Payroll Specialist
Newark , New Jersey
October 21, 2017
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Currently, Panasonic Corporation of North America (PNA) is seeking a Payroll Specialist

While ensuring a high level of customer service and satisfaction, this role is responsible for processing of day to day payroll. Partners with and supports internal users/management in issue resolution and the development of new processes. Responsible for ensuring all statutory and collective bargaining agreement compliance in electronic timekeeping and payroll programs. Oversees liens, garnishments, 401(k), transit, and other deductions. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of working in a highly collaborative environment with the ability to deliver industry best practices, high quality standard operating procedures, and monitoring controls.

What You’ll Get to Do:

Payroll Processing:
  • Input data and process payroll for U.S. employee population for weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, and monthly, and bonus pay cycles
  • Reconcile and transmit data, ensuring employees (Exempt and Non-Exempt) are paid timely and accurately
  • Prepare and distribute payroll reports and provide analysis on output, as needed
  • Process adjustments and off-cycle payments as per customer requests, audits, and termination obligations
  • Maintain payroll records according to retention policies, Federal and state regulations, and legal obligations
  • Responsible for end-to-end garnishment compliance, unemployment claims, and disability filings of U.S. population Customer Service:
    • Support the HR Service Center ensuring employee inquiries are resolved accurately, timely and in a professional manner, as per the established HR Service Level Agreement (SLA)
    • Communicate payroll policies and procedures to employees and management as requested
    • Liaison for government agencies and third party vendors with respect to garnishments, unemployment earnings information, and state disability insurance claims Project Support:
      • Responsible for supporting Human Resources in special projects, as deemed necessary
      • Test payroll functionality due to system updates, creation and/or streamlining of new department processes
      • Assist team members with updating policies and procedures with business growth and technological advancement What You’ll Bring:

        Education & Experience :
        • Associates degree in Human Resources, Accounting, Business or equivalent work experience
        • Minimum 3-5 years within the payroll discipline, with processing and time tracking experience
        • Workday payroll and Time Tracking preferred (not required) Competencies :
          • Knowledge and ability to use independent judgment in regards to Payroll laws and regulations (FLSA, tax compliance, etc.)
          • Ability to work well under pressure and to prioritize multiple projects
          • Organized, analytical, and detail oriented
          • High level of customer service
          • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information is essential
          • Strong PC computer skills, including experience with Excel (Intermediate to Advanced level, must be proficient in lookup functions and pivot tables), Word and Outlook Communications :
            • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required Other Requirements :
              • No travel required
              • Availability to work overtime as necessary to ensure timeliness of payroll processing What We Offer:

                Family like environment with an entrepreneurial spirit

                Collaborative culture that thrives on innovation and new ideas

                Rewards and recognition for great achievements

                Growth opportunities for career development

                Flexible work arrangements to help balance life and work

                Competitive benefits and compensation package

                Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Corporation of North America. #LI-GW1

A little about us:
Panasonic endeavors each day to shape a brighter future through the development of technologies designed to improve lives of our customers, employees and community.

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