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Payroll Time and Attendance Specialist Job

DATE: Jun 12, 2019

LOCATION: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Finance
Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Relocation Offered: No 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 5%


Do you want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that make a difference in the lives of people where they work, play, learn, heal and live. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!


Our Finance team is currently seeking a Payroll Specialist at our headquarters in Lancaster, Pa.  As Payroll Specialist, you will mainly be responsible for the timely and accurate processing of monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting as related to Payroll processing, such as monthly premium processing and vacation rate reporting. As Payroll Specialist, you will also serve as the eTime System Administrator and function as the conduit between the manufacturing facilities users, IT, and ADP.


Responsibilities of the Payroll Specialist:

  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of employees' pay
  • Employ knowledge of federal and state (wage and hour) labor laws
  • Communicate with plants about Time and Attendance related issues
  • Enter accurate pay rules into time and attendance systems
  • Create, maintain, and communicate training materials for Time and Attendance
  • Communicates monthly progress to management on any open pay rule changes, issues, and resolutions
  • Identify areas of process improvement related to payroll processing and time and attendance
  • Assume responsibility for reconciliation of payroll for assigned facilities
  • Follow company procedures and checklist for reconciliation process
  • Perform Acceptance Testing, including documented testing plans for newly released functionality and change within the Time and Attendance Systems.
  • Serve as primary contact to answer Time and Attendance-related questions
  • Assist with documenting Time and Attendance and reconciliation-related metrics
  • Validate, process, and report payroll information for all frequencies of payroll processing
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting
  • Assist Payroll Manager with special projects related to mergers & acquisitions, plant requests, vendor changes, year-end requests, and testing of any system-related changes
  • Serve as backup to Payroll Manager in the event Payroll Manager is unavailable


Required Qualifications and Education of the Payroll Specialist:

  • GED or High School Diploma 
  • 2+ years of payroll experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office & Lotus Notes.
  • Experience using Kronos and eTime systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Payroll
  • Advanced knowledge of Payroll is required for level III, CPP is required


Preferred Qualifications of the Payroll Specialist:

  • Associates or Bachelor's degree in HR or Business a plus.
  • CPP is desired for level III
  • Experience with SAP and ESS


Why Armstrong World Industries?


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces. We built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we’re here to serve – our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs
  • 401k Match


About the Location (Lancaster, PA):

Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, world class shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.



Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans



Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to AWI via mail, email or in any form and/or method, including to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee.

Nearest Major Market: Lancaster

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