Meridian Services, Zenith Services & Orion Associates

Payroll Specialist II - Golden Valley

Golden Valley, MN
Since 1980, Meridian Services has been dedicated to serving the needs of persons with intellectual d

Job Description

Payroll Specialist II

Posted: Thursday, 10/5/2023
Orion Associates
Aligning Opportunities and Dreams!
Hybrid role
Title: Payroll Specialist II
Location: Golden Valley, MN.
Schedule : Full time Monday-Friday typical daytime hours. Employees are eligible to work from home 2 days a week after 90 days of employment.
Wage : $24.50 per hour including a Full Time benefit package
Company Perks:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Supplemental Insurance offered through Colonial Life
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K plan that employees can contribute to after 1 month
  • Paid volunteer time- up to 16 hours each year
  • Monthly Lunch and Learns
  • MERSC Employee Discounts (Minnesota Recreation Service Counsel)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Dog-Friendly Corporate Office
  • Weekly snack day at Corporate
  • Childcare at Corporate for Employees at reasonable tuition rates
  • Growth Opportunities and learning opportunities
  • Employee of the month recognition and gift card
  • Fun Employee Engagement Activities- Summer Bags tournament, virtual bingo, Spirit week!
Orion Associates:
We are a management services company based in Golden Valley, Minnesota that is committed to providing our clients with services of the highest quality. We are unique in that we provide our management services as a company that truly understands the field of human services. Orion Associates has spent more than 20 years serving people with intellectual disabilities, mental health diagnosis, the elderly and their families. Our mission is for the people we serve to be able to realize their dreams, and we do that by providing services of the finest quality. Creativity, innovation and expertise are highly valued among our team. We hold ourselves to the highest ethics, maintain excellent standards and always strive to do our best. Above all, we work to uphold a tradition of exceptional service and care for others.
Job Details:
The Payroll Specialist II will assist with the department needs in regards to processing payroll. This position will work closely with the payroll supervisor and help with workflows and determining ways to improve our processes.
Essential Job Duties:
  • Oversee the payroll workflows as assigned by the Payroll Supervisor, and report to the Payroll Supervisor on a regular schedule
  • Assist the department with response to questions and customer services calls as required.
  • Process special payrolls, at the discretion of the Payroll Supervisor.
  • Responsible for the payment of all garnishment, child support and levy payments. This function will be monitored by the Specialist II and must be done after each payroll run.
  • The Payroll Specialist II will be the fill-in for any vacated position, PTO and when possible, assist in the training of new staff.
  • Process improvement
    • Work with payroll specialist to identify areas where improvements can be made
      • Propose improvements in writing to supervisor
  • Assisting with requests for verifications of employment.
  • Assisting with the approval of payroll doc dates, posting dates, tax dates and distribution accounts.
  • Assist with posting taxes, fees and worker comp. entries after a payroll run or per the requirements of the group of companies currently assigned to.
  • Troubleshoot issues within payroll processing and helps ensure payroll processing runs smoothly. Helps the Payroll Specialist when the need arises.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Education: a 2 year degree in accounting is preferred but not required
  • Must have 1-5 years of job-related experience.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office. Experience working with Great Plains and Mfiles preferred
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record as determined by Orion Associates policy.
  • Successful clearance of a Department of Human Services background study.

Meridian Services, Zenith Services & Orion Associates At A Glance

Since 1980, Meridian Services has been dedicated to serving the needs of persons with intellectual disabilities and mental health diagnosis in Minnesota. We are continually seeking new ways to help individuals live more enriching and independent lives. In our ongoing mission to expand our services, we have created a comprehensive array of top-quality programs and services. Meridian Services offers residential services in 31 homes in Minnesota, In Home Family services to 200 individuals and employs more than 100 case managers. We offer to eligible employees competitive benefits that include: Medical, Dental, Supplemental Insurance, PTO, Flex Spending Accounts, Discounts at Victory Auto, Employee of the Month, Training opportunities, Referral Bonus and more. Meridian Services is a sister company to Zenith Services. Zenith is based out of Hopkins, MN and offers supported employment and day program services to persons with disabilities. Both Meridian and Zenith Services are supported by Orion Associates in the areas of human resources, finance and training.
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