Payroll Specialist – Janesville, WI

At our company, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to have a job they love, work in a great environment, grow their career, and enjoy a positive work/life balance.

As a family-owned retailer we take pride in offering a competitive benefit package designed to support you and your life.

  • We provide development to help you grow your career

  • Associate discount

  • Internal recognition programs that support an engaged workplace

  • Profit Sharing

  • 401k with company match

  • Mix of in office and work from home

This role is responsible for maintaining payroll systems and processing weekly and bi-weekly payroll for multiple states in compliance with federal and state regulations (IRS, FLSA, etc.). Duties include reviewing and uploading timesheet information from various systems, entering data into the payroll system, calculating pay, and distributing funds or checks to employees.

  • Process end to end weekly and bi-weekly payrolls for associates across more than 45 locations.

  • Audit, balance, and correct new hire data and payroll time records.

  • Calculate payroll liabilities, including federal and state income tax, social security/ Medicare, and unemployment.

  • Resolve payroll discrepancies and irregularities.

  • Reconcile payroll to the general ledger and create journal entries.

  • Prepare reports that include taxable and non-taxable earnings, deductions, withholding, retirement contributions, and various types of leave.

  • Make adjustments for raises, bonuses, and commission.

  • Process paper checks for distribution.

  • Process child support orders, levies, and garnishments.

  • Assist with year-end W-2 creation

  • Resolve payroll discrepancies and answer employee questions.

  • Work closely with HR and store operations to investigate and troubleshoot issues.

High school diploma or equivalent required, associate’s or bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Retail experience (multi-unit/multi-state preferred).

  • Background within a private or family-owned business preferred.

  • Experience with ukg/ultipro payroll processing preferred.

  • Strong computer SKILLS: intermediate excel (pivot TABLES, VLOOKUPS) required

  • Previous payroll processing experience required.

*Must be on-site 75% of the time or more




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