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Payroll & Benefits Specialist

Alpine Learning Group
Paramus, NJ
  • Expired: October 19, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Alpine Learning Group, Bergen County's Premier Autism Center, believes in...

Transforming the lives of individuals with autism and their families

Being on the cutting edge of autism education and research

Learning from top leaders in the field of autism and ABA

Are you a dynamic, highly organized, mission-driven person who is passionate about having an opportunity to give back to your community? Alpine Learning Group, Bergen County's leading education and treatment center for autism since 1989, seeks a Payroll and Benefits Coordinator/Specialist to join our Human Resources team. The Payroll and Benefits Specialist is an agile thinker who embodies and represents the spirit of our culture that values the partnership with families, our dedicated staff, meaningful outcomes, data-driven decision-making, excellence in research, compassion and respect, innovation, and diversity.

This role is perfect for an individual that desires a runway for growth within Human Resources, as well as the non-profit sector.

Job Purpose

The Payroll & Benefits Specialist ensures the accuracy, compliance, and timely delivery of payroll, as well as maintenance of Alpine's employee benefits programs. Possessing strong knowledge of payroll compliance and legislation and general accounting principles and procedures, this position oversees agency-wide payroll and benefits account maintenance, vacation and sick time accruals, reconciliations, and reports.

Job Responsibilities
  • Prepares and submits semi-monthly payroll into the payroll system
  • Assist employees with payroll and time-off questions
  • Run requested reports from HRIS
  • Monitors employee electronic timekeeping compliance and accuracy in the payroll system.
  • Reconciles all medical, and ancillary benefits invoices to check for errors and provides a monthly summary report for the Business Manager.
  • Manages Open Enrollment, subsequent enrollments, and terminations for health benefits.
  • Monitors COBRA and acts as liaison with the third-party administrators of the plan.
  • Calculates the medical loss ratio rebate credit and adjusts payroll accordingly.
  • Prepares and submits reports required by regulatory agencies
  • Overall responsibility for timely remittance and reporting of statutory contributions in compliance with regulations and statutory requirements
  • Maintain attendance and vacation/sick reporting
  • Analyze, compile and report payroll statistics to government agencies
  • Responsible for compiling budgetary information during the annual planning cycle.
  • Prepares the annual Workers Compensation audit
  • Maintain updated IRS and DOL notices
  • Assist with the processing and distribution of employee contracts
  • Other duties as reasonable assigned

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, Human Resources, or another related field
  • Related experience in a school district/education or business office environment
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with a payroll system (ADP preferred)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Knowledge and understanding of the flow of transactions in an integrated and automated payroll accounting system
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Strong mathematical proficiency
  • Accuracy and attention to detail are critical
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation skills
  • Proven ability to effectively multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to adapt quickly to demanding situations
  • Strong aptitude for computer systems and software
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization, and time management skills to deal with strict deadlines.
  • Portrays professionalism and exemplifies exceptional customer service skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a tight-knit team environment


Compliance with all required Federal, State, and DDD requirements, including, but not limited to: Criminal History, Citizenship Status, Drug Screening, and Central Registry Review

Working Environment/Physical Demands

Schedule: 40 Hours/Week, M-F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm with flexibility

Physical Demands: Routine physical activityassociated with a normal office environment including sitting, walking, and standing.

  • Excellent Medical benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Forgiveness
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan
  • Challenge and personal growth
  • Professional development/career pathways
  • Employee recognition programs
  • Fun together - team building events, seasonal parties, employee lunches, Bagel Wednesdays
  • A great working environment!

Alpine Learning Group is committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and provides equal opportunities without regard for race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or other factors prohibited by about to all applicants, students, and staff.

Alpine Learning Group


Paramus, NJ