Payroll & Benefits Administrator

LocationBrookfield, Connecticut
DepartmentPeople & Culture
Reports ToDirector of People & Cutlure
Position Overview

The Payroll & Benefits Administrator will process bi-weekly payroll, maintain employee time records and perform all HRIS entry.  This role also handles the administration of employee health and welfare plans and makes certain that plans are administered in accordance with federal and state regulations, and that plan provisions are followed. This role aids with and facilitates the human resource processes at all SC&I BU locations (CT, KY, CA and Ireland).

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Enters, maintains, and/or processes information in the payroll system; information may include employees’ hourly rates, salaries, commissions, bonuses or other compensation, time worked, paid leave and holidays, deductions and withholding, address changes, terminations and other information
  • Ensures proper processing of payroll deductions for taxes, benefits, charitable contributions, and other deductions
  • Issues, or reissues, physical or replacement checks or direct deposits due to payroll errors or final discharge
  • Administers health and welfare plans, including enrollments, changes and terminations. Processes required documents through payroll and insurance providers to ensure accurate record-keeping and proper deductions
  • Administers employee retirement plan including enrollments, changes and terminations
  • Reconciles benefits statements
  • Conducts or assists with audits of payroll, benefits or other HR programs and recommends corrective actions if needed
  • Serve as primary contact for plan vendors and third-party administrators
  • Coordinate transfer of data to external contacts for services, premiums and plan administration
  • Perform plan audits. Prepare, collect and organize data for actuarial assessments. Review data in conjunction with actuarial evaluation task forces
  • Document and maintain administrative procedures for assigned benefits processes
  • Ensure compliance with applicable government regulations. Ensure timeliness and accuracy of required reporting and fees
  • Coordinate daily benefits processing. Handle enrollments, COBRA, terminations, changes, beneficiaries, disability, accident and death claims, rollovers, QDROs, QMCSOs, distributions, loans, hardships and compliance testing
  • Performs customer service functions by answering employee requests and questions
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Skills & Qualifications
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient with or the ability to quickly learn payroll software
  • Maintain high level of confidentiality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Working understanding of human resource principles, practices and procedures
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite software
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field and/or equivalent experience
  • Minimum three years experience in payroll required
  • Minimum two years experience in either ADP or Ceridian/Dayforce required
  • Minimum two years experience in Benefits administration required
  • SHRM-CP credential a plus.
  • Possesses Company values of honesty, integrity, respect, commitment and open to change while modelling the Company Core Principles in all activities
  • Ability to foster collaborative, cross department relationships to meet common objectives.