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Payroll Specialist (Regular-Full Time)

Company: Sun Communities
Location: Southfield
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:

Position Summary

The Payroll Specialist acts as a subject matter expert related to payroll and is responsible for all levels of payroll preparation, submission, distribution, and reporting. They prepare regular and special payroll reports, ensure the integrity and confidentiality of payroll-related information, advise managers, and answer routine team member questions.


  • Processes/audits payroll for approximately 4,000 team members on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Coordinates use of the time and attendance module ensuring timely submission by team members and managers; assists managers/supervisors with timekeeping issues.
  • Ensures payroll process adheres to strict auditing process, following SOX requirements.
  • Analyzes current payroll, HRIS and records processes and identifies activities to improve efficiency, effectiveness and exceed customer expectations; submits recommendations to management.
  • Coordinates payment of bonuses, commissions, and any other special payments or payroll processes.
  • Acts as a liaison with payroll vendor to address and resolve issues and discrepancies.
  • Coordinates processing of 401k contributions, employer match and loan activity.
  • Coordinates payment of miscellaneous team member deductions including: 401k contributions, Friend of the Court, garnishments, etc.
  • Updates data files after each payroll processing; generates and coordinates filing of required payroll reports.
  • Prepares and forwards all necessary reports within Main Office and communities as established and within established frame time.
  • Responds to data requests as needed, including verifications of employment.
  • In partnership with Team Leader, Payroll & HRIS, works with local and state government agencies as needed to setup and investigate tax-related filings.
  • Responds to management reporting/research requests; creates special reports as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or related field
    • Minimum of 2 years experience within a payroll/HR department with at least 1 year working with a multi-departmental, multi-state employer with at least 500 team members
    • 1 year prior experience SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll or SAP Payroll
    • 6 months prior experience with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central
    • 6 months prior experience with Workforce Software Time & Attendance Management
    • Knowledge of state payroll tax laws
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to interact in a positive and approachable manner with all levels of team members
    • Strong attention to detail, organizational, and multitasking skills
    • In-depth knowledge and understanding of Human Resources Information Systems and their application
    • Strong computer proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to create and design
    • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel


Keywords: Sun Communities, Southfield , Payroll Specialist (Regular-Full Time), Human Resources , Southfield, Michigan

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