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Payroll Specialist with U.S. Soccer Federation in Chicago, IL

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U.S. Soccer Overview 
We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States.  We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport. We support members, impact athletes, and serve fans.  We seek motivated, passionate, skilled people who can think, create and work on a team.  
 
U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.
 
Position Description 
The Payroll Specialist will be responsible for payroll processing of all U.S. Soccer employees.  This position will ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely.  This includes analyzing and resolving payroll-related issues, inquiries or discrepancies. 
 
Primary Responsibilities 
  • Prepare and process multi-state payroll on a bi-monthly basis for up to 300 employees, in 4 entities, using a third-party payroll system (currently Paylocity)
  • Point of contact for third-party payroll system (Paylocity)
  • Process off-cycle payments and manual checks as needed
  • Prepare journal entries and month-end close as it relates to payroll
  • Prepare payroll tax filings and process W2s
  • Provides payroll reports as required 
  • Research and resolve payroll issues, and respond promptly to all payroll related questions from employees
  • Support the CFO with audits (401k, compliance audits, etc), analyzing payroll data, and special projects
  • Partners closely with the Talent (Human Resources) department to optimize internal processes 

Qualifications 
  • Degree in Accounting or Business
  • 3-5 years of payroll experience in multi-state environment
  • Payroll systems experience with Paylocity, ADP, Paychex, etc.
  • Proficient skills with Excel
  • Attention to detail and data entry accuracy
  • Strong customer service and communication skills to maintain relationships at all levels of the organization and with vendors 
  • Able and willing to work non-traditional hours including evenings & weekends as needed

Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes: 
  • Adopt a company centric approach— Support Members, Impact Athletes, and Serve Fans
  • Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit 
  • Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges 
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Open to criticism and does not make excuses
  • Possess a tireless work ethic
  • Wants to be part of a team that wins
  • Has the ability to be firm but fair 
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills 
 
We 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. 

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