Payroll and Benefits Specialist

Waukee, IA


Continuum Advantage, LLC is looking for a passionate and energetic payroll administration professional to join our human resources team! This is a hands-on position with primary responsibility of implementation and accurate execution of payroll processing. The ideal candidate will be payroll savvy, client focused, detail oriented and motivated to learn new skills, to include benefits administration. They would bring strong analytical, problem solving and project management skills and display comfort with working in a fast-paced environment.

The Payroll and Benefits Specialist must be able to comfortably interact with executives, sales people, prospective applicants and current clients. Proficiency in payroll administrative, time management tracking, project management and organization is a must. Familiarity with welfare benefit administration and general HR practices, concepts, and procedures is preferred.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Actively engaged with the daily administration of payroll services in conjunction with Continuum Advantage‚Äôs strategic business partner, ADP
  • Interact regularly with primary ADP resources to address client account issues; timely address client questions/concerns and document all findings as reported by ADP and/or client in appropriate system
  • Maintains historical human resource records by designing a filing and retrieval system
  • Directly manage labor law poster enrollment and ongoing administration
  • Oversee vendor invoicing for accuracy; manage invoicing reconciliation

Welfare Plan Administration
  • Supports administration of employee benefits programs
  • Informs employees of benefit offerings; serves as a client/employee resource for benefit questions
  • Aids in new hire and annual benefit enrollment process; ensures enrollment confirmation and accurate provider invoicing
  • Remains current on benefit offerings by studying and assessing client benefit needs and industry trends
  • Serves as a point of contact for directing the processing of benefit claims
  • Actively engaged with designing and conducting educational programs on benefit offerings


Desired Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
  • Minimum 1 year of direct experience in payroll administration; experience with ADP RUN and Work Force Now platforms is a plus
  • A bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field preferred; equivalent related work experience will be considered
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced business climate with the ability to capture and process information quickly; clearly documents client related information for files/records
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all situations both internal and client related information
  • Dependable: The Payroll and Benefits Specialist is a vital position within the HR team, dependability is required
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and remain flexible while keeping a keen attention to detail; understanding of urgency through display of effective time management and efficiency
  • Detail oriented and organized; solid problem solving and decision-making skills; openly and effectively communicates with members of the HR, Leadership and Company team; works within limits of knowledge and skills to ensure appropriate resolution/client output is provided without fail
  • Address client requests, questions, needs in a timely manner; provide amazing customer service; treat others as you would like to be treated; always provide service with a smile
  • Proficiency in use of computers for business applications

Please contact for immediate confidential consideration and additional details regarding this amazing opportunity at Continuum Advantage, LLC.

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