Payroll and Benefits Specialist


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Located in Meriden, CT

Salary: $60,000-$70,000/annual

Payroll and Benefits Specialist

  • Full Time, Monday – Friday, 9am-5:30pm
  • Compensation: $60,000-$70,000/annual


Health & Dental, Vision, Life, Critical Illness, Short-Term and Long Term Disability.; Wellness Incentive Program, Employee Assistance Program: 401K matching program; Flextime, summer hours, paid vacation, personal time off, and a paid day off dedicated to Diversity and Inclusion; Causal and fun environment; Lively social calendar; Generous employee discount on all our cool gear; On-going learning opportunities


  • Work closely with HR, Accounting and HRIS.
  • Process payroll biweekly.
  • Process wage garnishments.
  • Support department with new state payroll tax setup. 
  • Track and validate employee vacation and personal time.
  • Run and analyze various reports in Excel. 
  • Assist with year-end preparation, such as W2 and 1095-C forms, as well as various compliance reporting.
  • Conduct regular audits of payroll documents.
  • Process Canadian payroll on an as needed basis.
  • Responsible for the administration of all benefits and retirement programs, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, voluntary short- and long-term disability, and 401(k) plan.
  • Verifies and processes qualifying event changes as well as COBRA administration. 
  • Monthly reconciling of group insurance invoices 
  • Provide support during annual Open Enrollment 
  • Resolve password resets and answer employee inquiries regarding time off requests utilizing the HRIS. 
  • Support Accounting with required reporting. 
  • Support the team in any other administrative duties related to payroll, benefits, and human resources.


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as payroll specialist.
  • Bachelors in business administration, human resources, or relevant field
  • Good understanding of year-end reporting.
  • Basic knowledge and experience with benefit administration.
  • Strong multi-state payroll processing experience is a requirement. (CT, CA, NY)  
  • Experience with HRIS (Ceridian Dayforce is preferred, but not required)
  • Experience with wage attachments and garnishments.
  • Understanding of data recording and analysis.
  • Invoice reconciliation.
  • Outstanding organizational ability with great attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
If qualified and interested in this position, contact Recruiter Damaris Diaz- call 203-213-6925 or email

Express Office: Meriden
1501 East Main Street
Suite 102
Meriden, CT 06450
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