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Payroll Administrator

Company: Berkley
Location: Urbandale
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

'Our Company provides a state of predictability which allows brokers and agents to act with confidence.'Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation has grown from a small investment management firm into one of the largest commercial lines property and casualty insurers in the United States.Along the way, we've been listed on the New York Stock Exchange, seen our revenue soar well past $7 billion, and become a well-respected Fortune 500 Company.Today, the Berkley brand comprises 53 Berkley companies worldwide. Still managed by our Executive Chairman, founder and largest shareholder, W. R. Berkley Corporation is well-positioned to respond to opportunities for future growth.In April 2017, W. R. Berkley Corporation celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding.The payroll administrator is responsible for all aspects of payroll processing and preparation in a fast-paced environment for all domestic US employees for multiple Operating Units and states. The Administrator ensures accuracy and efficiency of multi state and multi company payrolls, levels of customer service, data integrity, and calculating special payments (incentives and bonuses) consistent with local, state and federal wage and hour laws.Administrative:--- Performs all activities necessary to process multiple semi-monthly payrolls, including filing tax reports, processing levies and garnishments, reviewing Workday integration data for accuracy, preparing payroll transactions and preparing special reports--- Proactively identifies areas for process improvement, innovation and opportunities for efficiency and synergy--- Calculates New Hire, Termination and Leave of Absence payroll transactions--- Prepares and processes payroll via Workday Payroll. Responsible for payroll review and coordination of any necessary research or contact with payroll vendor--- Monitors submissions of approved Workday timesheet data--- Processing RSU/Dividend/Deferred Compensation Payments--- Resolving payroll discrepancies, answering questions, and responding to requests for payroll information.--- Working with OSV and ADP to process all required payroll tax amendments as required--- Processing semi-monthly funding and resolution of file errors with Fidelity. --- Processing semi-monthly benefits funding and resolution of file errors--- Effectively and professionally communicates payroll-related matters to all levels of staff and management, including the most senior levels of management--- Ensure company payroll matters are anticipated and addressed in a proactive fashion--- Perform compliance checks on payroll-related matters (against both legal and company policy requirements) and reporting violations--- Employee Self Service administration and login troubleshooting--- Establish/maintain employee records according to policy and in compliance with federal/state/local regulations--- Troubleshooting of Direct Deposit Banking Issues/ACH Rejects--- Provide necessary support to human resources, accounts payable, corporate accounting, and payroll-related and tax-related vendors--- Review and reconcile company payroll invoices as necessary, for accuracyCompliance:--- Implement and assure compliance with wage and hour laws and company policies related to payroll.--- Providing required KPMG Sox/Audit data.Reporting:--- Ensure the accuracy, validity, and timeliness of all payroll-related tax filings and tax issuances (such as the annual W-2s). --- Ensure proper quarterly state and earning by state reporting.--- Provide the Workers Compensation Audit detail to our Workers Compensation vendor annually.--- Provide the Annual Finance Economic Census Report Data to the corporate finance team.Other:--- Additional duties as assignedRole Specific CompetenciesJob Knowledge/Technical ExpertiseAttention to DetailResponsivenessTime ManagementExtreme OwnershipAdditional Eligibility Qualifications--- 5+ years' work experience in payroll/accounting role--- Workday Payroll expertise required --- Experience with OSV as Workday Partner a plus--- Previous experience managing multi-state payrolls required--- Intermediate Excel Skills Required including manipulation of pivot tables, VLOOKUP's, and formulas.--- Experience with tax withholding familiarity and garnishment processes and procedures--- Excellent communication skills and keen attention to details--- Ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines--- Strong discretion in dealing with highly confidential and sensitive information exhibited at all times--- Strong analytical skills--- Ability to interact well within a team environment--- Effectively focuses on multi-tasks--- Ability to manage and influence in a cross-functional matrix environment--- Takes initiative in identifying creative ways to approach existing processes--- Ability to make decisions incorporating diverse perspectivesThe Company is an equal employment opportunity employer. Must be fully vaccinated and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19. *, unless prohibited by law.

Keywords: Berkley, Des Moines , Payroll Administrator, Human Resources , Urbandale, Iowa

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