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 Payroll Specialist - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Job information
Posted by: Gannett 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Accounting
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: Yl5JWl71OSUSEurlX4DS6JlcwSOW8F / Latpro-3827259 
Date posted: Sep-28-2021
State, Zip: Wisconsin, 53207


Req #18683

Monday, September 27, 2021

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

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Payroll Specialist

Gannett is looking for a Payroll Specialist for a high paced and high volume organization. Gannett is a media and marketing solutions company with a diverse portfolio of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing companies. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow within a multi-billion-dollar organization.

General Purpose

The Payroll Specialist will work within a team of 10+ members processing a high volume and high paced weekly and bi-weekly payroll for over 12,000 employees (both union and non-union) nationwide and Canada. Engaging with HR, employees and managers to ensure time and maintenance are processed within tight deadlines. Processing payroll as the primary focus for accuracy and timeliness while incorporating regular audits to maintain payroll accuracy and data integrity as well. Special projects as assigned including continuous process review and improvement. This position will report to the Payroll Supervisor.


  • Maintain accurate payroll records including day-to-day adjustments, gross to net calculations, and preparing off cycle checks using Dayforce HCM. Assist in balancing, auditing & reconciling payrolls
  • Manage workflow to ensure all timecards and payroll transactions are processed timely and accurately
  • Assist in payroll processing requiring knowledge of standard practices used in the preparation, distribution, and maintenance of payroll and payroll records
  • Research payroll matters and effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with employees and other departments
  • Assist in resolving issues associated with ACH reversals, stop payments, refunds, voids, and adjustments. Ensure proper documentation to the expedite reconciliation process
  • Assist in quarterly & year-end preparation, W2 processing, including moving expenses & taxable benefit/wage processing
  • Demonstrate and maintain a positive customer service focus to both internal and external customers
  • Create and maintain relationships with employees, managers and HR Business Partners
  • Maintain confidentiality relating to source documents, data and reports


  • 2 - 3 years of high volume payroll processing experience
  • FPC or CPP designation is a plus
  • Ceridian Dayforce Experience is a plus
  • Union Experience is a plus
  • Proficient Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and data-entry accuracy required
  • Understanding of U.S. payroll and tax processes
  • Ability to work in a high volume, fast-paced atmosphere
  • Ability to adapt to change with positivity, focus and professionalism
  • Strong time management, problem solving and decision-making abilities

Gannett Co., a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Other details
  • Job Family Payroll
  • Job Function Finance & Accounting
  • Pay Type Hourly

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