Payroll & Benefits Specialist


SHR Talent is currently seeking a Payroll & Benefits Specialist on behalf of a well-established client in Clarksville, TN! This is a full-time position working onsite in the Clarksville, TN office. The individual in this role will provide support to the HR Manager.

Essential Job Functions

• Provide new team members with an explanation of benefits and instruct them on enrollment and fulfillment procedures.
• Responsible for entering leave requests into payroll system for paid and unpaid time off such as: Vacation, Holidays, Bereavement, Jury Duty, FMLA, Military Leave, Leave of Absence, etc.
• Responsible for maintaining set up and payment of garnishments, child support, tax levies and bankruptcies.
• Administer new hire enrollments and supports annual open enrollment including system maintenance and post-data processing. Maintains benefit records and continuously improves the recordkeeping systems. Ensures benefits changes are entered appropriately in the payroll system for payroll deduction.
• Assists employees with health, dental, life and other related benefit claims.
• Provides backup to the payroll department which includes updating payroll information as it related to pay raises, job changes, department and shift changes, PAP rates and terminations.
• Assists in the set up and payment of garnishments, child support, tax levies, and bankruptcies.
• Monitor effectiveness of programs and make recommendations for changes, model cost impact and present recommendations. Research best practices through surveys and other information sources.
• Ensure compliance with all compensation, benefits and regulations including FLSA, ACA, FMLA, ADA, EEOC, ERISA, HIPAA.
• Develop and implement appropriate audits for benefit related processes to ensure accurate and efficient processing.
• Administers various employee benefits programs, such as group health, flexible spending accounts, dental and vision, accident and disability, life insurance, 401(k), and wellness benefits.
• Administers COBRA through a third-party administrator.
• Supports the data collection for external (government) and internal reporting compliance inclusive of Café 125, and Benefits 5500 Filings.


• Bachelor’s in Human Resources or Certification in Human Resources or equivalent experience
• Minimum 1-3 years experience in administration of Benefits including healthcare and FSA
• Minimum 1-3 years experience with administration of state-specific paid leaves and FMLA.
• Working knowledge of HR laws and regulations, including ADA and accommodations.
• Familiarity with laws and regulations regarding Human Resources administration.
• Proficient in MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
• Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
• Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
• Good written and verbal communication skills.
• Multitasker, versatile, flexible, and willing to work with changing priorities.
• Ability to effectively communicate with people from various backgrounds.

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