Payroll Specialist

  • Meridian Services
  • Golden Valley, MN, USA
  • Feb 08, 2019
Full time Accounting Entry Level Finance

Job Description

Payroll Specialist  ORION ASSOCIATES has spent more than 25 years serving people with intellectual disabilities, mental health issues, the elderly and their families. Our mission is for the people we serve to be able to realize their dreams, and we do that by providing services of the finest quality. Creativity, innovation and expertise are highly-valued among our team. We hold ourselves to the highest ethics, maintain excellent standards and always strive to do our best. Above all, we work to uphold a tradition of exceptional service and care for others. Overview: This entry-level position will serve as a Payroll Specialist and will be responsible for the timely processing of payroll. The Payroll Specialist position reports to the Payroll Director, who reports to the Payroll Administrator. Working in a team dynamic is a crucial component of the position. Must be able to work cohesively across multiple departments and assist customer’s daily needs. Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to): 

  • Process of new hire paperwork: verification and entry into the payroll system to insure all changes to employee records are applied.
  • Execute a bi-weekly or semi-monthly payroll, including timesheet calculations, timesheet data entry, and processing of the actual payroll and manual check runs.
  • Apply excellent customer service standards in accordance with company policies.
  • Process child support, garnishment and tax levy orders and payments.
  • Ensure proper insurance and benefit deductions are withheld from employee payroll checks.
  • Maintains employee paid time off plan
  • Ensure all payroll timesheets and related documents are stored properly within the electronic data storage system.
  • Communicate and work cohesively across multiple departments and have excellent time management and organization skills.


  • Must be able to read, write, and speak in a clear and effective manner.
  • 1-3 years of experience in related position.
  • A plus if candidate is FPC or CPP certified by the American Payroll Association.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with staff, consumers, family members, visitors, State and County representatives, other professionals in the field, and the general public while maintaining the highest customer service standards.
  • Ability to plan, organize, develop and implement department missions, goals, and objectives.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and transportation to and from work.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Location: 9400 Golden Valley Rd. Golden Valley, MN 55427 

Schedule: The typical hours are daytime Monday-Friday.  

Benefits: Meridian Services provides a competitive benefits and compensation package for our employees. Our comprehensive benefits package may include:

  • Medical Benefits
  • Dental Benefits
  • Life Insurance
  • 401 (k)
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Direct Deposit
  • Flexible Spending
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Supplemental Benefits

 If interested, please submit an application and resume at 

**Meridian Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer**