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Senior Payroll Specialist

  • Job reference: NA-003405
  • Sector: Support Services
  • Location: Tampa

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins 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.

Atkins has 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.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our 
Tampa, Florida office as a Senior Payroll Specialist.


Prepares, inputs and audits payroll transactional data to produce on-time and accurate payroll. Reviews and analyzes payroll data and reports to ensure accurate and balanced payroll consistent with policies and regulations. Provides quality client service. Performs other special payroll projects, as assigned. 


  • Monitors workflow and the day-to-day payroll operational activities within the team.
  • Documents and reviews processes.
  • Assists in identifying process improvements/efficiencies and change implementation.
  • Communicates regularly with Payroll Manager by providing frequent status updates, and appropriately responds to and escalates issues.
  • Applies proficiency with ADP Vantage and ADP Workforce Now applications.
  • Audits, monitors, analyzes, reviews payroll data input/imports in order to produce a balanced, accurate and timely payroll through reports and tools available.
  • Assists employee population with payroll related queries, resolves problems and responds in a timely fashion, providing quality client service.
  • Acts as subject matter expert on payroll and payroll tax related issues.
  • Ensures Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements are properly satisfied.
  • Ensures timely and accurate account reconciliation.
  • Prepares timely and accurate reports for management and regulatory agencies in providing accountability of payroll process.
  • Assists heavily in year-end preparation, processes, analysis and reconciliation.
  • Performs other non-recurring payrolls.
  • 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 six years related payroll experience with basic knowledge of payroll calculations and wage and tax regulations required.

  • Experience with ADP Vantage system. Proficient in Microsoft applications. Excellent organizational skills, with ability to work on multiple tasks and assignments. Advanced problem resolution and analytical skills. Excellent attention to detail. Above average interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to lead by example. 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.


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