances as required.

Prepares commission payment calculations for management approval and payment.

Prepares and maintains system generated reports and system tools for calculating and controlling commission payments.

Responds to calls and emails from sales and agent management regarding methods used for commission calculation and payment.

Assists in developing and maintaining processes and technical systems support for calculating multiple complex commission/compensation plans.

Understands internal and external commission plans.

Assists during audits and special projects as assigned by Director of Accounting.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in Accounting or Finance from a four year college or university; 5-7 years related accounting and/or payroll experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Telecommunications experience a plus. Knowledge of MS Excel (Pivot tables/Vlookups) required. Knowledge of SQL-based query tools such as MS Access (via ODBC), SQLPlusW, or TOAD a plus. Significant attention to detail and strong time management skills needed.

**Please apply using this link:

Posted 7/5/18