Payroll Specialist

Lakeshore Talent

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Lakeshore Talent is partnering with a client who has a need for a Payroll Specialist based out of Chicago, Illinois. This is a hybrid, direct hire position and pays 60K-65K per year (depending on experience).

Background check required upon hire.

Job Description:
As the payroll specialist you will play a key role in managing the payroll process for a portfolio of centers and in implementing payroll enhancements to scale for future growth.

Job Duties:

  • The Payroll Specialist will lead the payroll process for 40+ centers. This includes correspondence with operations team members, updating the payroll system for employee changes, executing processing of payroll in a timely manner.
  • Monitor shared payroll mailbox and resolve issues as they arise.
  • Coordinate new state tax ID applications for acquisitions.
  • Work with tax authorities to resolve payroll tax notices and open issues.
  • Work across departments to implement payroll process improvements.
  • Collaborate with Accounting Team on ad hoc payroll-related projects.
  • Become authority within the company’s payroll system (Paylocity) and work closely with Paylocity Account.
  • Manager to ensure procedures are scalable with company growth.


  • 3+ years of multi-state payroll experience required
  • Must have full cycle payroll processing experience.  
  • Paylocity experience is a plus. 
  • Knowledge of multi-state payroll laws and regulations. 
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

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