IMPAQ International, LLC

  • Payroll Specialist

    Job Location US-MD-Columbia
  • Overview

    IMPAQ International, a growing and dynamic social science research firm, provides high-quality research and impact evaluation services, policy analysis, quality measurement, survey research, technology solutions, organizational development, technical assistance and consulting services to U.S. and international government agencies, foundations, and the private sector. 


    IMPAQ’s mission is to bring together exceptional people to develop innovative and rigorous approaches to evaluate the real-world impact of social policies and programs. IMPAQ offers five locations: our Corporate Headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, rated one of America’s Best Small Cities; Downtown Washington, D.C., Boston, Massachusetts, Seattle, Washington and a Bay Area office in Oakland, California. IMPAQ has a diverse and collegial work environment and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/Disability/Veterans).


    Job Profile

    IMPAQ International is seeking a full-time Payroll Specialist to join our Accounting team in our Columbia, MD office location.

    The incumbent will be responsible for day-to-day payroll operations including:



    • Process full cycle bi-weekly payroll for over 400 employees
    • Process semi-monthly payrolls for exempt and non-exempt employees; this is high frequency, time-sensitive work
    • Review and monitor timesheet status and work closely with employees and Human Capital
    • Ensures payroll transactions are processed in compliance with regulatory and internal policies
    • Serve as the contact person for employee questions, concerns, and or issues regarding the timekeeping system
    • Understand proper taxation of employer paid benefits
    • Set up, process, and maintain changes to an employee's voluntary and involuntary deductions such as direct deposits, benefits and garnishments
    • Ensure accuracy of payroll by crosschecking all deductions to include Benefits, Vacation/Paid Time Off balances and 401k
    • Process correct garnishment calculations and understand compliance
    • Assist Human Capital with reporting 5500 annually
    • Calculate and report employee final pay including PTO balances
    • Submit payroll files to Paychex timely
    • Works closely with Paychex to resolve any issues
    • Prepare all payroll journal entries
    • Handle confidential matters maintaining strictest confidentiality
    • Reconcile all payroll general ledger accounts
    • Assist with annual audits
    • Performs other duties as assigned


    • Bachelors degree highly preferred
    • Must have at least 5 years of payroll experience in government contracting
    • Paychex payroll system experience preferred
    • Proficient using Deltek T&E & Deltek GCS
    • Experience processing full-cycle payroll for company-size of over 400 employees
    • Superior planning, organizational, and prioritization skills
    • Ability to meet tight deadlines
    • Must have great attention to detail
    • Excellent customer service and communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Excellent problem solving, analytical, and time management skills
    • Demonstrate ability to work with numbers and large volumes of data maintaining accuracy and speed



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