Payroll Specialist (part-time) in Birmingham, AL at Books-A-Million, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/24/2018

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Job Description

The Payroll Specialist will work on a part-time basis and assist in the processing of bi-weekly payroll for all employees in three defined companies. This role will be responsible for assisting the Payroll Accountant in responding to requests for manual payroll adjustments and in the year end processing of W-2’s for all associates. Another function will be to set up direct deposit information and issue pay cards for new hires.

  • Assist in the processing of payroll by uploading applicable files to Lawson system, hand key authorized manual requests, balance PR reports, upload ACH file to bank, print paper checks and mail to stores, remit taxes in timely manner, file any necessary reports and close payroll.
  • File all necessary year end reports. Print and mail W-2’s to each employee.
  • Process pay cards for new hires by verifying and confirming active status and setting up direct deposits. Mail pay card to designated store.
  • Communicate with various taxing authorities regarding questions related to tax filings and/or payments.
  • Submit check request for refund and get VP Tax approval. Process checks, submit file to Treasury to upload to bank and close payroll.
  • Respond to current and former associate communications regarding pay, W-2 forms, address changes or other relevant requests.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • One to two years of similar experience processing large, multi-state payroll
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or similar area of study preferred.


Preferred Skills

  • Ability to identify research and resolve issues.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
  • Provide a high level of customer service to current and former associates, and others within and without the organization.
  • Intermediate or better computer skills including MS Office, Excel and Lawson payroll.
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