Payroll & Benefits Specialist

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The Payroll and Benefits Specialist will manage the company’s payroll and benefits function, ensuring payroll is processed on time and accurately. This position is also responsible for the management, oversight, and administration of current employee benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, FSA, HSA, and 401k plans.

  • The Payroll and Benefits Specialist will manage the company’s payroll and benefits function, ensuring payroll is processed on time and accurately
  • Set up and manage the new payroll system, process, procedures, and policies for the new entity
  • Implements, maintains and reviews payroll processing systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions, including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions.
  • Ensures accurate and timely processing of payroll updates, including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates.
  • Design and manage the benefit programs for the new entity and factory employees
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records and reports of payroll transactions.
  • Review and process quarterly and/or year-end payroll procedures, including reviewing tax statements and other applicable quarterly and year-end documents
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage, and hour laws and best practices.
  • Thoroughly understand the process and calculations for unemployment taxes in Georgia
  • Manage benefits programs such as 401k, medical, dental, vision, life, voluntary life, and flexible spending plans
  • Manage monthly billings from insurance providers and other vendors, including review billings for accuracy, codes, and advance for payment
  • Facilitates audits by providing records and documentation to auditors.
  • Collect experience/census data from available resources (as needed).
  • Evaluate and revise internal processes to reduce costs and increase efficiency.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable government regulations.
  • Enrollments, COBRA, terminations, changes, beneficiaries, disability, accident, and death claims.
  • Manage the employee benefit files and update of employee payroll records. Research and propose additional benefit programs that will enhance the Company’s benefits program.
  • Serve as liaison with outside benefit providers to resolve escalated issues, identify the root causes and trends, and determine alternative solutions.
  • Manage the HR Information System data
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of Hanwha Q CELLS.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned by management

  • A bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field in business administration
  • Strong analytical skills and a thorough knowledge of plan designs. Ability to understand, evaluate and make judgments on the proposals (RFP’s).
  • Knowledge of all pertinent federal and state regulations, filing, and compliance requirements both adopted and pending affecting employee benefit programs, including ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, SECTION 125, Workers Compensation, Medicare, and Social Security and DOL requirements.
  • 5+ years of prior experience in payroll, benefits, and compensation
  • Strong payroll systems skills: prior experience with Paycom/Paylocity required
  • Strong knowledge of benefit and compensation programs and related functions
  • Strong Excel skills: Pivot Table, V-Lookups, filters, etc
  • Excellent logic and analytical abilities
  • Strong organization aptitude and attention to detail
  • Solid understanding of payroll and payroll tax laws
  • Strong knowledge of various benefit programs
  • Demonstrated reliability with excellent time-management skills
  • Works well under pressure of deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Hanwha Q CELLS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.