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Payroll and Benefits Specialist

Job Description

We are hiring a Payroll and Benefits Specialist to join our dynamic and growing HR team. The role will be responsible for administration of the company's semi-monthly payroll and enrollment and administration of employee benefits programs. The role may be based in our Chicago or Detroit (Bloomfield Hills) offices, working in a hybrid environment. This role may also be based remote in any of the following states: Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C., Wisconsin.

This position requires payroll and benefit preparation, processing and reporting with adherence to state and federal regulations. 

  • Process semi-monthly, multi-state payroll for approximately 150 exempt and non-exempt employees using ADP WorkforceNow
  • Process special payroll cycles as needed to meet organization needs and requirements
  • Prepare payroll inputs, such as employee status changes, benefits deductions, taxable fringe benefits, and garnishments
  • Maintain employee-related payroll changes in a timely manner, such as hires, transfers, terminations, and bi-annual pay adjustments
  • Participate in month-end and year-end payroll closing tasks
  • Prepare payroll reports for HR and Management
  • Act as the subject matter expert for payroll system
  • Support the open enrollment process, including setup and enrollment of employee benefits
  • Maintain all employee-related benefits changes in a timely manner, such as hires, life events, terminations, and COBRA enrollments
  • Process all types of employee leaves, in conjunction with third party administrators where necessary
  • Intake and review benefit invoices from benefits vendors
  • Prepare benefits reports for HR and Management, as well as for regulatory requirements (e.g., ACA Reporting)
  • Continuously review local, state and federal laws to ensure company systems and processes are compliant, including statutory reporting requirements
  • Work with candidates and new hires to deliver benefits presentations and help them to understand Roland Berger benefits offerings
  • Act as the primary point of contact to address colleague questions regarding pay and benefits administration 


  • Bachelor’s degree or related work experience
  • At least 3 years experience with multi-state payroll
  • Experience working with an outsourced payroll provider (ADP experience strongly preferred)
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Outstanding ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Anticipates problems and takes initiative
  • Works well in a team environment

Additional Information

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In case of any technical issues or problems submitting your application please contact: Dennis Reck (+49 89 9230-9127) or Isabell Schönemann (+49 89 9230-9583).