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Corporate Payroll Specialist

  • Job reference: NA-002872
  • Sector: Support Services
  • Location: Tampa
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Tampa, Florida office as a Payroll Specialist.


Prepares and inputs payroll transactional data to produce on-time payroll. Reviews and analyzes payroll data and reports to ensure accurate and balanced payroll consistent with policies and regulations. Provides quality client service.


  • Work involves a complex payroll operation. Analytical ability necessary to interpret routine data, adhere to compliance regulations and balance accounts.
  • Prepares, inputs and reviews routine payroll transactional data to produce on-time, accurate and balanced payroll. 
  • Reviews timesheet data searching for errors or inconsistencies. 
  • Reviews exception data for accuracy. 
  • Reviews audit reports for accuracy of payroll data, both input and imported. 
  • Calculates and balances other routine payroll tasks, such as manual checks. 
  • Assists employee population with routine payroll related queries, resolves and responds timely, providing quality client service. 
  • Researches non-routine payroll related queries and escalates timely to direct supervisor or Payroll Manager, providing quality client service. 
  • Learns and applies company policies, processes and procedures. 
  • Provides training to peers and new staff as needed. 
  • Communicates regularly with direct supervisor or Payroll Manager by providing frequent status updates, and appropriately informs and escalates issues. 
  • Applies knowledge with ADP Vantage & ADP Workforce Now applications. 
  • Applies basic knowledge of payroll, wage and tax regulations. 
  • Applies and supports internal controls compliance requirements. 
  • Assists in year-end preparation, processes, analysis and reconciliation. 
  • Assists with other non-recurring payrolls (e.g. Year-end bonus, PTO cash-in). 
  • Contributes towards team success and is a team player. 
  • Performs other such duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.


  • High school diploma required. Two or four-year degree preferred. Some accounting or payroll courses preferred. Minimum three years related payroll experience with basic knowledge of payroll calculations and wage and tax regulations required.

  • Experience with ADP Vantage & ADP Workforce Now systems. Proficient in Microsoft applications. Ability to work on multiple tasks and assignments. Excellent attention to detail and analytical and organizational skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

  • FPP (Fundamental Payroll Professional) or CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) preferred.

General Competencies expected of all Professionals and Managers are as follows: Client Service, Commitment, Communication, Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Professionalism, Quality, and Teamwork. 

Ability to process paper/electronic documents and utilize computer equipment; ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; ability to visit project sites if necessary. Job also requires ability to plan, prioritize and review project plans and documents, evaluate alternatives, and devise appropriate solutions. 

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here:  

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