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Payroll Specialist

Kforce Finance and Accounting

This is a Full-time position in Vienna, VA posted September 21, 2021.


Kforce has a client that is seeking a Payroll Specialist in Vienna, VA. Responsibilities of a Payroll Specialist:

  • Processing payroll for the entire company
  • Implements, maintains, and reviews payroll processing systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions
  • In collaboration with HR, the Payroll Specialist ensures accurate and timely processing of any and all payroll updates such as new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records and reports of payroll transactions
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local payroll and employment tax compliance
  • Payroll Specialist facilitates audits by providing records and documentation to auditors
  • Identifies and recommends updates to payroll processing software, systems, and procedures
  • Support year-end payroll close and W-2 processing
  • Payroll Specialist works closely with HR on employee payroll issues
  • Reconcile costs to payroll files and record costs accurately
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:


  • BSc/BA in Accounting, Business, or relevant field required; Applicable work experience and/or college course work may be substituted for degree
  • 2-5 years of related experience required
  • Extensive knowledge of payroll functions including preparation, balancing, internal controls, and payroll taxes
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Solid understanding of accounting fundamentals and payroll best practices
  • Proficient with payroll software, preferably ADP
  • Trustworthy with attention to confidentiality

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.