Assistant Payroll Specialist

Lee Enterprises Inc   Davenport, IA   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on July 5, 2024
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Lee Enterprises is looking for a part-time (25 hours per week) Assistant Payroll Specialist to assist with weekly payroll activities including review and distribution of mail and processing employee garnishments and levies. Provide back-up for payroll processors including time sheet verification, personnel action and pay adjustment processing. Prepare payroll-related reports and respond to management and employee inquiries as necessary.

Essential functions
  • Review and distribute payroll and human resources mail to correct recipients.
  • Review and resolve issues with time sheets prior to weekly payroll processing.
  • Process personnel action changes, such as salary changes, position transfers, and terminations, to maintain and update payroll records.
  • Accurately process new employee forms and updates to employee information in the payroll system.
  • Verify attendance, hours worked, and pay adjustments, and post information onto designated records.
  • Record adjustments to pay related to previous errors or retroactive increases.
  • Assist with processing and distribution of employee paychecks and statements of earnings and deductions.
  • Provide information and training to employees and managers on payroll and timekeeping matters.
  • Coordinate special programs, such as United Way campaigns, that involve payroll deductions.
  • Keep informed about changes in tax and deduction laws that apply to the payroll process.
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to function in a distributed workforce environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
Required education and experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least one year related office experience
Preferred education and experience
  • Associates or bachelor's degree
  • Ceridian Dayforce payroll or Ceridian Tax Services
  • Payroll or accounting knowledge
  • FPC or CPP designation
Additional eligibility requirements
  • Math/accounting aptitude
  • Ability to read and write English fluently.
Physical demands
  • The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Ability to sit 75 - 80 % of time
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs
Travel required? No

Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities. We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents.

Lee Enterprises is a major subscription and advertising platform and a leading provider of local news and information, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 73 markets in 26 states.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. Lee embraces change, and we recognize that we must create and maintain a culture of fervent inclusion. For more information about Lee, check us out at

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply.