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Payroll Specialist – Part Time

Bell & Associates

Payroll Specialist – Part-time


Kansas City, MO (Hwy 71 & Hickman Hills)

Bell & Associates has been engaged to help our client find their next Payroll Specialist. As the Payroll Associate, you will be instrumental in ensuring accurate and timely payroll processing, collaborating closely with the Payroll Administrator, and reporting directly to the Controller. Your role will encompass various payroll functions, including handling confidential employee information, compliance with tax laws and union regulators, resolving inquiries, and maintaining meticulous payroll records.


  • Process weekly payroll disbursements for all employees, covering a diverse range including multi-state, exempt and non-exempt, salaried, and hourly, union, and non-union.
  • Address and resolve payroll-related inquiries and concerns, providing direct assistance to employees when necessary.
  • Assist in the onboarding process of new employees, particularly focusing on short-term union labor which can fluctuate regularly.
  • Review and process employment records, including W-4, I-9 with E-Verify, benefits, taxes and deductions.
  • Support efficient processes for employee layoffs when required.
  • Assist with monthly, quarterly, and year-end tax reporting.
  • Collaborate in external audits related to union benefits, state tax authorities, and workers’ compensation insurance.


  • Associate’s degree in accounting or related field required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience in accounting or payroll-related roles.
  • Proficiency in handling union payroll and reporting.
  • Experience with multi-state payroll and tax filing.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy in all tasks, coupled with strong computer skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office 365, with advanced Excel, and SharePoint.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with a keen eye for detail.
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and a mindset geared towards continuous improvement.
  • A passion for working with numbers and spreadsheets, ensuring precision in every task.
  • Demonstrates the highest level of personal integrity and professional judgment.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and respectfully with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
  • Preference for working in an office environment, thriving in face-to-face collaboration with limited remote work.

Bell & Associates, Inc. was recently recognized by Forbes list of Best Professional Recruiting Firms in America –


Bell & Associates, Inc. is a recognized Executive Recruiting & Staffing leader based in Kansas City. We focus and specialize in the following practice areas – Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Executive Leadership, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing/Operations Management. We provide top talent to our clients on a Direct Hire, Contract, and Contract-to-Hire basis.

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