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Payroll & Benefits Administrators Direct Hire

STS Technical Services has partnered with ARAUCO – a global manufacturer of sustainably-produced wood products for construction, industrial, and retail markets. With over 120 facilities worldwide, ARAUCO manufactures and distributes the industry’s most-comprehensive selection of wood composite panels, premium plywood, millwork, lumber, and FSC-certified wood pulp.

ARAUCO is growing in North America, with innovative manufacturing, state-of-the-art facilities, and a commitment to make a difference in the communities where they are located. As a result, we are seeking the right individuals for high-caliber opportunities in manufacturing, supply chain, maintenance, safety, and other related fields. This is a direct-hire role with benefits. We look forward to considering you as part of the team at ARAUCO!

Right now, ARAUCO is hiring Payroll & Benefits Administrators in Grayling, Michigan!

Primary Purpose:

Primary purpose of this role is to serve the needs of internal customers in terms of Payroll and employee benefit administration.

Description of Essential Duties:

  • Distribution and allocation of payroll costs in preparation for the general ledger (for accruals and accounting for bi-weekly payroll)
  • Administration/payment of monthly gain share and annual profit share payments
  • Review and balance payroll input and output reports
  • Process terminations including final payouts; EI reporting requirements; records of employment, etc.
  • Vacation pay adjustments based on total gross earnings
  • All relevant State and Federal Taxation forms
  • Process ‘time’ entries for extra time worked; stat holidays; vacations; 12-hour shift adjustments; work boots; safety glasses, etc.
  • Submit data file to banks
  • Reconcile payroll corrections with backup
  • Administration of Garnishments and employee deductions for various plans
  • Track employee vacations (outstanding balances, accruals, etc.)
  • Staff inquiries and advice as it pertains to Payroll
  • Audit Payroll functions as required
  • Administer Payroll databases; ensure both are current and congruent with each other
  • Process status changes
  • Implement software updates
  • Bi-weekly remittance of Company and employee contributions to Group Retirement Services
  • Staff inquiries and advice as it pertains to Pension, requires detailed knowledge on content of entire Plan filed with the Pension Commission of Ontario
  • Pension Plan enrollment
  • Posting and distribution of rates of return
  • Member of the Pension Committee
  • Prepare and submit required forms to Group Retirement Services for staff on…ceasing of payroll deductions…status changes…transfer of funds (locked in and not locked in) from other financial institutions…terminations and withdrawals
  • Calculation and remittance of monthly health and welfare premiums
  • Administer holidays and vacations
  • Respond to reference inquiries and verification of employment inquiries

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Associate degree in Business or equivalent experience is preferred
  • Minimum of five years of experience in payroll & benefit administration
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of welfare plan provisions including ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, SOX, USERRA, Section 125, and Worker’s Compensation plans
  • Extensive knowledge of benefit plans and programs including design and administration
  • Knowledge of fiduciary responsibilities and compliance regulations including timely filings of SPDs, SARs, 5500s, etc.
  • Experience with an HRIS
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word Office Suite
  • Trust is a significant attribute for this role
  • Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information in a highly professional manner
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and build implicit trust
  • Strong understanding of theories, principles, and practices of accounting, budgets, finance, and financial recordkeeping
  • Excellent time management skills

Organizational Culture/Job Fit:

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills that provide the ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels
  • This includes strong oral and written communication skills and strong listening skills
  • Effective organization and time management skills enabling the completion of projects and day-to-day tasks through interruptions with a high attention to detail
  • Exhibits high levels of professionalism and discretion, and the ability to consistently maintain confidentiality
  • Proven ability to follow through on projects and act as a change agent for the company
  • Flexibility to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to solve problems resourcefully, with out-of-the-box solutions when beneficial
  • Demonstrates leadership in team approach to work and fostering the culture at ARAUCO
  • Must maintain confidentiality whenever appropriate and maintain professionalism at all times
  • Requirement to work some statutory holidays to meet Corporate financial closing deadlines

Key Safety/Housekeeping Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining accessible, secure and organized filing system
  • Participates in Area Safety audits
  • Participates in Safety training as required

Budget Responsibilities:

  • Manages cost and effectiveness of external recruiting efforts

All interested applicants are encouraged to apply directly on this page. Thanks, and best of luck!

Job ID: 39714

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