Payroll and Benefits Specialist

Company:  Jam
Req ID:  7415
Salary:  TBC

US, 38672

Contract Type:  Permanent
Date Posted:  3 Jul 2024

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Job Title: Payroll and Benefits Specialist

Division:   Human Resources

Location: Southaven, Mississippi

Schedule: 8:30am - 5:30pm, Monday - Friday, (in-office)


 JAM Industries, Making the world sound better, one brand at a time! Do these words sound like music to your ears?


Since 1972, JAM Industries has grown to be one of the largest distributors of consumer electronic goods, pro-audio equipment and musical instruments. Come join us to stay true to our mission of delivering ONLY the best customer service!


 What you will do:

We are currently looking for a Payroll and Benefits Specialist to join our HR team. The position will work closely within the HR team as well as collaborate with Accounting and HRIS




  • Responsible for processing biweekly, multi-state US Payroll
  • Reviews and validates timesheet changes in collaboration with managers.
  • Collaborates with HR to process employee changes such as title, pay and manager changes, resolves schedule changes. 
  • Processes wage garnishments and completes necessary documentation.
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of payroll processing and analyze variances.
  • Supports department with new state payroll tax setup.
  • Validate vacation and personal time balances.
  • Produce and analyze various reports in Excel.
  • Assist with year-end preparation, such as W2 and 1095-C forms, as well as various compliance reporting.
  • Conduct regular audits of payroll documents.
  • Process Canadian payroll on an as-needed basis



  • Responsible for the administration of all benefits and retirement programs, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, voluntary short- and long-term disability, and 401(k) plan.
  • Verifies and processes qualifying event changes as well as COBRA administration.
  • Monthly reconciling of group insurance invoices
  • Provides remote and on-site support during annual Open Enrollment


  • Resolves password resets and answers employee inquiries regarding time off requests utilizing the HRIS.
  • Supports Accounting with required reporting.
  • Provide excellent internal customer service.
  • Stay up to date with legislative changes.
  • Support the team in any other administrative duties related to payroll, benefits, and human resources.

 What we are looking for:

  • Must have experience processing multi-state payroll, preferably in the states of California, New York, CT and Mississippi.
  • Must have a minimum of 3-5 years' experience as payroll specialist
  • Must have year-end reporting experience with ACA reporting and W2'S.
  • Must have knowledge of benefit administration such as open enrollment, new hire enrollments.
  • Experience working with employees in multiple states (Connecticut, California, New York, is a plus)
  • Experience with HRIS (Ceridian Dayforce is a preferred)
  • Experience with wage attachments and garnishments
  • Customer service centric
  • Understanding of data recording and analysis
  • Trustworthy with attention to confidentiality
  • Outstanding organizational ability with great attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Bachelor's in business administration, human resources, or relevant field.

 Ready to join our team? Here is why we are one big, happy JAMily…

  • Group Insurance Benefits: Health & Dental, Vision, Life, Critical Illness, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability.
  • Wellness Incentive Program, and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • 401K matching program.
  • Work-life balance is key: Flextime, summer hours, paid vacation, personal time off, and a paid day off dedicated to Diversity and Inclusion.
  • We value work life balance and offer a causal and fun environment.
  • Lively social calendar… there’s always something for everyone!
  • Generous employee discount on all our cool gear.
  • On-going learning opportunities.
  • Not to mention the opportunity to work in a highly talented, winning team!


Come JAM with us… we not only work hard but play just as hard. Want to take your career to the next level? 

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While we appreciate your interest, please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.