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Sr People Payroll Specialist

Lowell, AR - JB Hunt Corporate


Job Title:
Sr People Payroll Specialist

Human Resources

United States of America



Full/Part Time:
Full time

Job Summary:
Under routine supervision, this position is responsible for specialized payroll duties for salary, hourly, maintenance, and driver pay. The incumbent provides advanced assistance in a service center environment on payroll-related inquiries to employees across J.B. Hunt including complex payroll inquiry support and resolution, transaction processing, document and data collection/validation and records retention activities.

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Calculate and process standard payroll cycles and off-cycle payroll for the entire organization, including drivers and office staff in and outside of the United States (e.g., International/Canadian)
  • Provide ad hoc payroll processing guidance and support, as needed
  • Guide recording of changes affecting net wages, such as exemptions, insurance coverage, garnishments and loan payments, for each employee
  • Provide guidance and support on Tier 3 response to complex and/or escalated inquiries and requests
  • Provide guidance on complex advances and and payroll-related transactions related to terminations
  • Verify the accuracy of payroll preparation and processing, payroll accounting, tax filing and remittance, benefits maintenance, and various special payments
  • Ensure the accuracy of wage verification, computing, withholding, or deductions associated with employees' net payments
  • Ensure forms are current and accurate, such as W-2s and policies associated with federal, state, and local authorities
  • Review and audit payroll data, payroll-related accounting records, production records, and individual attendance records within the HRIS and payroll system; correct errors to ensure accuracy and completeness of payroll and compliance with regulations
  • Prepare reports summarizing and forecasting business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings, based on past, present and expected operations
  • Work with internal staff and external vendors and suppliers to clarify differences and reconcile conflicts
  • Monitor the balance of payroll runs and any changes in legal requirements including minimum wage, the local tax rate, and related federal and state regulations; along with specialties like calculating military pay
  • Ensure SOX compliance for payroll processes
  • Train and mentor individuals across the payroll team
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Finance or related field with 1 or more years of related experience, education or training; or 5 years combined relevant experience, education and training.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Finance or related field with 2 or more years of related experience, education or training Experience in a call center environment, Payroll, Finance or Human Resources.
  • Ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment
  • Ability to be both flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to communicate effectively through all mediums
  • Analytical skills
  • Data Analysis skills
  • Experience in Microsoft Programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience in payroll administration
  • Leadership skills
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Willingness to help others

GED (Required), High School (Required), Bachelors: Business Administration/Management, Bachelors: Finance

Work Experience:
Customer Service/Account Manager, Human Resources, Accounting/Payroll, Finance

Job Opening ID:
00493869 Sr People Payroll Specialist (Evergreen) (Open)

“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.”

Posted 9 Days Ago

Full time


About Us

Fortune 500 experience. Career advancement. Nationwide relocation possibilities.

Headquartered in Northwest Arkansas, J.B. Hunt is a dominant force in transportation and logistics, offering exciting career opportunities both at corporate and at field locations across the country. There are a variety of job types that support our business, so no matter your passion, J.B. Hunt is the place to jumpstart your career.

Why J.B. Hunt?

J.B. Hunt is a leading transportation and logistics company for one simple reason – our people. The career possibilities and benefits of working at J.B. Hunt are endless. From competitive salary and benefits packages, to defined career paths and growth opportunities, we take care of our people and take great pride in our efforts to build and sustain an inclusive workplace for all employees.

What are we looking for?

J.B. Hunt welcomes high-energy, forward-thinking people of all backgrounds and experience levels to join our team. We offer full-time, entry level, professional and management opportunities across all departments. Whether you are fresh out of school or bring years of industry experience, a role at J.B. Hunt could take your career to the next level.