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Payroll Specialist

Company: Bay Area Traffic Solutions
Location: Lodi
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:


Hourly / Non-Exempt / Full Time

Salary Range: $19-25

Location: Lodi, CA


The payroll specialist helps process the company's payroll. Responsible to calculate union-based wages based on hours worked and administer payments. A payroll specialist is required to use payroll software with accuracy and efficiency.

Must be analytical with numbers and must be able to be trusted with sensitive information. Must have professional communication skills to interact with coworkers and employees. The goal is to ensure personnel receive the correct compensation in a timely manner.

---Collect all information on hours worked for each employee
---Calculate the accurate values and incorporate overtime, deductions, bonuses, etc.
---Communicate with dispatch, billing, human resources, field and finance as needed.
---Receive approval from upper management for payments when needed
---Prepare and execute pay order through an electronic system to distribute paychecks
---Administer statements of payment to personnel either electronically or on paper
---Keep track of hour rates, wages, compensation benefit rates, new hire information, etc.
---Enter variances from previous weeks when needed
---Address issues and questions regarding payroll from employees and superiors
---Communicate & Prepare reports for upper management, finance department, human resources
---Ensure workers follow CA state law hour regulations
---File payroll records
---Assist in internal and external audits
---Complete EDD forms, verifications of employment and other requests from human resources

---Ability to read/write and speak English
---Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and others
---Work independently with minimum supervision while prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines
---Initiative to plan and complete assigned work with a high level of accuracy
---Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
---Work in high-volume office with multiple interruptions throughout the day
---Conflict resolution techniques
---Work professionally with people from a wide variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
---Solid understanding of accounting fundamentals and payroll best practices
---Working knowledge of labor laws and regulations
---Trustworthy with attention to confidentiality
---Outstanding organizational ability with great attention to detail

---High school diploma or equivalent (preferred)
---Payroll processing experience: 1 year (required)
---Proficient in MS Office (especially Excel)
---Knowledge of Traffic Control & union labor laws (preferred)


  • Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing.
  • Communicating with others to exchange information.
  • Repeated motions that include wrist, hands and fingers. Must be able to complete tasks in a noisy environment. Light work that includes moving objects up to 20 pounds.

Keywords: Bay Area Traffic Solutions, Lodi , Payroll Specialist, Human Resources , Lodi, California

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