Senior Payroll Consultant

Reston, Virginia   |   Contract

Essential Recruiting Resources, LLC. is helping our client find a savvy Payroll professional with experience streamlining processes for large companies with high volume multi-state multi-site payroll.  We are specifically seeking someone with experience in Ultipro and/or Workday systems experience.

The Sr. Payroll Consultant will manage the preparation, documentation, & disbursement of payroll checks, taxes and payroll deductions in a multi-company, multi-state environment. Additionally, they will supervise, train & develop payroll department personnel; coordinate payroll and Time & Attendance systems development & maintenance; develop and monitor payroll accounting controls and procedures; and maintain accurate payment and reporting of federal, state & related payroll taxes.

Main Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

* Managing and reviewing processing of weekly payrolls for units

* Managing and reviewing processing of corporate level and field management payrolls (bi-monthly)

* Assisting unit payroll administrators and management with all payroll questions and problems

* Reviewing and transmitting tax deposits by due dates

* Preparing, reviewing and transmitting federal, state and related filings by due dates

* Administering wage garnishment requests and remit payments

* Preparing and transmitting direct deposit files by deadlines

* Managing payment of health and welfare per union contracts

* Administering union dues deduction and payments

* Auditing supporting documents from units for accuracy and maintain files for audit trail

* Maintaining Ultimate payroll system and Kronos Time & Attendance system; performing routine tax and related file maintenance

* Preparing and maintaining all records for special payroll and benefit related reports such as workers compensation, 401(k) plan and benefit plans



* Bachelors Degree (preferably in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration)

Work Experience:

* At least 5 years in-house payroll processing experience in a multi-company, multi-state environment

* 2 years supervisory experience managing payroll function and personnel

* Experience with electronic payments and filing of federal and state payroll taxes

* 2-3 years of experience with Ultimate Software, Kronos Time & Attendance, or other payroll service provider (ADP, Ceridian, etc.)

* Experience with union related payroll issues is required as well experience leading a payroll team through a system conversion or integration. 

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