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At Peterson our Vision is to be our customers' first choice. We
put our customers first and continually strengthen our partnerships
through our employee's hard work, ingenuity and determination. Our
85 year history is a reflection of our collective efforts and
We provide a family oriented environment that promotes safety,
personal growth and professional achievement. Critical to our
continued success is hiring and developing exceptional employees.
We are deeply committed to providing an environment necessary to
attract and retain engaged employees who will relentlessly strive
to reach Peterson's strategic goals and vision. We have high
standards for our employees, with good reason. They represent
Peterson, our family, our brand, and our values to customers and
our team members.
We have high expectations and so do you. You are exceptionally
motivated, have outstanding skills, and are looking for more than
just a job. We offer competitive wages, generous benefits, and
promotional opportunities at a family owned and operated business
that really cares about employees. If you want to work side-by-side
with others who are passionate about customer service, consider
joining our team. You can help us write more chapters in our
success story as we move towards celebrating our 100 year
Peterson Cat has an immediate need for an experienced Payroll
Specialist who can be based at our San Leandro, CA or Hillsboro, OR
This position administers the processing/preparation of payroll,
payroll taxes, union benefits, payroll deductions and contractual
changes. Working under minimal supervision, plans and performs
complex multi-state payroll processing duties in a timely and
accurate manner. Coordinates and cooperates with company
supervisors and managers to accomplish tasks.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The following reflects management's definition of essential
functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be
assigned. Management may assign or reassign the functions to this
job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
Job functions include the following. Other duties may be
Set up new hires in payroll system; ensure accuracy and
completeness of all required information; maintain and update
records pursuant to employee/payroll changes.
Manage workflow to ensure all Personnel Action Notice forms are
processed accurately and timely.
Understand proper taxation of wages, benefits and other payroll
factors and ensure compliance with federal and state laws.
Perform semi-monthly labor audit for non-exempt employees;
calculate and track adjustments and coordinate with managers when
Process and reconcile commissions pursuant to defined programs;
respond to inquiries; research discrepancies and resolve problems;
generate reports as requested and maintain all paid commission
Prepare and process manual checks and positive pay transmission
Manage post payroll paycheck distribution for exempt and
Transmit company benefit contribution data and 401(k) deferrals
to Plan Administrator.
Monthly reconciliation and posting of payroll General Ledger
transactions; research and resolve discrepancies.
Maintain and record mileage driven by Peterson owned vehicles
for W-2 reporting.
Maintain all related payroll files and records; maintain back-up
documentation for all payments processed.
Coordinate sick leave integration with disability payments;
maintain spreadsheets for leave of absence employees, track
integration and insurance premiums owed.
Certified payroll reporting, when applicable.
Calculate prevailing wage, when applicable.
Respond to payroll inquiries from managers and employees in a
Serve as back up to team members.
Special projects and reports as required.
- Maintains punctual, regular, and predictable attendance.
Associates Degree from a fully accredited college or technical
school in Business, Accounting, or other closely related field; and
a minimum of three years of directly related experience; or an
equivalent combination of education and work experience. Experience
processing union employee payroll and understanding bargaining
agreement terms is a plus. Knowledge and experience with ADP,
WorkForce Now, and Certified Payroll reporting preferred.
Peterson Holding Company is committed to equal employment
opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans,
and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A drug
screen and background check is required.