Payroll and Benefits Specialist

Category: Full Time Deadline: January 21, 2018 Contact: Human Resources Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines Performing Arts seeks a Payroll and Benefits Specialist to provide payroll, accounts payable, and benefits support to the finance and human resources functions.

The position will administer payroll on a bi-weekly basis, ensure adherence to the union agreement, detect and reconcile discrepancies, and oversee deductions and garnishment compliance.  This specialist will also process year-end payroll/benefit reports in addition to coordinating and supporting financial functions such as initiating ACH and wire transfers, entering weekly payables, preparing 1099s, cutting and distributing checks, maintaining vendor information, and preparing/recording/tracking deposits. Additionally, the payroll and benefits specialist assists in benefits administration, facilitating online enrollment/maintenance, and compliance reporting/notice.  Assistance will also be needed in managing the flow and accuracy of information into the HRIS/Payroll system, specifically related to new hires and data compliance needs.

The ideal candidate will possess an associate’s degree and 4-6 years of experience, or a bachelor’s degree and 2 or more years of experience.  He/she will possess a strong understanding of complex payroll procedures and the required state/federal compliance requirements.  A self-motivator, this individual will need to think independently, be a problem solver, and possess strong written and verbal communication skills.  He/she will have a successful track record of providing exemplary service to internal clients and vendors, as well as building lasting relationships.  Additionally, strong attention to detail and excellent time management experience are required.  Experience working with union agreements is preferred, although not required.

Des Moines Performing Arts is a premier organization showcasing a variety of professional productions while providing an exciting and dynamic work environment. If you are interested in joining our team and meet the expressed qualifications, please submit your credentials using the link below.  Priority will be given to candidates submitting BOTH a cover letter and resume.  (PDF preferred).

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Des Moines Performing Arts is an equal employment opportunity employer. In accordance with state and federal law, all personnel actions such as compensation rates, benefits, job changes, company-supported training, educational tuition assistance, screening and interviewing processes will be administered without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability or any other legally protected class.

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