Benefits & Payroll Administrator

Benefits & Payroll Administrator

The James Allen Companies Inc
January 28, 2019
Albany, NY
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Our client is looking for a Benefits & Payroll Administrator. The Benefits & Payroll Administrator will provide effective benefits administration and accurate payroll processing, defined by excellence in compliance with payroll regulations and timely, friendly, efficient communication with internal and external customers regarding employee benefits.

The Benefits & Payroll Administrator will:

  • Administer company benefit programs including enrollments, education, recordkeeping, auditing, and reporting for employee and retiree benefits programs, including but not limited to:
    • Health Benefits: Medical, Dental Vision,
    • Financial Benefits: 401k, Pension, Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Flex Spending, Worker’s Compensation,
    • Voluntary Benefits: Direct Bill Insurance, AFLAC, Long Term Care Insurance, Supplemental Insurance Programs
  • Provide excellent customer service to employees and business partners and escalate concerns as necessary;
  • Develop communication tools to enhance understanding of the company’s benefits packages, partnering with brokers and vendors to ensure optimal employee experience;
  • Keep abreast of marketplace trends and recommend/advise changes or raise awareness of new product offerings;
  • Design and distribute materials for benefit orientations and open enrollments, and host meetings and information sessions on the same as is appropriate;
  • Document, and maintain administrative procedures for assigned processes. Evaluate and seek ways to revise internal processes to reduce costs and increase efficiency;
  • Administer payroll on a bi-weekly basis, including ensuring all non-standard items (401k loans, manual checks, employee awards, terminations, new hires) are processed accurately;
  • Prepare any supporting documentation and vouchers for our finance/accounting team as required;
  • Maintain a payroll system that is accurate, timely, and meets all regulatory and audit requirements, without exception, with the assistance of our payroll provider;
  • Be the primary employee contact for concerns regarding our time clock system;
  • Other tasks as assigned.


  • Positive attitude and strong customer focus
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a business partner and team member in a fast paced work environment with established deadlines
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent mathematical, accounting and analytical skills
  • Ability to maintain a strict degree of confidentiality, dependability, and trust.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Two years of experience in Human Resources, preferably Benefits or Payroll
  • Knowledge of HRIS Systems, ADP preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Excel (basic formulas and lookups) and other MS Office Products

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