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Payroll and Benefits Administrator

Company: Allied Stone Inc
Location: Dallas
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

As a total interior solutions resource, the Allied Group of Companies offers a diverse line-up of products and services. From stone surfaces and cabinetry to sales, service, and more, we are the one-stop for all interior upgrades.Each of our manufacturing facilities utilizes state-of-the-art, custom CNC machines, edging machines, and robotic water-jet machines. We also employ environmentally friendly practices
such as recycling the water used in our fabrication process.We are Allied Stone strong and Allied Stone proud.
The Payroll and Benefits Administrator will be responsible for overseeing and managing the company's payroll, ensuring payroll is process on time and accurately, and in compliance with government regulations for 6 companies on a bi-weekly basis (approximately 650 employees). This position is also responsible for the administration of current employee benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, FSA, and 401k plans.

  • Prepares, maintains, and reviews payroll processing systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, commissions, bonuses, and other deductions.
  • Ensures accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage, and hour laws and best practices.
  • Coordinate with other departments to obtain data needed to process payroll and provides reporting upon completion of payroll processing.
  • Review and process quarterly and/or year-end payroll procedures, including reviewing tax statements and other applicable quarterly and year-end documents.
  • Proactively reviews and evaluates payroll process to identify efficiency opportunities and service delivery enhancements that can maximize the employee experience.
  • Create custom and ad hoc reports for Executives and HR Leaders.
  • Thoroughly understands the process and calculations for unemployment taxes in Texas and Oklahoma.
  • Solve problems with ADP/other systems through understanding the root cause of the issue.
  • Process and audit garnishments (tax, medical notices, child support) timely and accurately.
  • Proactively reviews and evaluates payroll processes to identify efficiency opportunities and service delivery enhancements that can maximize the employees experience i.e., communications, brochures, how-to examples, mobile/app features.
    • Administers employee benefit programs such as 401k, medical, dental, vision, life, voluntary life, and flexible spending plans.
    • Oversees the annual discrimination testing of required plans such as 401k and flexible spending accounts.
    • Audit discrimination testing results and relay pertinent information to HR Leader and provide recommendations to ensure future testing is more favorable to the company.
    • Oversee EOI (Evidence of Insurability) process for new hires (including open enrollment participants) and ensure timely follow-up to approvals/denials of additional life coverage to employees and through updating ADP.
    • Assist employees with appeals process for any related benefit program (EOI, health claims, etc.)
    • Reconcile, approve, and submit monthly health insurance invoices to Accounting for accurate and timely payments.
    • Audit all invoices for accuracy.
    • Participate in annual strategy meetings with Broker to provide insight, opinions and evaluations of proposed benefit programs.
    • Research and propose additional benefit programs that will enhance the Company's benefits program.
    • Partner with designated HR leader to administer LOA (leave of absence) programs that meet employee's needs while maintain compliance i.e., FMLA, ADA.
    • Partner with HR Manager and Director on Special Projects
    • Serve as liaison with outside benefit providers to resolve escalated issues, identify root cause and trends, and determine alternative solutions.
      • 5+ years of prior experience in payroll, benefits, and compensation
      • Degree preferred.
      • Strong payroll systems skills: prior experience with ADP Workforce Now is required.
      • Strong knowledge of benefit and compensation programs and related functions.
      • Exceptional attention to detail, analytical skills, ability work under pressure and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
      • Effectively communicates to employees, managers, and stakeholders on payroll deadlines to prevent disruption to the payroll process.
      • Ability to maintain a strict level of confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion, sound judgement, and diplomacy.
      • Must have a strong work ethic, be a self-starter and critical thinker.
      • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills with a strong customer service mindset.

Keywords: Allied Stone Inc, Dallas , Payroll and Benefits Administrator, Human Resources , Dallas, Texas

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