Strategic Financial Solutions

Payroll/Benefits Specialist

US-NY-New York
Human Resources
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Strategic Financial Solutions is a leading financial services company that provides comprehensive debt relief solutions for people in difficult financial situations.  Through its personalized, tailored approach and proprietary credit card modification program, Strategic Financial Solutions has successfully  resolved more than $750 million in debt for over 100,000 clients.  In 2015 and 2016 Strategic Financial Solutions was named to Crain’s New York Business Fast 50 Companies list and most recently was ranked 21st in the Best Companies to Work For New York State program.   In addition, The company was recognized as an Inc. 500 company in 2016 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States.  Strategic has grown by almost 400% since 2012 and recently moved into its state-of-the-art headquarters in Midtown Manhattan to accommodate its 500 member team.  The company celebrates its 10th anniversary in June, 2017. 


Strategic Financial Solutions is a rapidly growing financial services firm looking for a Payroll & Benefit Specialist to support operations and administrative functions of payroll and benefit administration.  This role will be reporting to our HRBP and will be responsible for processing payroll, administering all HRIS employees’ changes, and overseeing the employee benefit administration.  We are looking for a dynamic, self-starter, who enjoys working both independently and as a team.  


  • Participate in the accurate and timely compilation, preparation, and processing of a semi-monthly payroll in accordance with state and federal regulations and company policies and procedures for exempt, non-exempt, and commission based employees.
  • Perform payroll processing quality assurance reviews prior to processing, including reviewing batch records for ad-hoc bonus payouts.
  • Provide guidance, training, and support to all employees, including new hires, on time card management, provide additional training to managers on time card approvals.
  • Audit payroll and benefit records relating to personnel changes, and communicate changes to employees and benefit brokers.
  • Maintain integrity and accuracy of personnel database, including data entry into the HRIS system.
  • Processes garnishment/child support/liens set up and processing and communicate updates necessary to the employee.
  • Provide semi-monthly/monthly reports to finance and sales team as needed.
  • Assists employees regarding benefits claim issues and plan changes, and new hire enrollments.
  • Coordinate open enrollment sessions with benefit broker team, assist in education to the employees about the benefit options that are available.
  • Processes and administers all leave-of-absence requests and disability paperwork: medical, personal, disability and FMLA.


  • Associates degree in Human Resources or related field, at a minimum. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or Human Resources is preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience with HRIS systems and processing payroll.
  • Understanding and proven track record of applying payroll processes, timekeeping, garnishments, commission payments, and benefit administration
  • Ability to create relationships and liaise with both internal and external customers for benefit and payroll administration
  • ADP Workforce Now experience is preferred


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