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Payroll Administrator

Posted October 16, 2021

Kalahari Resort & Conventions - Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dells, WI
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Job Summary

The Payroll Administrator assists Payroll Manager in ensuring accurate and timely payroll processing and reporting in accordance with Kalahari Resorts policies and procedures.

Qualification Standards

Education Requirements
:  High school diploma or equivalent required.  Associates Degree in Accounting and/or hotel experience preferred but not required.

License/Permits Required
:  None

Knowledge of Computer Hardware or Software
  Strong Excel background required.

Previous Experience Required
:  Three to five years of administration and/or payroll experience preferred.  At least one year of progressive experience in a hotel or related field preferred.

Required Skills

  • Strong knowledge of the payroll process and related payroll taxes is required.
  • Must be team-oriented and enjoy a hands-on environment.
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to balance multiple responsibilities and tasks.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills needed.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work in a stationary position for long periods of times (up to 5 hours)
  • Must be able to work and be flexible with all shifts, weekends, and holidays.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental Requirements

  • Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly.
  • Must be able to evaluate and select among alternative courses of action quickly and accurately.
  • Must be effective in handling problems in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
  • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying the issues raised by Associates, Supervisors, Department Heads, Senior Management, and guests.
  • Must be able to work with and understand financial information and data, and basic arithmetic functions.
  • Ability to be a clear thinker, analyze and resolve problems exercising good judgment.
  • Make independent decisions while maintaining strong ethical standards consistent with company policy, rules and the ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy to defuse anger.  Collect accurate information and resolve conflicts.
  • Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, energetic environment that is constantly changing based on room occupancy and group business.
  • Must be willing to cross train in other accounting or hotel-related areas.
  • Must be able to prioritize job functions in order to meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with other departments to achieve common hotel goals.

Essential Duties & Functions

  • Utilize and maintain time and attendance systems to process daily, weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly and monthly payroll and related information to include, but not limited to, input/export payroll hours; modify payroll information (rates, address, status, etc.); record miscellaneous earnings/deductions, etc.
  • Review and ensure accuracy and appropriateness of all payroll input and output.
  • Monitor, prepare and communicate financial reports in accordance with Kalahari Resorts requirements meeting various due dates; i.e., daily labor, tip, month-end, overtime reports, etc.
  • Prepare tax reports and other regulatory reports as necessary.
  • Monitor and prepare deduction schedules and payments necessary; i.e., credit union, garnishments, health and welfare, pension and union dues, etc.
  • Ensure proper paycheck distribution for each department periodically.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of current payroll related laws and regulations.
  • Prepare and input all required payroll journal entries.
  • Keep supervisor informed of any unusual events and/or deviations of policies or procedures.
  • Maximize productivity, identify problem areas, and assist in finding and implementing solutions.
  • Copy and distribute reports as necessary.
  • Respond to government inquires upon receipt.
  • Monitor and maintain timekeeping equipment.
  • Participate in the Daily Promise meeting, Department Meetings and trainings required by management.
  • Performs special projects and other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Finance.
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Kalahari Resort & Conventions - Wisconsin

1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Telephone (608) 254-5466
Reservations (608) 254-5466

756 Room Resort

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Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is the leader and employer-of-choice in the waterpark resort industry.  Current locations include Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin (2000), Sandusky, Ohio (2005), Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania (2015) Round Rock, Texas (2020).  With America’s largest waterparks, some of the most dynamic & busiest convention center spaces in the country, signature restaurants and well-appointed rooms, we’re the leader in play, stay, meet and eat.  

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