Payroll Core Data Specialist

Job Description
TriNet is a leading provider of comprehensive human resources solutions for small to midsize businesses (SMBs). We enhance business productivity by enabling our clients to outsource their HR function to one strategic partner and allowing them to focus on operating and growing their core businesses. Our full-service HR solutions include features such as payroll processing, human capital consulting, employment law compliance and employee benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans and workers’ compensation insurance.

TriNet has a nationwide presence and an experienced executive team. Our stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol TNET. If you’re passionate about innovation and making an impact on the large SMB market, come join us as we power our clients’ business success with extraordinary HR.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement. At TriNet, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every single qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.


The Payroll Core Data Specialist is responsible for processing intermediate to complex level service requests related to employee and client level data. This position is responsible for analyzing and correcting current data setup to resolve payroll related errors. Additionally, the Specialist is responsible for leveraging payroll, benefits, and human resource knowledge to ensure compliance with state and federal payroll, tax, and benefit regulations.


Process incoming service requests related to employee or client level data changes.
Analyze and troubleshoot current data configuration to resolve payroll related processing errors.
Generate critical data reports, compare and evaluate data to ensure accuracy for changes submitted by customers in our front-end website.
Correct any identified data discrepancies at the employee or client level.
Provide telephone support for internal colleague database related escalations.
Audit and correct new client configuration data related to pricing, workers compensation, and tax rates.
Provide reporting related to new hire employees to appropriate state agencies.
Research and correct data issues related to employee payroll direct deposits, taxation, or benefits.
Provide peer review feedback on newly documented processes.
Respond to inquiries and/or act as resource for assistance from business users as appropriate.
Work as a contributing team member towards departmental and organizational goals and vision.
Proactively recommend process improvements.
Provide training on difficulty level 1 processes for Sr. Coordinator position.
Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the manager’s discretion.



High school diploma/GED.
Training Requirements (licenses, programs, or certificates):


Minimum three years of experience in data entry.
Minimum two years of benefits, human resource, or payroll experience.
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to communicate with employees at all levels of the organization.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace.
Ability to adapt to a fast paced continually changing business and work environment while
managing multiple priorities.

Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office Suite required.
Salesforce experience preferred.
PeopleSoft HRMS experience preferred.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail.
Ability to work in multiple systems to ensure all data information is accurate and complete.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines and periods of high-volume workload.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/OTHER INFORMATION (Travel required, physical requirements, on-call schedules, etc.)

No travel required.
Work in clean, pleasant, and comfortable office setting.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The salary range for this role is $47,200 to $71,640. The candidate’s final salary offer will be based on the candidate’s skills, education, work location and experience.

A candidate’s compensation may also include bonuses consistent with TriNet’s corporate bonus plan.