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About Us:Red Collar Pet Foods is looking for a Payroll Specialist to join our exciting new pet food business at our headquarters in Franklin, TN. Who is Red Collar? We are pet people, and to us pets are family. We believe that they deserve good food made with wholesome and balanced nutrition in every bag and bowl. It is our commitment to quality ingredients and manufacturing exclusively in the U.S. which makes us all proud of our company and the pets we ultimately feed.This role will focus on payroll management and processing, including accurate and timely bi-weekly payroll, related reporting requirements, and partnering with Finance and Human Resources to support workforce and business. .

Principal Accountabilities--- Regular payroll and benefit processing and reporting for all Red Collar associates. Requires the ability to independently run bi-weekly payroll in an accurate and timely manner. --- Partner with HR and site leadership to continue to drive payroll process improvements and compliance. --- Monitor vacation and holiday balances and ensure that they are accurately reflected in the general ledger. --- Advise line managers and associates on proper ways to fill out timecards for associates, as well as conduct historical edits for improperly approved timecards. --- Lead contact with external payroll processing company - Paylocity--- Support Finance with payroll related information for bonus calculations, to ensure accurate accruals and payouts. --- Year-end review and coordination of audit for 401k testing review.--- Weekly, period, quarterly and annual payroll reporting requirements.--- Support certain non-standard processes like California payroll administration and the ever changing shift patterns in our manufacturing locations--- Support associates in all payroll related matters. Become the functional expert for all payroll and pay issues. --- Administer shadow payroll for the Canada associates by partnering with BlueMarble--- Lead responsible for all tax related reporting, planning, compliance, and forecasting.--- Keep manager informed of issues that may have a material impact and provide a recommended course of action.--- Create and maintain a standard SOP around payroll responsibilities, deadlines and contacts to facilitate back up--- Special projects or requests as needed within payroll or finance areas--- Contribute to and support an effective, highly competent and engaged Finance teamKey Functional Skills/Knowledge--- Extreme attention to detail--- Organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks --- MS Office Software, Excel --- Thorough understanding of payroll work processes. Knowledge of Canadian & California laws is a plus.--- Capability to make sound decisions with minimal supervision--- Proven track record of handling highly confidential information--- Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) Minimum Qualifications--- High School Diploma or Equivalent--- 3+ years payroll and benefits experiencePreferred Qualifications--- Bachelors Degree--- 5+ years experience in running payroll, providing customer service or financial equivalent --- Working knowledge of Paylocity, JD Edwards, Blue Marble is a plusWe are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. PI107994174
Associated topics: benefit analyst, benefit specialist, bonus, compensation specialist, consultant, payroll, payroll analyst, payroll specialist, payroll transformation, pension

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