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HRIS & Payroll Specialist

Location: Mokena, IL 

Status: Full-Time

The HRIS Payroll Specialist is responsible for processing bi-weekly payroll accurately and timely. The HRIS Payroll Specialist assists in centralizing payroll processes and supports the maintenance of employee records within the HRIS and payroll systems.

Who You Are:

  • Process-oriented with strong attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy
  • Autonomous and self-motivated with strong problem-solving skills
  • Risk averse, identifies understanding and escalates problems or concerns as they arise and seeks support to obtain a resolution
  • Trustworthy, with the ability to manage and maintain confidential and sensitive information
  • Project manager, with the ability to successfully support multiple projects simultaneously while meeting essential payroll deadlines

What You’ll Do:

  • Enter, update and maintain all Human Resources and Payroll data
  • Capture garnishments, child support orders, and all other payroll deductions into the payroll system
  • Generate monthly employee demographic reports including new hire, termination, and employee count reports
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate deductions are withheld from employee paychecks
  • Complete bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual payroll and benefit audits  
  • Ensure full compliance with all state and federal payroll regulations as it pertains to current minimum wage laws and appropriate state and local taxes
  • Research and provide employee paycheck and timecard and paid time off inquiries
  • Calculate and ensure that the vacation payouts for eligible terminated employees are accurately processed and paid
  • Process manual payroll check calculations for missed employee payroll checks as requested
  • Maintain employee benefit accrual hours in the HRIS system in accordance with Westside Policies
  • Compare and reconcile Medical and Life Insurance billings with payroll deductions.

What You’ll Bring:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 2 years of experience in payroll and HRIS Systems
  • Knowledge of pertinent federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements
  • Strong reporting and analytical skills
  • Proficient in Excel or Google Sheets
  • Team Player with exceptional Customer Service Skills

What You’ll Get:

  • A Great Culture
  • Competitive Salary & Performance Bonuses Program
  • 401K with Employer Match
  • Leadership Development Trainings for Staff
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Life Insurance
  • Paid-Time Off, Paid Sick Days and Paid Holidays
  • Team Outing Stipends & Staff Events
  • Early Access to Leadership Roles in Fast Growing Company
  • Therapy Director Mentoring & Observations
  • Beautiful, State-of-the-Art Clinics


Who We Are: 

Westside is a culture first organization that cares foremost how our Team Members feel on a daily basis. We foster a safe environment where employees are free to be themselves, make mistakes, ask for help when they need it, and experience the power of working on high-functioning teams. Above all, we aim to meet our mission of changing kids’ lives. 

Westside Children’s Therapy is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.

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