Olympia Federal Savings Payroll & Benefits Administrator in Olympia, Washington

Olympia Federal Savings employees love the places we work and the communities we serve. In addition to a generous benefit package and opportunities for career growth, Oly Fed employees are able to boast about working for an Association with a positive reputation and a proven commitment to our communities. We have been voted as one of the top 15 of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Seattle Business Magazine in 2018! The Payroll & Benefits Administrator is responsible for the Association's Human Resources functions of payroll, benefits, leave administration, and regulatory compliance. Provide a superior level of internal customer service and maintain a high degree of confidentiality and business ethics. In addition, as part of the HR team this position will contribute to the successful execution of department objectives such as employment, performance management and evaluations, employee engagement, and various other projects. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Promote Human Resources and Association initiatives, policies and programs in an outgoing and enthusiastic manner. Maintain the HRIS and time tracking system while ensuring accuracy. Payroll administration including time collection, payroll processing, reconciliation, reporting and compliance. Prepare and assist with payroll communications, policies and procedures. Accurately prepare reoccurring reports. Maintain the HR database ensuring that system records are accurately recorded and audited. Generate recurring internal and external audits and reports, such as Affirmative Action, EEO and VETS reporting, Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries (Worker's Compensation), the Employment Security Department. Remains abreast of tax and payroll regulations and laws. Assist with transition to new payroll software, building electronic employee files, and ingestion of employee paper files. Employee changes in the pertinent websites. Employee file maintenance. Health benefits and retirement plan administration including encouraging employee participation, new hire benefits overview, enrollment, quarterly retirement meetings, billing, payroll deductions, employer matching, reports, record keeping, and wellness programs Leave and FMLA administration, including tracking and communications. Assist with employee activities and events including anniversary awards, employee of the quarter, lunch and learns, birthdays, appreciation events, United Way workplace campaigns, and bring your child to work day. Administer employee clearance forms and update as necessary. Represent the Association at community events. Assisting with recruiting, onboarding, performance management and employee communications as needed. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS: Lead by example and project a professional, business-like image. Maintain a high degree of confidentiality and business ethics at all levels, exercising employee confidentiality and discretionary judgment. Keep abreast of current HR/Payroll trends and changing regulations. Thorough understanding of Human Resources/Payroll regulations and Association policies and procedures with demonstrated ability to quickly and independently interpret and apply policies and regulations. Thorough understanding of state, DOL and IRS regulations related to payroll including federal and state wages, overtime, tax and deduction regulations. Have excellent public and employee relations skills to effectively communicate with internal and external customers, determine their needs, maintain their confidence and goodwill, and establish and maintain effective relationships. Must have organizational skills and composure at all times, even in under pressure situations. Requires flexibility and ada