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Milgard Manufacturing Inc Sr. Payroll Specialist in Tacoma, Washington

Sr. Payroll Specialist

Tacoma, WA



A Sr. Payroll Specialist job in Tacoma, WA is available at Milgard Windows and Doors. You should have a bachelor’s degree with two to four years of relevant work experience. Along with three years’ experience with multi-state payroll administration, California experience preferred. In this role, you will support the overall Human Resources function and Milgard through payroll preparation, processing, reporting, compliance, and administration. The salary for this role is dependent on experience. Milgard Windows & Doors is the leading manufacturer of windows and doors in the Western United States with operations in Washington, Oregon, and California. Milgard was recently acquired by MI Windows, which creates additional opportunities for growth and synergies between these two industry leaders.

Sr. Payroll Specialist job responsibilities include:

  • Work with cross-functional teams who impact the payroll process through collaboration and support the drive for improvement through business process reviews or technical solutions. Your foundation in payroll concepts, HR, HR systems, time, and attendance administration, pay calculations, excel, data analysis, and metrics gathering are key to the successful execution of this role.

  • Support the overall Human Resources function and Milgard through payroll preparation, processing, reporting, compliance, administration. This role will be in the Corporate HR team, reporting to the Payroll Manager, and will partner with HRBPs, HR Reps, and Payroll Clerks in locations.

  • Promote a positive, inclusive, learning and supportive work environment

  • Assures the accuracy and integrity of all payroll data documentation, including policies and procedures. Ensure compliance with wage and hour and regulatory reporting requirements.

  • Prepare, audit, and process bi-weekly payrolls by established deadlines

  • Assist with year-end payroll processing/reporting.

  • Familiarity with the processing of wage garnishments, tax levies, and child support orders

  • Process forms of electronic data via the HRIS for human resources functional areas, advise Manager of significant errors or inconsistencies

  • Answer routine inquiries involving the collection, verification, and/or dissemination of human resources information on various topics such as records, wages, and policies and procedures

  • Manage HR team member security

  • Assists with the administration of the collection of premiums and record-keeping for team members with in-active employment status and on unpaid leaves

  • Assist Milgard and MI Windows in completing benefits reporting requirements

  • Monitor daily benefits enrollments/changes for accuracy

  • Integration with Finance and HR for ad hoc reporting and problem-solving

  • Communicates with Payroll Manager as necessary to resolve escalated payroll and benefit Issues

  • Responds to inquiries regarding payroll practices, procedures, programs, benefits, etc.

  • Assists in the development and presentation of payroll training to the HR team

  • Partners with HRBPs to ensure compliance with federal, state and company standards

  • Maintains current knowledge of industry trends and practices regarding payroll compliance, reporting, filing, taxation, etc.

  • Identify new opportunities or gaps in current processes/practices and work with others to implement improvements

  • General administrative duties as assigned



  • Bilingual talent with proficiency in Spanish and English is preferred

  • High attention to detail with strong organizational skills

  • Bachelor's Degree with two to four years of relevant work experience

  • Three years’ experience with multi-state payroll administration, California experience preference

  • Comprehensive understanding of federal wage and hour laws and payroll practices

  • Experience working with an integrated payroll or human resources management system software application is required, Paylocity experience preferred

  • Experience with payroll processing audits

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

  • Knowledge of time and attendance systems preferred.

  • Familiarity with Human Resources procedures and record-keeping practices are preferred

  • Ability to manage multiple work streams with competing priorities

  • Ability to successfully meet deadlines while planning/managing your workload

  • Team player with experience working in a collaborative work environment

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Milgard is growing with a track record of strong financial performance, which creates opportunities for team members. A great opportunity to learn our business and show what you can do to build a great team and organization. We have a robust total reward offering including:

  • Performance Bonus Incentive – your efforts are rewarded!

  • Vacation and Sick pay

  • Medical/Dental/Vision – Milgard picks up the majority cost of these important benefits!

  • 401k Savings Plan

  • Tuition assistance – continue your education; we will help!

  • Career growth opportunities – take on more responsibility and grow!

If you are interested in this Sr. Payroll Specialist job in Tacoma, WA please apply now. To learn more about Milgard’s products, services, and culture visit our website at We have built our success on our foundational philosophy of Respect, Service, and Excellence. Milgard Windows & Doors is a great place to grow your career as we continue to build an even greater organization!



Milgard Manufacturing is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities