Payroll Specialist

McLean, VA
Nov 17, 2021
Dec 01, 2021
Accountant, Finance
Full Time
Job Summary/Company:

Sparks Group in collaboration with its client, a leading Fortune 500 Government contractor, is searching for a proactive Payroll Specialist. The Specialist will be responsible for payroll processing and provide support for staff. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in government contracting, with a strong understanding of comprehensive payroll and T&E experience. If you're looking for an exciting new opportunity in your career, apply now!

  • Assist the payroll supervisors with timely and accurate payroll processing and providing support when required
  • File and maintain employee data files, payroll related documents and records in an orderly manner
  • Assist staff with inquiries related to payroll, leave accruals, wage deductions, fringe benefits, and other payroll related issues
  • Knowledge of multi-state compliance, including taxation and reciprocity rules
  • Export and import data between Payroll Systems; process Expense reimbursements, addressing issues and concerns
  • Perform other assigned duties and tasks

Qualifications/Background Profile:
  • Position requires U.S. Citizenship
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field preferred but not required
  • 2+ years of comprehensive payroll experience in government contracting
  • CPP or FPC Certification preferred
  • Experience with ADP Vantage preferred
  • Experience and knowledge of payroll regulations, compliance and record keeping
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications; intermediate to advanced Excel skills
  • Prioritize workflow and manage multiple deadlines within required time constraints
  • Possess strong verbal and written communications skills with the ability to present recommendations to increase the efficiency of the processes
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure on tight deadlines


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Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

Sparks Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, citizenship, family status, genetic information, disability, or protect veteran status.

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