Payroll Administrator - Ziff Davis

Human Resources New York, New York


Position at Ziff Davis

You are a motivated self-starter interested in furthering your career within the Human Resources field. You possess an interest in payroll and benefits, and the curiosity to expand your HR knowledge. The Payroll Specialist role is designed to grow within our evolving HR department and will gain exposure to multiple HR disciplines. Our team currently processes payroll and benefits for 750+ employees across 8 subsidiaries in the US and Canada. This role will report to the Payroll & Benefits Manager.



  • Lead day-to-day operations within the Payroll team with compiling and entering payroll data, and reconcile errors to maintain accurate and complete payroll records using the ADP payroll system.
  • Work with the Payroll team to review wages computed and correct errors to ensure accuracy of payroll.
  • Prepare reports of semi-monthly payroll earnings, taxes, and deductions for both the HR and Finance departments.
  • Educate and assist hourly & salaried-nonexempt employees with ADP Workforce time keeping software.
  • Process & coordinate leave of absence across multiple states (including keeping proper and timely documentation) for all employees from the commencement of a leave of absence through the return-to-work for each employee.
  • Provide counseling to employees and their managers on policies and procedures related to leaves of absence, advising employees on leave eligibility and managers on status of approved leaves.
  • Monitor payroll deductions related to leaves and work with the payroll team to resolve any leave-pay issues.
  • Provide implementation leadership and develop testing specifications for all software upgrades/implementations
  • Perform other duties within the Human Resources department as assigned.


Experience and Skills:

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in Payroll and/or Benefits/Leave Administration required. Multi-state processing required
  • Minimum of FPC Certification required, CPP Certification preferred
  • Prior knowledge and understanding of ADP Workforce Now greatly preferred – including but not limited to HR, Payroll, Time & Attendance and Benefits
  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR, Business Management or a related field preferred
  • Prior experience in a media or entertainment environment preferred
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and sound judgement, in addition to high level attention to detail, analyzing information, thoroughness, general math and reporting skills and organization is a must.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office; advanced Excel skills a plus
  • Commitment to offering superb customer service and verbal & written communication skills
  • Your mind is a trap from which nothing escapes
  • Comfortable working in a complex and rapidly changing work environment
  • You’re a multi-tasking ninja and can seamlessly transition back and forth between tasks while maintaining a positive attitude and accuracy
  • Considers the big picture when analyzing data and information to determine impact across the organization