Payroll Specialist – Phoenix Suns (Phoenix, AZ)

The Phoenix Suns are seeking candidates for a Payroll Specialist. This full-time salaried position reports to the Director, Payroll Services. The Payroll Specialist will be responsible for all aspects of preparing payrolls on multiple pay cycles. The ideal candidate is detail orientated with a strong background in multi-state taxation.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Process bi-weekly, semi-monthly, monthly, and supplemental payrolls
    • Review and analyze timesheets, payroll payment spreadsheets and all other source documents for accuracy and process them in UltiPro PDE
    • Calculate overtime premium payments for employees on fluctuating workweek
    • Transfer timecard information from Stromberg timekeeping system to UltiPro
    • Balance all earning and deductions prior to finalizing the payroll for printing
    • Ensure accurate taxing of all payments for city, state and federal purposes
    • Process apportionment of wages spreadsheets, as provided by the Payroll Accounting Coordinator; verify correct state tax withholdings as related to the apportionment
    • Process all miscellaneous payments, taxable fringes updates and other items to be included in employee compensation as information is received (i.e. taxable value of tickets, per diems, etc.)
    • Administration of garnishments and issuance of related payments
  • EE Maintenance
    • Maintain the data integrity of employee information in UltiPro and Stromberg systems
    • Process new hires, rehires, terms, job changes and other changes in both UltiPro and Stromberg
    • Review all payroll information forms for missing information and work with HR and/or department managers to obtain missing information
  • Taxes
    • Prepare pay period tax report for the Payroll Accounting Coordinator
    • Assist in balancing, preparation and mailing of w-2s
  • GL
    • Create, review and balance monthly payroll journal entries to UltiPro reports
    • Assist Payroll Accounting Coordinator with general ledger research
    • Prepare monthly and year end wage accruals
  • Monthly Reports
    • Prepare monthly reports for Accounting (i.e. check registers & direct deposit registers)
    • Maintain accounts receivable deduction spreadsheet by employee (annual) and e-mail to Accounting monthly
  • AZDB LP – Annual Workers Comp Report
    • Assist in preparation and balancing of Annual WC report
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills/Qualifications

  • 2-3 years payroll processing experience
  • Attention to detail, excellent communication and analytical skills
  • General computing skills including experience with Microsoft Excel & Word
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize
  • Experience with multi-state taxation (preferred)
  • Experience with Ultipro and Stromberg applications are a plus

Interested and qualified candidates please fill out your profile as completely as possible as incomplete records will not be considered including a cover letter and salary requirements. To see how the hiring manager will view your application, click on "edit your information" and follow the instructions. Also, please note that you have one chance to fill in your cover letter information once you press "apply for this job."

Application deadline: January 27th, 2012 at 10:00 PM (MST)

Suns Legacy Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

  1. Do you have experience with paying employees who perform services in multiple taxing jurisdictions?
  2. Do you have knowledge of general accounting principles?

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