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Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems Payroll Specialist in Kirkland, Washington

JOB SUMMARY The Payroll Specialist ensures the timely and accurate processing of Astronics AES' payroll, while acting as liaison with employees and 3rd party vendors to answer/resolve payroll related inquires. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS *Bi-weekly payroll preparation and processing, including reconciliation and verification prior to transmission. *Ensure all time entries are accurate and finalized prior to processing. *Maintain employee payroll database. Coordinate with HR on all payroll adjustments needed for benefits, garnishments, and status changes, ensuring accurate input and processing. *Ensure compliance with state and federal payroll regulations. *Monthly reconciliation of benefits deductions (payroll system vs vendor invoice). *Act as liaison to employees to resolve payroll related inquiries. *Assist with payroll related data and/or analysis requests made by members of the finance team and/or corporate. *Perform other duties as assigned. This position may require knowledge of SOX / 404 internal audit controls and related documentation. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education/Experience: *High school diploma or GED required *5 - 7 years of related experience with: *Payroll preparations and processing *Maintaining a payroll & timekeeping system *State of Washington payroll regulations *ERP systems and Microsoft Office tools; intermediate Excel skills preferred *Desired Skills and Attributes: *Strong working knowledge of payroll best practices *Strong knowledge of State and Federal regulations *Strong working knowledge of payroll and time keeping software, ADP preferred *Strong work ethic and high level of confidentiality *Ability to communicate across the organization and with various levels of employees and management *Strong problem solving and analytical skills, ability to make appropriate decisions accordingly *Strong organizational, multi-tasking and prioritization skills ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS *Must be a US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible. *An offer of employment is contingent on successfully passing a drug test and background check, and applicants who do not successfully pass both the drug test and background check will not be considered for employment. ACCOMMODATION REQUEST Astronics AES is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please e-mail or call: 425-881-1700. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Note: only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest.