HR Payroll & Talent Acquisition Specialist

Division: Administrative Services

Reports to/Department: VP – Finance & Administrative Services

FLSA Job Classification: Exempt (Full-Time)

Job Summary

The HR Payroll & Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for timely payroll processing and recruiting top talent. Performs a variety of specialized functions and ensures timely administration, reconciliation, and compliance of all payroll functions. Also performs full-life cycle recruiting administration for all divisions of the agency.

Essential Functions

Agency specific training will be provided.

Payroll/Accounting Processing

  • Responsible for accurately processing the bi-weekly payroll using UKG Workforce Ready
  • Establish and maintain employee payroll records in UKG Workforce Ready; ensure that employee changes are entered correctly and timely
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for employees with payroll-related inquiries
  • Guarantee prompt funding of all the payroll
  • Accurate and timely completion of bi-weekly journal entries
  • Calculate and process year end payroll accruals
  • Assist with ACA annual reporting
  • Responsible for compliance, submissions of contributions, and 5500 filing for retirement plan
  • Responsible for quarterly payroll reconciliations
  • Prepare and submit year end wage department reporting
  • Process bank account reconciliation and tax payments
  • Prepare annual 1099’s
  • Payment processing to providers and independent contractors
  • Prepare documentation for annual financial and workers compensation year end audits
  • Process and complete multiple worksite reports and payments to employee benefit carriers
  • Other compliance associated with payroll as needed



  • Review and maintain current job description and ensure compliance with FLSA/EEO
  • Post vacant jobs to applicable job sites and manage LinkedIn Recruiter tool
  • Source and recruit potential candidates by managing all incoming applicants – organize applicant submissions, screen candidates, administer assessments, conduct interviews/references, and make hiring recommendations to managers
  • Coordinate with managers on upcoming hiring needs and work to develop talent pipelines
  • Cross train as needed
  • Adhere to the stated expectations of the E&O Plus Quality Management Program

Additional Responsibilities

As an HR Payroll & Talent Acquisition Specialist, major responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Back-up HR Generalist for on-boarding or termination process
  • Assist in leave of absence process
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business related field, required
  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience full-cycle recruiting and payroll processing, required
  • 1-2 years of experience in using UKG Workforce Ready or equivalent HRIS, required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong understanding of payroll and accounting practices
  • Strong knowledge of tax laws and applicable state and federal regulations
  • Must be able to handle confidential information and interact with all levels of employees in a professional manner
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask effectively to meet deadlines

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ADA Requirements

Walsh Duffield complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit while using hands to use a computer or other technologies. The employee frequently is required to see, talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

The noise level in the work environment is usually light.

This job description is intended to describe the normal level of work required by the person performing the work.  The principle duties outlined are the essential responsibilities and duties.  Other duties may be assigned as needs rise, or as required.

This description is not intended as a contract and is subject to change.  Any written contractual agreements supersede this job description.  All requirements may be modified to accommodate physically or mentally challenged staff members reasonably.

Walsh Duffield Cos., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome diversity and highly encourage applications from diverse candidates, including those with disabilities.