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Payroll Specialist with Houston Dynamo in Houston · TX

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Accounting and Finance: Payroll
The Payroll Specialist is responsible for the accurate and timely processing of all payroll and payroll related functions for all Forever Orange entities. These responsibilities and tasks will be coordinated with and supervised by the Director of Finance in conjunction with the HR department.

Payroll Processing:
  • Process bi-weekly and semi-monthly payroll cycles for all employees encompassing four
  • different entities (400+ employees)
  • Oversee timekeeping entries and approvals for hourly employees in all locations
  • Prepare and process multi-state payroll cycles
  • Ensure all payroll taxes are filed and paid timely across multiple jurisdictions
  • Track and process commissions, bonuses, taxable benefits, per-diem and reimbursements.
  • Manage all aspects of the W-2 generation and distribution process
  • Prepare reports as needed for various projects including 401(k) and Workers’ Comp audits as
  • well as enterprise wide year end audit
  • Coordinate with HR to maintain and update all employee files in a confidential manner
  • Prepare and post all payroll entries to the general ledger
  • Ensure compliance with payroll and employment laws, rules and regulations and keep up to date with developments in these areas

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 2 – 3 years of relevant payroll experience
  • Experience with UltiPro payroll processing software a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics NAV accounting software a plus
  • Experience in the sports and entertainment industry a plus

Licenses or certificates:
  • Certified Payroll Professional status preferred.

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
  • Ability to read, listen and communicate effectively in both oral and written communications.
  • Ability to work independently and complete duties and projects with minimal direct supervision.
  • Ability to be organized and produce accurate results while meeting established deadlines.
  • Ability to professionally handle confidential information.
  • Strong customer service skills; ability to interact professionally with internal customers.
  • Ability to work long, irregular hours and weekends as dictated by event schedules and project
  • timetables.
  • Must be proficient with computers and MS Office programs such as Word, Excel, & Outlook.

Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established by the company from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position. Employees with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
Due to the cyclical nature of the entertainment industry, employees may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the facility.
Upon employment, all employees are required to fully comply with company rules and regulations. Employees who violate these rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
All employees are subject to a drug test prior to employment.

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. 

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Are you a Certified Payroll Professional?