Payroll Specialist

  • Ideal Industries, Inc.
  • Sycamore, IL
  • Apr 18, 2019
Human Resources

Job Description

Ideal Industries, Inc.

Payroll Specialist


Job ID: 2019-2036
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1


IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc. has been propelled by the principles of its founder, J. Walter Becker, for nearly a century. Since the beginning, this family-run enterprise has been committed to building ideal relationships with its customers, employees and communities, creating some of the industry’s most innovative and trusted products along the way. This commitment to quality and service will continue to spur the success of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc. and its family of companies, for generations to come.

IDEAL has made its mark by developing the iconic products and practical technology demanded by critical industries like data communications, aerospace, electrical, wire processing, automotive, construction and more. Since the beginning, IDEAL INDUSTRIES has been a growing, energetic company, and that’s never been more true than today. It’s always been a compelling place to work and we’re poised for even more growth as we continue to move across the globe. With growth comes opportunity—and at IDEAL INDUSTRIES, the opportunity can be yours.

The Payroll Specialist is responsible for the management and processing of multiple payrolls (weekly and semi-monthly) for all U.S. locations. This includes the processing of payroll timely and accurately, ensuring all federal and state compliance, filings and reporting accountabilities are met, administrator for the Payroll and Time & Attendance, partnering with Human Resources and Finance on payroll-related matters and providing payroll expertise and guidance to the business. This position reports directly to the Corporate Accounting Manager.


  • Provide accurate and timely processing of multiple payrolls
  • Ensure compliance with all Federal and State laws and reporting/filing requirements
  • End-to-end processing of hourly and salaried payrolls
  • Administrator for both the payroll and Time & Attendance systems.
  • Update and maintain payroll records
  • Process pay increases, compensation changes and calculation of back pay
  • Work closely with HR for changes in payroll related matters
  • Provide detailed payroll information for workers compensation and similar type audits
  • Coordinate training and guidance with business units in their payroll support role
  • Support month-end close for areas of responsibility
  • Provide clerical support for accounts payable
  • Support sales tax return filings
  • Other ad hoc reports, projects, and assignments as needed


  • 5-7 years of payroll experience in a multi-state environment
  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency with ADP Workforce Now system
  • Intermediate MS Office skills
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) preferred
  • Previous experience implementing and upgrading Payroll systems and Time & Attendance a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of local, state, and federal payroll tax laws and regulations
  • Strong sense of urgency with all payroll-related matters
  • Service-oriented demeanor and approach
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Exceptional organizational and process management skills
  • Experience working collaboratively across functions

IDEAL INDUSTRIES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.