Payroll Specialist

West Des Moines, IA posted on June 13

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As an accredited Professional Employer Organization (PEO), Aureon HR provides services that ease the employment burden for small to medium-sized businesses and senior living organizations. The Payroll Specialist supports client services by performing payroll, administrative HR and works directly with clients and work site employees on a daily basis providing prompt service and timely follow-up.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops courteous and professional relationships with clients and co-workers.
  • Efficiently processes and accurately inputs employee information such as personal data, compensation, vacation/ sick/ PTO accrual and usage, benefit enrollments and changes, and separation information.
  • Recognizes situations requiring the Payroll Manager or HR Business Partner involvement and brings them to their attention in a timely manner.
  • Records client and employee communications and other client-related issues as applicable in CRM.
  • Works closely with the Payroll Manager, Sales team, and Client Transition Manager to ensure that new clients are transitioned smoothly and efficiently.
  • Responds to employment verification and provides information to authorized persons as requested.
  • Assists HR Business Partner in ensuring that Aureon Resources and our clients are operating in compliance with state and federal laws.
  • Assists with the renewal of benefits and open enrollment process.
  • Produces reports for clients, as needed.
  • Maintains client and employee confidentiality at all times. Releases employee or client information only to authorized persons, with authorized employee signature, or in compliance with a legitimate court order.
  • Verifies employee information in time submission to process payroll.
  • Reviews the payroll to balance earnings and deductions to previous payroll, corrects errors to ensure accuracy of payroll.
  • Verifies client invoices.
  • Processes interim payroll runs as needed.
  • Manage customer inquiries and responds according to Aureon’s Service Standards.
  • Attends APA/Audio Seminars and training sessions as directed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:

  • One to three years of related, demonstrated experience in human resources, payroll, or a related field.
  • Associate’s Degree in human resources, business management, accounting, or a related field.
  • Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective relationships with customers, employees, superiors and business contacts in a professional, timely and courteous manner.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Effective analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks, often changing assignments on short notice
  • Strong trouble resolution and problem solving skills

Preferred Skills:

  • CPP or FPC Desired
  • Demonstrated knowledge of personal computer applications Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Outlook
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of HRIS and CRM
  • Familiar use with Excel and related reporting

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Primarily indoor work primarily in office environment
  • Frequent utilization of manual dexterity and visualizing of computer screen
  • Occasional bending, carrying, squatting, twisting and lifting up to 15 pounds independently
  • Limited travel by vehicle