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Payroll and Benefits Specialist

Company:  Jam
Req ID:  5788
Salary:  undisclosed


Contract Type:  Permanent
Date Posted:  10-Mar-2023

Recruitment for this position is carried locally. To apply for this position please follow the link here.


Job Title:         Payroll and Benefits Specialist

Department:   Human Resources

Location:        Berlin, CT

Hours:            8:30am - 5:30pm, Monday - Friday, (hybrid remote/in-office)

We are currently looking for a full time, Payroll and Benefits Specialist to join our HR team. 

Our Company

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!


  • Validate, correct, and process the bi-weekly payroll for US employees, and support team for processing of Canadian bi-weekly payroll
  • 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
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of payroll processing, and analyze variances
  • 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
  • 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


  • Proven experience as payroll specialist, with a good understanding of year-end reporting
  • Proven experience managing the Company's benefits offering; including enrollment of new employees, open enrollment, reconciliation of invoices, etc
  • Experience working with employees in multiple States
  • Experience with HRIS (Ceridian Dayforce is a plus); experience with Canadian payroll a plus
  • 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
  • FCP or CPP Certification is considered an asset, but not mandatory

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.
  • 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? Click here to view all our current openings!