Payroll Specialist

Company: TEGNA ( Learn More )

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Job Description

TEGNA Inc. is seeking a Payroll Specialist to process payroll for TEGNA. Our ideal candidate will have experience with UltiPro, although candidates with similar Payroll system experience will be considered.


  • Process bi-weekly disbursement of multi-state payroll, including garnishments, benefits, and taxes to 5,000+ U.S. based employees.
  • Maintain documentation of paycycle reviews/audits.
  • Stay up to date on regulations affecting payroll, payroll tax, withholding orders and garnishments.
  • Review and resolve bank issues daily (ACH returns/rejects, check exceptions).
  • Partner with HR to ensure setup of accurate payroll and benefit deductions.
  • Calculate and process retroactive pay adjustments.
  • Ensure all payroll processes are documented and up-to-date with any enhancements and improvements.
  • Generate off-cycle payrolls (i.e stock award/bonus) and manual checks.
  • Submit garnishment orders to our 3rdparty vendor for processing via case management software, track cases to resolution.
  • Submit tax notices, rate changes to our 3rd party vendor for processing via case management software, track cases to resolution.
  • Coordinate the year-end process to ensure timely issuance of accurate Form W-2s
  • Assist manager with researching tax issues and preparing W-2c's as needed.
  • Ensure that all "Additional Wages" are identified and appropriately added to payroll system (i.e. imputed income, relocation expenses).
  • Respond timely and professionally to employee inquiries.
  • Establish and maintain good professional relations with field payroll processors and other Finance, HR, and IT teams that partner with payroll.

  • Requirements:

  • CPP certification preferred
  • 3-5 years payroll processing experience
  • Extensive knowledge of processing payroll in a sophisticated ERP system; ideal candidate will have experience processing payroll with UltiPro / Ultimate Software
  • Proficiency with MS Office (especially Excel)
  • Working experience with payroll taxes at the federal, state and local levels
  • Working experience with garnishment processing
  • Proven attention to detail, good organizational and prioritizing skills and ability to multi-task and work in a rapidly expanding and changing environment
  • Ability to be self-motivated and proactive
  • Collaborative approach and experience working well with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written); strong interpersonal skills

  • About TEGNA
    TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 47 television stations and two radio stations in 39 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 35 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry's top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA delivers results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions including OTT local advertising network Premion, centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit

    TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

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