Lead Payroll Specialist

Lakeshore Talent

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Lakeshore Talent is currently seeking a Lead Payroll Specialist for one of their clients, a large company based in Greenwood Village, CO. This is a mostly remote (must live in Denver, CO), direct hire position and pays $56K-60K (depending on experience).


Job Description:

We are seeking a Lead Payroll Specialist responsible for processing payroll and maintaining all payroll related data within in-house systems and ensures completeness and accuracy of all files and records; analyzing and designing solutions to payroll processing issues within the healthcare staffing model, rapid response model and/or job action staffing model.



  • Provides training and coaching to less seasoned members of the team, including contributing to the on-boarding process for any temporary support personnel associated with a necessary supplement to staffing for increased volume.
  • Triage support requests from within the Payroll team and respond accordingly with a focus on the dissemination of knowledge to strengthen team performance.
  • Actively participates on cross-departmental project teams to improve systems, processes and experiences with a focus on integrity of data, standardization, documentation and business process continuity.
  • Collaborates as needed with Information Technology and other departments regarding process improvement and automation.
  • Reconcile internal payroll to customer payroll systems to match hours billed to ensure accurate billing.
  • Maintain and update records of various types of payroll transactions, such as employee withholding, garnishments, etc.
  • Assist with the accurate maintenance of the payroll system, to include: direct deposit information, wage and tax data.
  • Ability to process weekly, bi-weekly and semi-monthly schedules and across W-2 and 1099 tax forms.
  • Accurately key payroll related data such as timesheets and PTO requests, assist with the accurate and timely completion of payroll processing.
  • Reconcile internal payroll to customer payroll systems to match hours billed to ensure accurate billing.
  • Assist in the preparation and filing of monthly, quarterly, and annual payroll tax data.
  • Maintain employee payroll related files.
  • Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with in-office and field employees and external customers to promote a quality service image.
  • Work on special projects as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • The minimum education required for this position is a High School Diploma. Associates Degree or Bachelors Degree in accounting or business preferred.
  • The minimum related experience required for this position is 3-5 years, preferably in an in-house payroll processing environment.
  • Ideal candidate will have experience in a leading role with systems migration / data conversion and testing, reconciliation experience with demonstrable successful results.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proven track record of forming strong internal relationships.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel (to include basic Pivot Table and/or VLOOKUP functionality), and Outlook. Working knowledge of PeopleSoft preferable.
  • Good at following instructions and working independently.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), organizational, time management skills are necessary.
  • Good prioritization and multi-tasking skills and the ability to work in fast-paced environment.
  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.

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