HR Generalist – ESP International – Cedar Rapids, IA

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ESP International

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Job Purpose
The HR Generalist focuses on payroll processing, coordinating benefits, reporting, onboarding and supporting employee activities and general company business. Reporting to and working closely with the Manager of Human Resources, this role takes full charge responsibility for supporting the day-to-day payroll functions for accuracy, timely payment of wages. The position further administers employee benefit programs and ensures government compliance with regulations and required taxes and filings.
This dynamic person provides excellent employee service, coordinates the annual open enrollment process, supports human resources activities, and handles the administrative tasks of the department. This service-oriented position requires an individual with a high level of self-awareness, integrity, ability to make sound decisions, energy, and an inherent enthusiasm for a positive employee experience.
Other Competencies

  • Organized and capable of managing multiple projects concurrently
  • Results -oriented with a strong sense of urgency
  • Strong communication skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Problem solving/Analysis
  • Exhibit a superior level of confidentiality and empathy when dealing with sensitive information.

Cultural Fit

  • T – Take Ownership
  • H – Have Fun
  • R – Create Raving Fans
  • I – “I’ve Got your Back”
  • V – Create Value Every Day
  • E – Embrace Change

Tech Skills
Office 365, Human Resource Management System, Payroll Software
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or Business Administration, or equivalent from an accredited College or University and two years of related experience. Prior experience handling sensitive and confidential information with integrity and discretion
Familiarity with pressure situations and how to handle them in a professional business manner also required.
Biweekly multi-state payroll for hourly and salaried employees, including time and attendance records that are consistent with Company policies
Employee and benefit information in the HRIS and personnel files
Reconciliation of payroll and benefit records, including provider billing statements
Employee benefit programs including health insurance, wellness program, short and long term disability, short and long term disability, flexible spending accounts, workers compensation, unemployment benefits

Comply with federal, state, and local level laws, and requirements in wage/hour laws and employee benefits in areas where the company has employees
Maintain current knowledge of all pertinent federal/state/local regulations affecting payroll and employee benefits programs (i.e. ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, Section 125, worker’s compensation, Medicare, Social Security, DOL and IRS requirements)
Assist in the development, review, and update of all personnel and other relative manuals, including benefits guide

Generate mandated periodic filings and reports, and other ad hoc reports, as needed (i.e. W-2 forms, EEO, 1094-C, 5500, annual non-discrimination testing for benefits plans, monthly/quarterly/annual reports)

Working Conditions
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with abilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear, and view a computer monitor or video display. The employee frequently is required to use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.

Job Type: Full-time