HR & Payroll Specialist

Plymouth Meeting, PA

Posted: 07/10/2024 Industry: Human Resources Pay Rate: $56,000

Job Description

We are hiring an HR and Payroll Specialist for a family owned services business headquartered in Montgomery County! This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing firm with a positive and close knit culture and a great team to work with. This is an on premise role, full time, Monday-Friday with a traditional day shift schedule. Looking for a team player with an industrious and friendly demeanor. Candidates should have at least 3 years’ experience in processing payroll internally. Experience with Paychex strongly preferred.

The HR and Payroll Specialist will be responsible for managing and executing payroll processes, maintaining employee records, and providing comprehensive HR support. This role requires a strong understanding of payroll systems, labor laws, and HR best practices. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, proactive, and able to handle sensitive information with the utmost confidentiality.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Payroll Administration:
  • Process and manage bi-weekly/monthly payroll for all employees accurately and on time.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local payroll laws and regulations.
  • Maintain payroll records and reports, and handle employee payroll inquiries.
  • Manage benefits deductions, garnishments, and other payroll-related deductions.
  • Reconcile payroll accounts and prepare payroll-related financial reports.

HR Administration:

  • Maintain and update employee records in the HRIS system.
  • Assist in the recruitment process, including posting job ads, screening resumes, and coordinating interviews.
  • Manage new hire onboarding, including preparing offer letters, conducting background checks, and facilitating orientation sessions.
  • Support performance management processes, including performance reviews and employee development plans.
  • Administer employee benefits programs and assist employees with benefits-related questions.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures, as well as all applicable labor laws.

Employee Relations:

  • Address employee inquiries and provide guidance on HR policies and procedures.
  • Assist in resolving employee relations issues and conflicts.
  • Promote a positive and inclusive work environment and support employee engagement initiatives.

HR Reporting and Analytics:

  • Generate and analyze HR and payroll reports to support decision-making and strategic planning.
  • Monitor key HR metrics and provide insights to management.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in HR and payroll administration.
  • Proficiency in payroll software and HRIS systems (e.g., ADP, Paychex, Workday).
  • Strong knowledge of payroll laws and regulations.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.

Meet Your Recruiter

Suzy Carney
Client Relations, Operations & Marketing

I began my career at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and soon after became the executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Venture Group (GPVG).  During my 11-year tenure there, I networked with the brightest minds and most ambitious entrepreneurs working toward the same goal — making Greater Philadelphia a hub for private equity and entrepreneurial activity to spur job growth and economic development. After the GPVG, I became the national marketing director at CBIZ MHM, LLC, a national professional services company. I focused on the national data intelligence platform which included managing the analysis of internal and external metrics through market research and industry risk assessment to identify untapped revenue opportunities as well as analyze office trends. In 2014, I joined my family in the business of making a difference in people’s lives. I was honored with two special awards in my career — the King’s College Leo Award for Outstanding Achievement in Profession and the Early Stage East, Raymond Rafferty Memorial Award.

Where did you grow up? Born in Jersey, raised in North Wales, PA

Where do you live Now? Conshohocken, PA

First job: Babysitter! I even designed business cards and handed them out to my neighbors. Entrepreneurial even as a pre-teen!

Where did you go to college? King’s College, PA. Second generation Carney to attend. I was the co-chair of the recent annual dinner that raises money for the Presidential Hope Fund which supports current King’s students in need.

If you are relaxing with a cocktail after a long day, what are you enjoying? In the winter, it’s a glass of Tempranillo. In the summer, you’ll find me with a BLL (Bud Light Lime: #PhillyPhilly)

Favorite sports team and why: As a young professional, I met Allen Iverson, Pat Croce and Scott Williams at the 1997 Chamber of Commerce Sixers tip-off luncheon. Been a fan ever since. Of course, I am also a diehard Birds Fan. #PhillySpecial

What do you like to do in your spare time? Getting out on the Schuylkill River Trail for a run or long walk.  Laundry; I love doing laundry.   

Favorite Quote: Don’t get caught watching the paint dry. Hoosiers is my fav. 

Favorite Books: Sarah’s Key. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. I enjoy watching documentaries and learning about history. As the granddaughter of a WWI Army Veteran, understanding the history of our country and what we fight for has become a passion of mine.

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