Senior Payroll Specialist

Matteson, IL

Posted: 05/28/2024 Industry: Human Resources Job Number: LM5.28 Pay Rate: $55,000 Remote: On-Site Experience:

Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Payroll Specialist with experience verifying timesheets, processing payroll, and managing direct deposits. In this role, you'll be responsible for checking bank transactions, resolving payroll issues, and processing bonuses. You will also generate and distribute reports, manage FMLA hours, handle reporting, and update profiles and policies in UKG Ready. If you're detail-oriented and passionate about ensuring smooth payroll operations, we'd love to hear from you!





  • Verify salaried employees' timesheets at the start of each week to ensure accurate hour reporting for IT.
  • Process biweekly payroll for specific salary groups every other Tuesday and Wednesday for respective Thursday and Friday pay dates.
  • Upload direct deposit files to the bank during the corresponding payroll weeks.
  • Handle requests and payments for wage garnishments.
  • Process child support payments for both salary groups.
  • Monitor the bank for returns and exceptions and initiate stop payments via the bank.
  • Investigate lost or missing checks through bank inquiries.
  • Administer year-end bonuses for both salary groups.
  • Compile data from operations management and execute quarterly operational bonuses.
  • Compile data from corporate and process quarterly sales bonuses.
  • Enter salaried new hires for salaried pay group in UKG Pro.
  • Generate reports from UKG Ready and Business Intelligence every Thursday morning.
  • After payroll processing, calculate FMLA hours and update the usage log.
  • Manage multiple tasks in UKG Ready, such as adding managers and removing badge numbers of terminated employees from the employee roster.
  • Conduct various profile, policy, and global setup edits in UKG Ready, including creating and modifying groups and updating manager/supervisor assignments.



  • 3+ years of experience processing payroll
  • Experience working in HRIS and Payroll systems
  • UKG (Formerly Ultipro/Kronos) experience
  • Associates Degree or 5 years’ experience processing payroll
  • MS office with an intermediate level of excel experience



Meet Your Recruiter

Lizzie McMurtrey

Current member of the CPS, Inc. Recruitment Team. I currently support Human Resources and Office Services related positions.

Current Specialties: All HR and Office Services related positions including VP of Human Resources, Chief Human Resources Officer, Diversity and Inclusion, Employee Relations, Recruiters, Sourcers, Talent Acquisition, Labor Relations, Training and Development, Human Resource Managers, and more. 

Experience:  Currently working on HR related positions, with a background in IT Recruitment and Digital Marketing Project Management. 

I'M IN THIS BUSINESS BECAUSE: I am passionate about relationship building, and helping place candidates in positions that excite them!

CLIENTS CAN COUNT ON ME BECAUSE: I pride myself on the quality of my work, and I care about their needs and requirements.

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