Payroll Specialist

Accounting/Finance Des Plaines, Illinois


Payroll Specialist

Brief Description:

Are you passionate about Payroll? Are you looking for an opportunity to make an impact in a global company? We need people like you to help us hire the best in the business and we're excited to have you join us in this significant role to ensure we continue to build a diverse and engaged workforce! Come be part of something special at CJ Logistics America!

Position Overview

The Payroll Specialist is responsible for the administration of payroll functions in the Corporate Payroll Department. This includes verifying time entry, garnishment processing and processing additional payroll information in a timely manner. This position will also be responsible for any auditing and maintenance to ensure payroll accuracy.

CJ Logistics loves collaboration and a team environment.  Therefore, this role is located at our Corporate Office in Des Plaines, IL and has a hybrid work arrangement (3 days on site and 2 days remote).  Candidates must live within a commutable distance to the corporate office.    

Position Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the payroll process for multiple pay groups in the UKG system (Ultimate Kronos Group)
  • Input payroll adjustments in the HRIS module and the Time Clock module (UTA) These would include time card adjustments, salary allocations, vacation payout calculations for terminations, pending pay items, etc.
  • Monitor error messages from our Blue Yonder / Red Prairie data integration into UTA, investigate the cause of the errors, and initiate the re-import of the corrected data
  • Support requests sent to the Payroll Mailbox for ‘rush’ checks, time clock corrections, and other questions and inquiries regarding taxes and employee payments
  • Assist with requests from the Finance Group or Field Finance Group for GL related data
  • Review system audit reports and work to correct any incorrect findings
  • Participate in payroll team meetings to deepen payroll knowledge
  • Professionally manage communications with employees from the point of initial communication through resolution
  • Support requests for information related to the data in the GL files
  • Assist in coordinating payroll data requests for work comp audits, legal team requests, tax agency changes, or other similar projects
  • Performs other duties as assigned, duties, responsibilities and activities may change over the course of time with or without notice

Job Qualifications

  • 3+ years’ experience working with an enterprise HR / Payroll System: Ultimate Payroll (UKG) experience preferred
  • Strong attention to detail – achieves thoroughness and accuracy through a focus on all areas assigned
  • Knowledge and understanding of HRIS and Payroll functional areas
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer experience a must
  • Excel spreadsheet knowledge a must
  • Knowledge and understanding of HRIS and Payroll functional areas
  • Able to handle multiple tasks at once
  • Able to work overtime when needed

Pay, Benefits and More:
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), Life insurance, tuition assistance, PTO and MORE!
  • Growing company with a performance record that continues to climb!
  • Opportunity to drive significant changes in Talent Acquisition with an ability to make an impact across the organization
  • Open-door work environment
  • High Performance culture with a focus on a growth mindset where continuous improvement is embraced
  • Opportunities for advancement!

CJ Logistics America About Statement:

CJ Logistics America delivers integrated and multimodal logistics services, connecting every corner of the world via air, sea and land. As a lead logistics partner (LLP), third-party logistics provider (3PL) and supply chain consultant, we help customers leverage supply chain management as a competitive advantage, reducing total system costs, transforming business processes, improving service and facilitating growth and change. With a focus on social responsibility and sustainability through growth with customers and communities, we prioritize the wellbeing of the end consumer, our customers and our employees. CJ Logistics America is responsible for the North America region, specializing in solutions for regulated industries such as food and beverage, consumer-packaged goods, healthcare and medical supplies, and tire and automotive.

CJ Logistics America is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We prohibit discrimination and or/harassment of any type, including but not limited to discrimination and or harassment based upon race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy or relation medical conditions, childbirth, breastfeeding, parental status, veteran and/or military statue, disability (physical or mental) medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, political affiliation, domestic violence survivor status, marital status, or other characteristics prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Additionally, CJ Logistics America participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.