Payroll Specialist

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/08/17 by Amin Shaikh
Fort Wayne, IN
Less than 5 years experience
Manufacturing / Electronics
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/08/17 Amin Shaikh

Job Description:

If you want to work for a company with a passion for quality and innovation, consider Franklin Electric, or one of our companies. As the premier designer and manufacturer of residential, agricultural, and commercial water and fuel systems, we're making a fundamental difference in the lives of people around the world. Your career at Franklin will be well rewarded with competitive compensation and benefits--and more. We understand a fulfilling family life is the foundation to a successful professional one. We strive to promote from within and help every employee realize their professional potential. We believe in lifetime careers that continually challenge and fulfill.


Responsible for processing payrolls for Franklin Electric's domestic and Canadian locations. Balances the 401(k) plan, Health Savings Account plan, taxes, net pay (checks and ACH), and garnishments to the GL. Verifies totals with designated individual @Wells Fargo. Prepare A/P vouchers for deductions (i.e. credit union, union dues, etc.). Creates transfer documents for Treasury and Cash departments for net pay, taxes, garnishments, 401k & Health Savings. Assist with the completion of routine governmental and regulatory forms and administration of the Company's equitycompensation plans


  • Processes payrolls for corporate, domestic and Canadian locations, including calculating time cards and additional locations as required.
  • Pulls weekly payroll data from the time and attendance system into the payroll system. Helps facilities resolve any Time issues.
  • Balances the 401(k) plan and Health Savings Plan to GL and with vendor.
  • Balances net pay, taxes and garnishments to GL and invoices from ADP.
  • Responsible for the Liberty Mutual audit. Includes creating reports as needed and balancing by EIN for the external auditor.
  • Prepares fringe benefits for designated companies on a monthly basis, through the entire closing process. Creates journal entries for fringe benefits.
  • Creates and runs reports tosupportpayroll as well as other departments for information management.
  • Tracks auto allowances and processes them through payroll quarterly.
  • Processes stock options through the payroll system and creates journal entries as needed.
  • Processes moving expenses through the payroll system as needed.
  • Creates and distributes headcount reports.
  • Assists in compiling information for the Proxy.
  • Assists in training when new companies are converted to the Franklin Electric payroll system.
  • Assists with inquiries from supervisors and payroll staff.
  • Resolves inquiries from outlying facilities.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.
  • Assist with completion of routine quarterly and annual governmental regulatory forms (i.e., census reporting).
  • Assist with routine Section 16 filings
  • Assist with administration of equitycompensation plans.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.





Skills and Abilities:

  • Reads and understands documents such as policy manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Writes routine reports and correspondence.
  • Adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides numbers (using currency and other forms of measurement).
  • Utilizes common-sense understanding in order to carry out written, oral, or diagrammed instructions.
  • Deals with problems involving several known variables in situations of routine nature.
  • Plans the time, method, manner, and/or performance sequence of own work; may also occasionally assist in planning work assignments performed by others within a limited area of operation.
  • Frequently makes decisions of both minor and major importance, which may affect the work operations of other employees and/or clientele to a moderate degree.
  • Completes some moderately repetitive tasks.
  • Uses noncomplex machines and equipment (adding machines, calculators, copy/fax machines, etc.).
  • Education and Experience
  • Three to five years of relevant education or experience in payroll, benefits, human resources, or a related field (required).
  • Bachelor's degree (required).

Computer Skills:

  • Advanced: 10-key, accounting, alphanumeric data entry, contact management, database, human resource systems, payroll systems, spreadsheet, word processing/typing.
  • Intermediate: Presentation/PowerPoint.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • None.


  • While performing the functions of this job, the employee is:
  • Continually required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear.
  • Regularly required to reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionallyrequired to stand or walk and to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
  • The company will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.


  • This position is not subjected to harmful environmental conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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