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Senior Payroll Assistant

Mount Airy, NC - Corporate Office

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Payroll Processing (60%)

  • Gathers and enters information for producing Insteel Wire Products ("IWP") plant payrolls as assigned;
  • Serves as a back-up for Home Office payrolls;
  • Calculates all manual checks and control voids, rewrites and stop payments;
  • Interacts with sales, management, plant personnel and HR, as needed, regarding information and changes;
  • Processes direct deposit transfers, unemployment information, employment verification, and weekly balance of tax information;
  • Serves as a back-up for the Lead Payroll and Tax Specialist including the following responsibilities: weekly/quarterly company-wide filing of taxes, child supports and garnishments, weekly payment of 401k, processing weekly bank ACH and positive pay uploads, monthly payment of employee stock purchases and other pay deductions due third parties;
  • Corrects general ledger account numbers that interface from payroll to the general ledger.


Compliance (20%)

  • Reviews and ensures accurate interpretation of state, federal and local tax regulations in states where the Company operates;
  • Shares responsibility of company-wide monthly, quarterly and year-end reporting and the balancing, production and reporting of Form W-2s and applicable tax forms as needed;
  • Makes corrections during the year to ensure reconciliation of all reports.


Maintenance and Process Improvement (20%)

  • Shares responsibility of company-wide payroll software maintenance and modification of current set up to meet ongoing needs including:
    • accurate setup and system maintenance of SUI rates, tax jurisdiction by location and reciprocal tax agreements, and
    • closure of SUI, SIT and local accounts and registration of new accounts;
  • Interacts with internal technical support on problem solving and system testing as needed;
  • Answers telephone, files, participates in special projects and tasks, team projects, and informative seminars;
  • Shares responsibility for setting up the annual payroll calendar, running reports for auditors and maintaining the procedures manual;
  • Provides recommendations and solutions to management for opportunities to streamline and automate existing processes; contributes technically and analytically to the achievement of these solutions.

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Employee Benefits

  • Health Care Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Vision Plan
  • Flexible Spending Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Company-paid Life
  • Company-paid AD&D
  • Company-paid Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Savings & Retirement Plan
  • Incentive Programs
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Jury Duty Pay
  • Tuition Reimbursement

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