Payroll Specialist

BesTemps   Salisbury, MD   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on March 6, 2023


Job Description: BesTemps Staffing is seeking a Payroll Specialist to complete our awesome team. Join our winning team and work beside a dynamic group of the best co-workers ever! We are a small locally owned business, with 47 years of experience in the Employment business. The ideal candidate thrives in an ever changing exciting environment and has a passion for accuracy and attention to detail. This position is NOT temporary!

Perks of the job include:

  • Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • No weekends!
  • Monthly F-U-N Hi-Jinx Zoom calls (games with prizes!)
  • Company events (breakfasts, lunches, summer picnic, Holiday party weekend)
  • Quarterly awards (Employee of the Quarter)
  • Contests throughout the year (Spirit week, Halloween costume, Office Decorating, Ugly Sweater)
  • Casual Fridays ( think jeans and sneakers!)
  • On the job training



  • Maintains payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering data.
  • Updates payroll records by entering changes in exemptions, and payroll deductions.
  • Manage payroll workload to meet business and operational requirements.
  • Ensure payroll is processed in an accurate, compliant, and timely manner.
  • Resolve payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing data.
  • Provides payroll information by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Communicate to new clients the timekeeping and invoicing process utilizing a Welcome letter email.
  • Ensure invoicing contact information is correct in client's digital file.
  • Acknowledge and process Employment Verifications, Child Support documents, Garnishments and other correspondence.
  • Prepare relevant weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports.
  • Act as liaison between office and employees.


  • Receives unemployment claims and researches details concerning claims.
  • Receives and responds to telephone, electronic and paper inquiries from claimants and state unemployment offices.
  • Processes claims and any subsequent documentation in a timely manner, adhering to state-specific deadlines.
  • Documents unemployment claims activities in spreadsheets and other systems.
  • Maintains unemployment claim paperwork files and spreadsheets.
  • Represents company in unemployment claims hearings.
  • Identifies issues and concerns and reports to your manager.
  • Applies principles of the Unemployment Compensation Act, the Unemployment Compensation Titles of the Federal Social Security Act and any other related regulations.

Accounts Receivable:

  • Maintains an organized and efficient AR system.
  • Follows up on outstanding invoices.
  • Contacts delinquent clients via email or a phone call to discuss outstanding invoices.
  • Summarizes weekly findings and communicates them to your manager.
  • Protects companies’ value by keeping information confidential.
  • Accomplishes companies’ goal in collecting on overdue accounts.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain all responsibilities. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • 1-3 years general accounting experience.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, SharePoint).
  • Proficient in Zoom calls.
  • Working knowledge of Unemployment claims processing.
  • Working knowledge of Accounts Receivables.
  • Ability to manage and lead staff to excellent performance.
  • Must have impeccable attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and time-management ability.
  • Good problem analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $19.50 per hour


  • Paid time off

Physical setting:

  • Office


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay


  • Payroll: 2 years (Required)
  • Accounting: 2 years (Required)
  • Accounts receivable: 2 years (Required)
  • Employment & labor law: 2 years (Required)


Salisbury , MD