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Payroll and Benefits Specialist

Company: Casa Pacifica
Location: Camarillo
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Under the guidance of the Sr. Compensation and Benefits Manager, the Payroll & Benefits Specialist supports the activities relating to the company payroll, benefits, and Workers Compensation.The Payroll & Benefits Specialist follows internal processes and is considered the benefits expert, having overall responsibility and management of leave of absence tracking, worker's compensation claims handling and new employee benefit orientation.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (illustrated by typical activities):PayrollProcess payroll for hourly, salaried and temporary employees; including reviewing timesheets for completion accuracy.Responds to unemployment claims in a timely manner.Produces scheduled and as needed reports pertaining to payroll ad HR requirementsAdministration of employee benefit programs, including health and welfare plans, 401(k) and worker's compensation claims.Processes bi-weekly updates between HR/Benefit system and 401(k) provider (Fidelity).In depth knowledge of leave of absence administration.BenefitsAdminister all employee benefit programs including enrollments and terminations.Coordinates and conducts the new employee benefits orientations to ensure employees gain an understanding of benefit plan options and enrollment provisions.Supports annual open enrollment period. This includes preparation (or revision) and distribution of materials, conducting meetings with Sr. Compensation and Benefits Manager to communicate changes to employees, arranging for on-site representation by providers, and processing changes within deadlines.Plans, conducts and reports results of audits to ensure all enrollments are accurate and that dependent information is correct for each employee and works closely with accounting for quarterly and year end audits (payroll, Workers Comp, 401k, etc.).Addresses benefit inquiries to ensure timely and accurate resolutions. Maintains contact with employees and beneficiaries to facilitate proper and complete utilization of benefits for all employees.Administers online COBRA enrollments/changes and responds to and manages unemployment claims and workers compensation cases.Maintains confidential employee records.Please note: this position will not be offered as a remote work styleEDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:2+ years' work experience should include knowledge of basic human resources, payroll practices, benefits administration, and compliance or other related experience.Bachelor's degree preferred, or equivalent experience.Strong understanding of Human Resources processes and terminology, payroll and benefit processes and procedures, including eligibility and enrollment rules and benefit procedures.Bilingual a plus.OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Must have a solid understanding and knowledge of state and federal employment and benefit laws.Must have a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.Good public speaking and presentation skills.Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and with staff at all levels.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Ability to work in a team environment.Ability to pay attention to details and be organized.Ability to project a professional image over the phone and in person.Commitment to "internal client" and customer service principles.Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced non-profit environment.Willingness to take initiative and follow through on projects and communicate when help is needed.Spelling, grammar, proofreading and editing skills.Strong organizational skills and attention to details.Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines with a sense of urgency.Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret summary plan documents.Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.Reasoning Ability: Ability to define and solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.Technical skills: Advanced knowledge in Microsoft applications including excel required. Previous experience with HRIS/Benefits system required (Paycom hands-on experience is a plus).COMPETENCIES:Analytical and Critical ThinkingCommunicationEthics and IntegrityInitiative and ProductivityJudgement and Problem SolvingTeamwork and RelationshipsCasa Pacifica Offers:Competitive WagesComprehensive Benefits package, including 401k with up to 5% fully vested employer matching contributions made after first year of serviceMedical, Dental & Vision Insurance optionsFlexible Spending and Dependent care programsExcellent Training opportunitiesEducation/Tuition Assistance programsDiscount Gym and Wellness optionsGroup Discount Pet InsuranceAflac Critical Illness, Accidental & Dental supplemental plan optionsEmployee Assistance ProgramFree Confidential Crisis Line 24/7 (365 days a year)4 face-to-face or telephonic sessions per issue, i.e.,Stress, Anxiety, DepressionLife transitionsGrief and LossDivorceConflict ResolutionSubstance AbuseWork-Life CounselingFree Legal and Financial ConsultationsIdentity Theft Recovery ServicesCasa Pacifica restores hope, enhances resilience, and strengthens community connections for children, young adults, and families.We are a diverse and inclusive team providing excellent services to all our communities. Our team members are empowered to share their identities, ideas, and perspectives. A culture built on diversity, equity and inclusivity is essential to creating a safe and healing environment at Casa Pacifica.Casa Pacifica is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer; all applicants will be given full consideration under state, local, and federal law.

Keywords: Casa Pacifica, Camarillo , Payroll and Benefits Specialist, Human Resources , Camarillo, California

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