BUNZL Payroll Specialist in St. Louis, Missouri

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Payroll Specialist


St. Louis




Bunzl Distribution

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Your career path has many avenues available for you to succeed. Are you looking to advance at a rate that matches your ambition and skill set? At Bunzl, we understand and want to invest in you. With our multi-career options, you’ll not only be able to find

the adventure you are looking for today, but can be confident that new opportunities will be there for advancement in your future.

This person will join Bunzl's North American payroll team of six, processing payroll and benefits for 4200 employees. This position will be responsible for accurately processing payroll and maintaining benefit and deduction information, compiling monthly

and weekly payroll reports, maintaining tax information and changes, and serving as a payroll/benefit liaison for employees and other HR personnel.


  • Ensure the timely and accurate completion of payroll processing for both US and Canadian payrolls

  • Serve as a liaison to the Time & Attendance end users to provide support for on-going education and compliance

  • Balance payrolls against time clock imports, manual entries, and spreadsheet imports

  • Analyze new employee set up and on-going employee changes to ensure accurate taxation

  • Monitor and process employee requests via employee self-service web portal

  • Cross audit payroll processing for accuracy and provide backup assistance to other Payroll/Benefit Administrators

  • Research, calculate, request and distribute manual checks

  • Determine and monitor employee benefit eligibility levels and benefit enrollment

  • Determine and ensure proper taxation of employee fringe benefits

  • Maintain benefit and deduction changes

  • Correspond with agencies and ensure compliance regarding Child Support and Garnishment withholding orders

  • Reconcile and analyze monthly benefit billing for Canadian employees

  • Assist with "Open Enrollment" for US employees on an annual basis

  • Assist Regional and Corporate Human Resource personnel with implementing rate changes, benefit changes, paid time off changes, and other procedural changes

  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of Collective Bargaining Agreements and guarantee procedural compliance

  • Assign paid time off accruals, monitor usage and maintain exceptions

  • Reconcile and analyze vacationable earnings for Canadian employees and process payouts of unused accrued paid time off

  • Work closely with the Accounting Department on payroll related A/R and A/P functions

  • Communicate extensively with Regional and Corporate Human Resource personnel regarding employee changes of status

  • Compile and analyze monthly and weekly reports for all payroll deductions

  • Maintain procedural documentation

  • Maintain employee electronic payroll file via scanning system

  • Answer employee inquiries and troubleshoot employee issues

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Some college or equivalent experience, Bachelors’ degree preferred

  • Minimum of 2 - 5 years of combined experience in payroll processing is required

  • Must be proficient with MS Excel, MS Word and Outlook

  • Must possess a strong understanding of the HR and Payroll function

  • Must have an established work history of maintaining a high level of confidentiality, accuracy, detail and organization

  • Strong analytical skills are highly preferred

  • Experience with researching and resolving legislative compliance issues is highly preferred

  • Experience with UltiPro and Kronos or similar payroll systems is highly preferred

  • Experience in a multi-state, international, multi-location and/or unionized environment is highly preferred

So, what are you waiting for? A new career awaits you with endless opportunities.

Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion. Bunzl North America is headquartered

in St. Louis, Missouri. Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 4,800 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading

supplier in North America.

Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.

Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age,

disability or veteran status as provided by law.