Payroll & Benefits Specialist

Steel Dynamics

New Haven, IN


The successful candidate will be responsible for performing advanced payroll functions and assisting in the administration of the company's benefit programs. This position includes frequent interaction with employees, management, and corporate regarding payroll and benefit issues. Must also be willing to work hours and days as required to complete payroll which may occassionally include working holidays.


Payroll Responsibilities

  • Process multi-state payrolls, including weekly pay, bonus, profit sharing, etc.
  • Process voluntary and involuntary deductions such as levies and garnishments
  • Maintain employee payroll records
  • Prepare accounting transactions, verifying proper accounts are affected and accruals are accurate
  • Maintain confidentiality of employee information
  • Perform other duties as required

Benefit Responsibilities

  • Assist in the administration of employee benefits programs such as the profit sharing and retirement savings plan, health and dental plan, life and disability plans, family medical leave, cafeteria plan, stock plans, etc.;
  • Administer company HIPAA privacy and security policies as appropriate
  • Process new hire enrollments, terminations and changes
  • Conduct new hire benefit orientations and exit interviews
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in a related field or equivalent technical training
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in payroll, benefits or a combination thereof
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. Comfortable consolidating multiple sets of data
  • Experience using vendor administrative software, including data entry and reporting
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles, auditing concepts and controls and payroll taxes
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use sound judgment and initiative
  • Self-starter with ability to work with minimal supervision and multi-task

May not be related to another employee at SDI LaFarga Copperworks.  The definition of relative in this requirement is any person who is related by blood or marriage, or whose relationship with the employee is similar to that of persons who are related by blood or marriage.


Preferred Experience:

  • FPC or CPP designation or working toward
  • Experience working with Ultimate Software payroll system


Steel Dynamics Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.