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Part time
High School
February 21, 2017

Payroll Specialist - PT - Hopkins, MN

Position details: Part-time schedule (24 hours a week) Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Are you ready to play an important role at Vista Prairie Communities?
Working within the framework of Vista Prairie Communities’ values of Caring, Respect, Collaboration, Innovation and Stewardship, the payroll specialist is responsible for assisting and supporting the finance team to ensure accurate processing and recording of company’s payroll, provide timely and accurate financial information, and participate in data entry Payroll processing.


Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the day-to-day payroll processing for up to 550 employees
  • Manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely
  • Reconcile payroll prior to transmission and validate confirmed reports
  • Verify all payroll entries including deductions, earnings and changes
  • Review and reconcile payroll data and resolve any discrepancies as necessary
  • Process correct garnishment calculations and compliance
  • Review and reconcile employee benefit plan deductions
  • Understand proper taxation of employer paid benefits
  • Review quarterly 941 tax returns
  • Process accurate and timely year-end reporting (W-2, W-2c, etc)
  • Respond to inquiries regarding issues and procedures affecting payroll
  • Develop ad hoc financial and operational reporting as needed
  • Miscellaneous special projects or additional tasks as assigned


  • High School Diploma required with a Two-Year degree in Accounting or Business Administration.
  • Minimum two (2) years accounting or payroll experience.
  • Strong knowledge of federal and state regulations
  • Working knowledge of payroll best practices
  • Ability to deal sensitively with confidential material.
  • Strong interpersonal (verbal and written) communication skills
  • Problem-solving, multi-tasking and analytical skills
  • CPP certification preferred but not required
  • Experience in ADP a plus

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Vista Prairie Communities is an equal opportunity employer.