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Payroll Specialist

333 W State St, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA Req #5950
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Payroll Specialist

Gannett is looking for a High Volume Payroll Specialist in Milwaukee, WI. Gannett is a media and marketing solutions company with a diverse portfolio of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing companies. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow within a multi-billion-dollar organization.


  • Responsible for processing payroll for 1,000-1,500 Gannett employees (mix of hourly, salary, multi-state employees)
  • Maintain accurate payroll records including day-to-day adjustments, gross to net calculations, and preparing manual checks using Dayforce HCM. Assist in balancing, auditing & reconciling payrolls
  • Manage workflow to ensure all timecards and payroll transactions are processed timely and accurately

  • Assist in payroll processing requiring knowledge of standard practices used in the preparation, distribution, and maintenance of payroll and payroll records

  • Research payroll matters and effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with employees and other departments

  • Assist in resolving issues associated with ACH reversals, stop payments, refunds, voids, and adjustments. Ensure proper documentation to the expedite reconciliation process.

  • Assist in quarterly & year-end preparation, W2 processing, including moving expenses & taxable benefit/wage processing

  • Demonstrate and maintain a positive customer service focus to both internal and external customers

  • Maintain confidentiality relating to source documents, data and reports


  • 3-5 years of payroll processing experience 
  • Union Experience is a PLUS 
  • FPC or CPP designation preferred

  • Ceridian Dayforce Experience is a plus

  • Strong time management, problem solving and decision-making abilities

  • Proficient Microsoft Excel skills

  • Excellent attention to detail and data-entry accuracy required

  • Understanding of U.S. payroll and tax processes

  • Ability to work in a high volume, fast-paced atmosphere


Other details

  • Job Family Payroll
  • Job Function Finance/Accounting
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 333 W State St, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA