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Payroll Specialist

Company: Maslow Media Group & IQS
Location: Schenectady
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details

Job Location
Rockville, MD - Rockville, MD

Remote Type


Detail oriented, ability to work under tight deadlines, desire to make sure your work is accurate, customer service mindset...does this describe you? If so, keep reading!

We are The Maslow Media Group and our corporate team isgrowingWe need to adda super star to our Payroll team. Maslow Media Group is an established workforce solutions company that provides media and production staff to clients across the country. In addition, we provide IT staffing services to a variety of Fortune 500 companies through our Intelligent Quality Services (IQS) division. We pride ourselves on the ability to understand our client's needs to provide resources to support their demands and shifting market conditions.

We are searching for a Payroll Specialist to add to our team. The Payroll Specialist's primary objective is to process an accurate and timely weekly and bi-weekly payroll each pay cycle. The Payroll Specialist is accountable for the full life cycle payroll process from time and expense entry through post cycle reporting. Prefer Maryland, DC or Virginia area but will consider candidates in other locations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure employees enter time in the timekeeping system(s) accurately and on time.
  • Review time and expenses entered by employees and ensure supervisors have approved time entered, either by submission in timekeeping system or via Tracker process.
  • Create Trackers for review/approval by client and submission to Accounting for billing to client.
  • Process weekly and bi-weekly payroll ensuring accuracy of the data by reviewing and auditing payroll data, on tight deadlines, in large volumes.
  • Respond to time entry and payroll inquiries received from employees via our inquiry systems.
  • Partner with Sales and Client Services to provide payroll expertise to resolve client inquiries and issues.
  • Update payroll reconciliation file to audit data and resolve variances/discrepancies and issues.
  • Analyze, troubleshoot and resolve issues that arise regarding payroll and expenses.
  • Work closely with MMG Accounting Department regarding payables, client billing, and any necessary reporting.
  • Assist Payroll Manager with federal, state and local tax filing.
  • Process and apply all Income Withholding Orders and legal requests accurately and on time.
  • Effectively coordinate fringe benefit deductions and payments/reports to third parties including wage garnishments and union dues.
  • Verify accuracy of all earnings, deductions and tax withholdings in accordance with all federal, state and local laws and guidelines.
  • Ensures approval process is followed for any special payroll requests including manual payroll adjustments and manual checks.
  • Process withholdings in accordance with Department of Labor (DOL) and IRS legislation and plan summary.
  • Provide reports to management, leadership and clients as needed.
  • Assist HR Generalist with HR activities including but not limited to unemployment claims, government and compliance reporting, HR inquiries and special projects.


    Required Skills
    • 2+ years of payroll, accounting or HR experience
    • Advanced computer skills including MS Office and Excel at an advanced level.
    • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
    • Willing to work as part of a team with a collaborative mindset
    • Must be extremely detail-oriented and possess excellent organizational skills
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be flexible
      Preferred Skills
      • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting or HR
      • Experience with Labor Unions or staffing industry
      • Experience processing multi-state payroll
        Salary Range: DOE

        About us:

        Since our founding in 1988 The Maslow Media Group has grown to become the Workforce Solutions leader in Media (Maslow Media) and IT (Intelligent Quality Solutions/IQS) verticals, aiding fortune 100 corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, technology, and broadcasting organizations. As an Employer of Record (EOR) in all 50 states, MMG can hire, train, recruit, and employ the talent required to ensure our client's meet their corporate growth goals.

        The Maslow Media Group is committed to equal employment opportunity for all workers regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status. We celebrate diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

        We pride ourselves on the ability to quickly evolve and respond to shifting market conditions by creating scalable, predictable, high-quality solutions. For more information, visit us at: and

Keywords: Maslow Media Group & IQS, Schenectady , Payroll Specialist, Human Resources , Schenectady, New York

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