Payroll & Benefits Specialist

Tacoma, WA
Full Time
Human Resources
Mid Level

Gensco currently has an amazing opportunity available to join our Human Resources Team at our Corporate Offices in Tacoma, WA as a Payroll & Benefits Specialist! !  If you are looking to grow your career in Human Resources with a highly successful, family-owned company that is a recognized industry leader, then Gensco may be the right fit for you!

As the Payroll and Benefits Specialist, you will make customer service for both internal and external customers the top priority. This Team Member performs weekly and semi-monthly payroll processing, auditing, and reporting activities. Support HR administration of Gensco’s Team Member benefits and programs and maintain Team Member personnel records and documentation

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Payroll Processing

  • Process Gensco’s weekly and semi-monthly payroll and any out of cycle payrolls, which includes the following activities:
    • Review and process new-hire documents, change of status forms, terminations, garnishments, child support orders, performance reviews and all other payroll and/or benefit related Team Member documentation
    • Process and pay monthly commissions, fringe benefits, retro payments, non-cash compensation, etc.
    • Transmit time reporting and data transfer of payroll information to the payroll service provider weekly
    • Audit all payroll and benefit changes for accuracy and complete all reconciliation activities
    • Prepare manual checks as necessary and obtain proper approval
    • Review and reconcile any required payroll tax reporting performed by Gensco’s payroll service provider and prepare required industrial insurance filings/payment requests
  • Respond to Team Member inquiries regarding payroll questions and issues
  • Respond to 3rd party employment verifications following Gensco’s Employment Verification process
  • Assist with payroll analysis, data gathering and reporting as may be required
  • Provide required payroll information for industrial insurance and unemployment claims
  • Provide back-up support to reconcile payroll reports with Gensco’s GL

2. Team Member Benefit Administration

  • Prepare necessary data transfer, record keeping and reporting for Gensco’s Profit Sharing 401(K) plan
  • Provide support for Team Member benefit administrative activities including:
    • Process forms for enrollment, COBRA, changes in status, etc. and coordinate with 3rd party administrator
    • Perform required administrative processes for voluntary benefit programs
  • Assist with internal communication, promotion, and education efforts for Gensco’s Team Member benefits

3. Administrative Support

  • Create and maintain required Team Member employment files
  • Organize and appropriately file and maintain payroll records and documentation
  • Monitor and report compliance with Gensco’s HR and payroll SOPs

Skills and Qualifications

  • 4-year degree highly preferred or equivalent experience
  • Functional knowledge of payroll processing with 3+ years’ experience preferred
  • Functional knowledge of benefits administration
  • Strong computer skills - MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage details and meet deadlines with 100% accuracy in a fast, multi-task environment
  • Strong people skills, customer service-oriented approach, responds to requests with a sense of urgency
  • Proactive, self-motivated, able to recognize issues and resolve or escalate appropriately
  • High degree of honesty, ethics and integrity with prior work experience handling confidential information

About Gensco
Gensco, Inc. is a successful HVAC wholesale distributor and manufacturer doing business in the Northwest for over 70 years. We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding service and value to our customers and providing opportunity and job satisfaction for our Team Members throughout Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska.

Gensco's Mission: "Provide all of our Customers with quality products and services the first time, every time, and to provide all Team Members opportunity and job satisfaction."

Comprehensive and competitive benefits package including healthcare coverage of medical, dental and vision available first of the month following date of hire, generous discretionary Profit Sharing, 401(k) Retirement Plan, Employee Assistance Program, paid time off including vacation, sick leave and holidays, tuition reimbursement for 2 year and 4 year degree programs, post high-school scholarship opportunity for Team Member’s children. Gensco is a drug free company and EOE.

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