Corporate Senior Payroll Specialist

AP Professionals
March 13, 2023
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AP Professionals has partnered with a great company here in Rochester that is looking to add a Corporate Senior Payroll Specialist. This person is responsible for entering, analyzing, and processing payroll along with running reports, and other payroll-related tasks. This is a Direct Hire position that offers a Hybrid work schedule.


  • Enters, researches, and analyzes employee payroll and tax related data including garnishment, absence management or new hire information necessary to process and meet weekly and bi-weekly payroll processing.
  • Assists with the calculation and preparation of corporate payroll tax filings to ensure the timely remittance of Federal, State and Local taxes, with guidance from the Analysts and Supervisor.
  • Maintains knowledge of the payroll processing system, changes in garnishment, wage and tax laws at the federal, state and level, voluntary and involuntary deductions, and industry trends in the FMLA to serve as a subject matter expert and develop a trusted relationship with both internal and external partners.
  • Researches and resolves complex employee and system problems to ensure accurate payroll including ability to calculate federal, state and local taxable wages.
  • Corresponds with internal and external departments in conjunction with the employee to resolve to resolve concerns relating to federal, state, and local taxation.
  • Participates on various project teams as a representative of Payroll to ensure appropriate oversight of department needs.
  • Provides second-level response to all inquiries via email, mail, and phone, in accordance with department policy, to ensure quality service standards are met.
  • Communicates issues and provides status updates to Leadership team.
  • Generates, reviews, and distributes reports to Supervisor and peers to ensure accuracy of data and compliance with applicable Federal and State laws and company policies, including Sarbanes Oxley.
  • Engages in monthly team and department meetings to ensure continued technical and self-development.
  • Prepares and presents specific topics, if requested.
  • Trains new employees and cross-trains existing employees on procedures and procedure changes to ensure compliance with Federal, State and Local governances.
  • Writes and reviews department procedures to ensure resources are up to date and accurate.
  • Recommends changes if necessary.


  • Associate's Degree in Accounting/Business/Finance - Preferred.


  • 3-4 years payroll knowledge.
  • Intermediate excel specifically with experience in V-Lookups.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • A strong written and verbal communicator.
  • Able to work in a fast-pace environment.
  • Works well with deadlines.
  • Strong accuracy skills.
  • Customer service mindset.


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