Payroll Specialist

Position: Payroll Specialist

Department: Payroll

Location: Lifeworks in Eagan

Hours: (FT) Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm


About Us:

Lifeworks Services Inc. is a nonprofit organization that serves our community and people with disabilities as we live and work together. We have day program locations in Brooklyn Park, Bloomington, Eagan, Apple Valley, Mankato, and Hastings; community employment teams in Hennepin County and the East Metro Area; and serve over 1,700 families through fiscal services.

Position Overview:

Lifeworks’ Finance is seeking a full-time Payroll Specialist to perform in-house payroll responsibilities necessary for accurate calculation of wages and tax withholdings, for bi-weekly payroll.


  • Verify time cards, hours worked, and pay adjustments, and post information onto designated records.
  • Compute wages and deductions, and enter data into system
  • Process and issue paychecks and statements of earnings and deductions for approximately 2,500 employees bi-weekly.
  • Set up and maintain employee payroll profile information including W-4, sick and vacation accruals, dedications, garnishments, and expense accounts.
  • Respond to requests for verification of employment
  • Stay current in tax and deduction laws that apply to the payroll process.
  • Ability to run multiple reports as needed.

Skills and abilities:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective time management skills
  • Strong computer skills is required
  • Detail Orientated
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong mathematical and analytical aptitude
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, and 10-key
  • Experience SL Dynamics is a plus


  • Two year degree and three years of payroll experience;
  • Or 5 years of a combination of education and experience.
  • CPP Preferred


Lifeworks offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees.

  • 10 paid holidays
  • 18 days of PTO to the first year
  • Medical and dental insurance at a low cost!
  • 403B retirement plan with company match.
  • Tuition Reimbursement

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to