Payroll Administrator

Rockville , MD
Dec 07, 2021
Jan 07, 2022
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat has a new opportunity available for a Payroll Administrator to join our centralized Payroll team. The specialist will support the labor, leave and payroll processes for approximately 2,000 employees within a multistate environment. In this deadline driven role you will be responsible for the complete and accurate calculation of timesheets, employee leave and wages, maintenance and management of all records and distribution of payroll, taxes, deductions and reporting. The candidate must have flexibility to work extended hours and weekends or holidays when required.

Job Responsibilities:
 Administer timesheets using Deltek Time and Expense. Process necessary adjustments and/or corrections within established processes.
 Administer payroll using Deltek Costpoint to include data entry for labor, leave and payroll transactions.
 Maintain Compliance with State and Federal regulations including reconciling and filing Federal, State and Local taxes.
 Process non-tax related deductions including garnishments, 401k and FSA and health benefit premiums.
 Respond to unemployment and employment verification requests.
 Support year-end W-2 processing and audit
 Calculate and process off-cycle checks when necessary.
 Research discrepancies with payroll information for the purpose of ensuring accuracy and adherence to procedures prior to processing.
 Verifying and auditing a variety of payroll related information for the purpose of ensuring accurate distribution of funds and payroll.
 Maintaining, preparing and overseeing the preparing of a variety of payroll related documents for the purpose of documenting activities and issues, meeting compliance requirements, and providing audit references. Documenting and updating current processes and procedures as required.
 Identifying and documenting all issues/errors an resolutions for future reference and process improvements.
 Supporting the Payroll Help Desk for issues relating to payroll, leave and timekeeping/labor. Advising employees and managers on company policies and guidelines.
 Collaborate and support team members and other co-workers.

Basic Qualifications:
 Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
 Minimum of 3 years of progressive, relevant Labor and Payroll experience for a large government contractor.
 Deltek Costpoint proficiency
 Microsoft software (Work, Excel, Outlook) proficiency

Preferred Qualifications:
 Certified Payroll Professional
 Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills along with strong customer service skills.
 Must be detail oriented and be able to work on routine tasks with little to no supervision.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire or prior to January 4, 2022, whichever is later, and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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