Smithfield Foods

  • Corporate Payroll Specialist

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    FLSA Status
    Corporate - Day Shift
    IndSPR-Accounting Finance
  • Overview

    The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job.  Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.


    The Corporate Payroll Specialist is responsible for supporting in-house payroll processing (i.e. no outsourced functions) centralized at our corporate office. Position reports to Payroll Manager and works closely with corporate and field team members.





    Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

    • Assists in processing payroll cycles for multiple states and local tax jurisdictions, following weekly and biweekly pay schedules.
    • Audits timecard records for compliance following set Sarbanes Oxley controls.
    • Analyzes and calculates weekly paychecks.
    • Upholds contract requirements, federal, state, and local regulations, and departmental Service Level Agreement.
    • Interprets, responds to, and processes garnishment orders in compliance with Federal, State and Local Agency wage assignments.
    • Reviews data entry of Form W4, Direct Deposit, and maintain files.
    • Request and distribute third-party payments and support that result from payroll deductions.
    • Balances and transmits electronic payroll files.
    • Problem solve, support field staff, and provide superior employee service.
    • Prints and distributes paychecks and paystubs.
    • Works closely with Payroll Department team members in ensuring all payroll duties are completed accurately and in a timely manner.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 2+ years of relevant experience; required.
    • Bachelor's Degree, preferred.
    • SAP HCM, Kronos, Workforce Software or in-house payroll processing experience, preferred.
    • Moderate skill-set in using Microsoft Office (especially Outlook and Excel), required.
    • Strong accounting, math and analytical skills.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

    EEO/AA Information

    Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


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