• Full Time
  • Appleton, WI
  • This position has been filled
  • Salary: Based on experience, contact us for details
Job ID: 140775


Are you a Direct Hire – Payroll Specialist who has strong prioritizing and decision making skills? Are you a Direct Hire – Payroll Specialist who is looking for an opportunity with a company that offers great benefits?

Our client has been serving the Fox Valley area and consumers around the globe for over 100 years. Our client is a well-known manufacturing company that currently provides employment for over 1300 families in our community.


As a Payroll Specialist, you will process bi-weekly payroll for all salaried and hourly employees.

  • Create and distribute internal financial reports, and send data feeds to third party vendors
  • Reconcile and prepare funding requests for 401(k) and HSA accounts following each payroll
  • Support the human resources information system
  • Provide management with analysis to improve processes by reducing complexity and cost
  • Process special payrolls
  • Participate in identified projects, new payroll or time entry system migration or integration
  • Administer wage garnishments, attachments, levies, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with child support agencies, internal revenue and district courts
  • Verify integrity of employee data by conducting frequent audits
  • Create/distribute W2′ and perform entry of W2 adjustments
  • Coordinate with bank to transfer completed payroll files
  • Process daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Maintain departmental and plant seniority lists to track people movements, wage and schedule changes
  • Monitor and maintain attendance and vacation records.
  • Assist with audits and 401(k) administration


  • 3+ years of experience in a complex payroll environment is highly preferred
  • Would consider a bachelor’s degree with one year of experience working in a manufacturing setting
  • Knowledge of wage and hour laws
  • Fundamental of Payroll Certification (FPC) or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) is preferred
  • Experience doing payroll in a manufacturing environment is highly preferred
  • Union payroll experience is preferred
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Excel skills
  • Experience with Workday and Kronos Payroll software and Electronic Time Tracking software is preferred
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong prioritizing skills to adhere to strict timelines/deadlines
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong decision making skills
  • Superior communication skills
  • Ability to work well independently


  • Flexibility
  • Work/life balance
  • Wellness center
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • 401(k)


Hours: Full-time hours between 6:00am – 5:00pm

Length: Direct Hire

Pay for the Payroll Specialist position: Based on experience, contact us for details

Location: Appleton, WI

Job ID: 140775

Job descriptions may not include every responsibility or qualification of the position.

Cadre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.