Public Consulting Group

Payroll Specialist II

Job Locations US-MA-Boston | US-Home or Remote Position
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(8/31/2021 4:18 PM)
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About Public Consulting Group


Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has over 2,500 professionals in more than 60 offices worldwide. 



  • Prepares multi-state, multi-company biweekly payroll, for both salaried and hourly employees with consistency and 100% accuracy 
  • Maintains documentation of payroll, database processes and procedures, and recommend changes
  • Handles escalated customer issues and act as liaison with the Enterprise Support and Information Technology teams
  • Calculates and enters wage assignments, calculates and prepares manual checks, updates the system with pertinent information, process moving expenses, bonuses, performance awards, education reimbursements, and severance and termed employee payments
  • Assists staff with payroll and time entry policies and procedures, research and respond to inquiries from management, staff and third parties, including daily oversight of the payroll Outlook mailbox
  • Prepares and processes payroll adjustments or amendments to correct staff records, as needed
  • Reviews time-sheet entries validation and other payroll reports to verify accuracy of time-entry and resulting pay implication, and follows up to ensure accurate and complete payroll entries
  • Interacts with accounting to clear reconciling items
  • Develops and maintains spreadsheets, utilizes report-writing tools to develop and ad hoc reports to summarize or provide payroll and/or other HRIS information
  • Audits accuracy of HRIS system data. Ensures the appropriate level of supporting documentation to comply with all state and federal labor requirements
  • Ensures local, city and state tax accounts are established to properly assess and withhold related taxes for employees, as required





  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of corporate payroll processing experience working on multi-state payroll
  • Knowledge of ADP payroll and ADP Vantage
  • Able to work with a diverse range of people


Required Skills:


  • ADP Experience, Microsoft Office
  • Payroll Experience (payroll processing, tax registration)
  • Understanding of state and federal wage tax implementation
  • Proficiency in creating spreadsheets and running reports
  • Strong math skills to calculate payments and deductions
  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information regarding staff and company information
  • Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining a high degree of accuracy
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Effective analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously



EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.


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