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Payroll Specialist at Henry Ford Health System


Under general supervision, performs various payroll functions including on-line view and edits, assist with paycheck preparation and special check requests, process garnishments and other clerical duties as assigned. Performs tasks to establish and maintain employee/payroll records. Duties include checking and auditing timekeeping records for compliance with established standards, maintaining time and attendance records and posting miscellaneous changes into the system. Responds to basic employee inquiries.


·        High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent required.

·        One (1) year of payroll experience preferred.

·        Strong technical and PC proficiency (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

·        Excellent organization skills required.

Interested candidates may apply at

Posted 11/6/19


Home Point Financial in Ann Arbor is looking for a Payroll Analyst.  This is a Senior Associate level position.  We would love someone with Ceridian experience, but UltiPro, SAP, ADP is fine too!

Please apply here:

Posted 10/21/19


Payroll Specialist at AAA
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform a wide variety of record keeping and complex payroll processing activities, including wage, overtime, bonus and commissions payments using an in-house payroll system for employees that are non-exempt, exempt, full & part-time within multiple states and localities in a timely and accurate manner.  Process off-cycle payment requests, ensuring appropriate approvals have been received prior to submission to Payroll Management. Process terminations according to applicable state and local laws to ensure ACG compliance.  Responsible for the import of multiple bonus/commission, earning and deduction files onto employee’s paychecks and validating all data was accurately loaded using balancing spreadsheets. Create and maintain complex balancing spreadsheets.  Researches and corrects all out-of-balance situations independently within tight payroll deadlines.  Review and correct all system-generated payroll errors to ensure accurate payment to employees.  Process imputed income files for reporting on employee’s W2. Maintain and update knowledge of general payroll practices, regulations and compliance issues.

Maintain confidentiality and respects privacy of employee’s information related to pay, hours worked, overtime and premiums.  Maintain related confidential information for leave of absence, benefits, employee relations issues, investigations, transfers and communications.  Must be experienced in entering data with attention to detail and have excellent math skills to make necessary calculations.  Responsible for processing Time & Labor and payroll changes, maintaining appropriate payroll files and responding to employee and management inquiries regarding paychecks.  Prepare ad hoc reports in response to requests from users within other departments.  Follow up with various department supervisors with questions on missing, inaccurate or incomplete Time & Labor entries and/or Absence Management entries.

Associate's degree in Business Administration or a related field.
Completion of Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation within one year of employment or when eligibility is acquired (based on American Payroll Association guidelines).
Experience in/with:
PeopleSoft payroll processing
payroll processing environment
Technical writing skills (A writing sample may be required at time of interview.)

Knowledge of:
Payroll tax issues
ACG payroll/personnel system
wage laws (e.g. payment of overtime earnings)


Works in a temperature controlled office environment.

Required Qualifications:

Intermediate college level coursework

Upon hire, agree to sit for and pass the Fundamental Payroll Professional (FPC) exam and achieve certification within one year of employment.

Extensive experience in an automated processing environment to include:

auditing, balancing and reconciling data
automated in-house payroll systems
end to end in-house payroll processing, including check printing and submission of direct deposit files
analyzing processing procedures to identify and correct errors
managing workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely by reviewing wages computed and correcting errors
understanding of proper taxation of employee benefits
wage laws (e.g. payment of overtime earnings and FLSA requirements)
processing manual checks

Please click on the link below to apply.

Posted 10/15/19

Payroll Manager:

Responsible for monitoring and processing multiple agencies payroll process including:

o Entering any special bonuses, sick, ESOP, bonuses and holiday hours

o Processing any payroll changes (New hires, changes and separations)

Primary responsibilities:

Administration and processing of bi-weekly for seven companies, including data entry of changes, payroll processing, and system maintenance.
Perform payroll-related functions including but not limited to: processing tax changes, wage garnishments, deductions, and direct deposit
Oversees maintenance and retention of payroll records
Prepares month-end and ad-hoc payroll reports
Assist with development and implementation of payroll practices, policies, and procedures
Audit employee timesheets for hours worked and accuracy.
Post global JDE job cost time entries.
Manage Shop Payroll Coordinator’s workload.
Prepare payroll related journal entries for period-end.
Ensure questions from employees are being accurately answered and addressed in a timely manner with a focus on customer service
Secondary responsibilities:

Serve as a backup to payroll processing of two additional agencies.
Performs other duties as assigned
Experience with the following technologies:
ADP, WorkforceNow
JD Edwards Enterpriseone
Microsoft Office (i.e. Excel, Outlook, Word)
Google G-suite

What you'll do:

The Payroll Manager will oversee the day-to-day management of payroll operations including ownership of core payroll processes and procedures for approximately 350 employees in seven companies and support for two other agencies with approximately 1000 employees. The initial priority for this is position is to support payroll processing and help document processes.  We are investigating implementation of a new time & attendance system and integration with HRIS systems and processes.

Responsible for the end-to-end payroll process and timekeeping, including preparation, processing, post-payroll, and support tax filing, ensuring a high degree of accuracy.
Oversees the payroll processing activities for the payroll coordinator, which includes work allocation, problem resolution, performance reviews and training.
Review and approve payroll cycle reports and special items
Review and approve changes made to earning and deduction records
Manage and maintain employee payroll records
Work with benefits and HR teams who provide information for payroll processing
Manage and maintain strong controls in preparation, review, and distribution of company’s payroll
Provide timely and accurate postings of all payrolls for general ledger accounting
Provide timely and accurate payroll account reconciliations to Corporate accounting team
Manage various payroll year-end processes.
Responsible for maintaining procedures and documentation for payroll operations
Research and implement changes to policies and procedures to improve the quality and effectiveness of payroll services, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local policies and procedures
Support internal audit and audit requests, as necessary
Oversees the preparation of required reports or payments to government agencies, insurance companies, or other organizations
Recommend ongoing changes to improve the productivity and cost of payroll services
What you'll bring:

5+ years managing payroll operations/processes
Payroll systems experience: ADP WorkforceNow
Knowledge of system integrations and interfaces, associated databases, infrastructure and development processes

Interested candidates may apply via linkedin at or send resume to Aerica Jennings at .

Posted 9/26/19


Plante Moran Payroll Coordinator Southfield, Michigan

Make your mark. 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.
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.
1-5 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.

Make your mark. Experience our difference.

Apply here;

Posted 9/26/19


Total Rewards Specialist (Payroll/Benefits/Compliance/Reporting) 

Posted 9/16/19

A Robert Half client, who is . is a leading North American distributor of production materials with over 3,000 employees, is looking for a Payroll Analyst to join their team.

Responsibilities are as follows:

This person will be a part of a three person HR team. This person will be facilitator of all payroll duties. Finally, this person will provide support to internal client/employees for all payroll issues.

Requirements are as follows:

This person must have 3 years of extensive SAP experience as a payroll professional. This person must have long history of Excel pivot table and VLOOKUP experience. Finally, this person must have an applicable bachelor’s degree or 5 years of applicable experience.

Job Title: Payroll Analyst
Location: US-MI-Southfield
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Posted 9/16/19

A prominent manufacturing company is seeking a Payroll Coordinator to join their team! This role will offer the chance to become an integral part of a collaborative team. The Payroll Coordinator will process for over 500 employees, union and non-union. The ideal Payroll Coordinator candidate will have exposure to ADP and the ability to add process improvement value.
What you get to do every single day:
- Manage regular payroll reporting as required and assist with financial audits related to pay records and associated general ledger
- Ensure timely processing of payroll in accordance with labor regulations and standard accounting principles
- Research pay practices related to FLSA, fringe benefit reporting and other payroll areas and determine how those practices apply to advise management
- Lead quarterly and year-end payroll reports
- Manage data entered by others in the payroll software to include, but not limited to salary/wage increases, benefit deductions, employee termination dates, and employee leaves of absence under FMLA or other unpaid leave
- Facilitate staff with general questions related to payroll, other pay related issues, wage deductions, PTO accruals, and fringe benefits
- Expand systems and protocols to direct the collection, calculation and entering of pay data
- Work with Information Technology, Human Resources, and other internal business partners to ensure security protocols for pay systems
- Supervise voluntary deductions, as well as wage garnishments, pay levies, and other involuntary court-ordered payments in a timely manner, including reporting to the necessary authorities
- Fulfill current payroll tax requirements and relevant laws associated with the processing of employee wage data, including payroll taxes, employee federal and state income and social security taxes and other required reporting

- Union payroll experience
- ADP Workforce Now experience
- Strong familiarity with payroll for over 500 employees
- 5+ years of payroll experience
- Familiarity with HRIS system and high proficiency with spreadsheets
- Accomplished in processing liens, various withholdings, and garnishments

Please send resumes to Alina Green at <>

Posted 9/16/19

A world wide manufacturing organization with a primary location in Southfield, MI is seeking a qualified payroll analyst.  They ideal person will need to have experience in processing payroll through SAP. This is a position that is designed to be filled NOW.  If you are interested, please contact <> Pay$60,000 range with 10% bonus
Key Accountabilities: Process weekly, bi-weekly and monthly payroll in house using SAP payroll for approximately 4,500 US and Canadian employees Maintain up to date knowledge of payroll rules/regulation changes Create and maintain regular audit schedules for payroll balancing on a weekly, semi-monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
Bachelor’s degree  Specialization in SAP

Posted 9/16/19