Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas

  • Payroll Specialist

    Job Location US-MO-Kansas City
    Regular Full-Time
    # of Openings
  • Responsibilities

     the Payroll Specialist is responsible for assisting the Finance Department in accomplishing the Agency’s financial goals and objectives by processing payroll and reconciling benefits for all Agency employees.


    Essential Functions

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    • Keying payroll data into payroll system each week
    • Verifying payroll entries of overtime, PTO, vacation, etc.
    • Ensuring applicable federal and/or state payroll and DOL laws are followed
    • Figuring retroactive pay as needed
    • Accruing and tracking usage of PTO, sick leave and benefits
    • Communicating with payroll software support, as needed
    • Handling distribution / Mailing of paychecks/paystubs and W-2’s
    • Overtime reporting, yearend and other ad-hoc reporting requirements
    • Supporting Financial Annual and Benefit Audits
    • Maintaining the payroll files in designated order
    • Ensuring timecards sent in from outlying areas are processed and kept in a timely and accurate manner
    • Being responsible for communication of file information for legal requests
    • Ensuring file confidentiality according to Agency policy
    • Ensuring garnishment and/or support order information is entered into the payroll database timely and accurately
    • Accurately completing government reports in a timely manner, as required
    • Completing salary history verifications, as needed


    Payroll Specialist will be a proven leader with the following:

    • Experience in Paycor a plus
    • Proficient in an office environment and the ability to quickly learn payroll software
    • Knowledge of, and the ability to use, office equipment such as faxes and copiers
    • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
    • Certification as a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)
    • One to three years as in the payroll field
    • Extensive knowledge of payroll law
    • Ability to remain confidential
    • Ability to spend long hours at a computer terminal, filing or performing data entry
    • Accurate record keeping, 10-key and data entry skills


    Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas has a rich, 120 year+ history. Everyone knows Goodwill for our thrift stores, but few know what Goodwill is really all about. The sale of unwanted items provides funds that stay local, helping us to support thousands of job seekers with barriers to employment. We believe in the Power of Work and are committed to helping people earn and keep jobs in the community. That’s why 90¢ of every dollar Goodwill spends goes directly into our mission, not into shareholders’ pockets.


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