Payroll and Benefits Specialist

San Francisco, CA | Temporary

Job ID: 22567 Position Type: Payroll Pay Rate: Up to $28.00

Law firm seeks a Payroll & Benefits Specialist for a 3 month temporary assignment.  Specialist will provide payroll, benefits, and administrative support to the Accounting Manager. Responsibilities include auditing employee timesheets and data entry reports; reviewing and processing semi-monthly payroll; processing manual checks; updating and maintaining payroll,  HR, and personnel files, spreadsheets and databases.  Candidate will follow up with managers and employees regarding discrepancies on payroll, timesheets, or employee information; process garnishment requests and employment verifications; manage onboarding and employee payroll setup; and prepare and submit related payroll and benefit general ledger journal entries in support of month-end closing.  The Payroll and Benefits Specialist will also maintain PTO balances; assist with various special projects; manage benefits eligibility data (enrollment, deductions and process contributions for company health benefits and other related plans); and set up open enrollment and benefits changes in ADP in preparation for open enrollment. 


Qualified candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills; ADP experience and college coursework is preferred.  Strong communication and organizational skills are essential.  The Payroll Specialist must be highly organized, detail oriented, and able to multi-task while maintaining a high quality work product.

Kent Daniels and Associates is a legal staffing service specializing in the placement of temporary, temp-to-hire and full-time regular employees in law firms and corporate legal departments in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and nationwide. We staff all positions in law firms and all three shifts - day, swing and graveyard. Kent Daniels was established in 1986, giving us 32 years of experience finding candidates legal jobs in law firms in the LA area.

Applicants will be considered in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local requirements as applicable.

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