Apply for this job now

Payroll Specialist

Quincy, Massachusetts
Job Type
7 Sep 2022
Our culture lifts you up-there is no ego in the way. Our common purpose? We all want to win for our customers. We aim to always be evolving, dynamic, and ambitious. We believe in the power of genuine connections. Each employee is a part of what makes us unique on the market: agile and dedicated.

Time Type:

Job Description :

About Our Company

Breezeline is a dynamic, innovative company providing the very best Internet, TV, and Voice service to the US markets we serve. We Are 'Above And Beyonders', who consistently strive to surprise and delight our customers by doing the unexpected. We continually look for new and better ways to enrich our customers' lives through connected and memorable experiences.

As the 8th largest Internet provider in the United States, Breezeline provides Internet, TV, Voice, and enterprise business services to more than 450,000 business and residential customers across twelve states. Headquartered in Quincy, MA, Breezeline is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cogeco Communications Inc. (TSX: CCA).

Why Work At Breezeline?

As one of the country's fast-growing Internet service providers, Breezeline offers our colleagues a vibrant workplace culture and excellent career opportunities. As a proudly diverse and inclusive organization, we believe that every person's unique individuality should be welcomed and celebrated, and their abilities and potential should be honored and recognized. It is a key part of our culture to actively promote opportunities internally to ensure that you are never static in your career with us.

Internal Values - How we act

We're proud that Breezeline is unlike any other employer in the industry. We work hard, but we never lose sight of the big picture. We understand that our colleagues are looking for more than just a great job - they want an extraordinary life - and at Breezeline, we want to make that a reality.

And here is how we do it.

Fun: We laugh a lot. It makes every day brighter, and if you don't love what you do, you're not doing it right.

Job flexibility: We think everything you do matters - at work and home.

Discounted services: We offer our customers some fantastic services, and we think you deserve to enjoy them in your home, too.

Total Rewards: Let's be honest, everyone wants to make a good salary. We offer attractive total rewards and a great culture to go along with it. We've got you and your family covered with one of the best packages in the business.

Career evolution: At Breezeline, you get more than just a job. You get all the tools you need to learn, grow, and achieve your career goals!

Cutting-edge technology: Do you have a passion for technology? Great, we do, too. At Breezeline, you will get the opportunity to manage, influence, play, create, fix, and re-shape the industry.

About The Job

Position Summary:

Develop, enhance, and execute Workday Payroll functions and activities for internal and external clients. These activities include, but are not limited to, administration of payroll, personnel record management, conducting payroll reporting and auditing duties, employee and/or labor relations, benefits administration, employee training and mentoring, process documentation, and special projects as assigned.

  • Prepare and process bi-weekly, multi-state payroll, including but not limited to base pay, overtime, differentials, commissions, bonuses, and statutory and supplemental benefits
  • Record off cycle bonuses, fringe benefits, third party sick pay, and stock activity ensuring proper tax treatment, 401(k) calculations, and reporting on W-2's
  • Enter off-cycle, on-demand payments as needed
  • Load payroll input via Enterprise Interface Builders (EIB's - Workday Templates)
  • Enter tax adjustments as required
  • Launch integrations and file post-payroll reports with third-parties (401k, ESPP, Union Dues, etc.)
  • Support various internal and external audits including but not limited to 401k, workers compensation, ACA and benefits audits
  • Maintain strong evidence of the execution of payroll controls established in partnership with the internal Payroll and Audit teams
  • Promptly execute all pre and post processing audits to validate payroll accuracy
  • Prepare payroll related balance sheet reconciliations and monthly reporting as needed
  • Serve as subject matter expert (SME) on Workday Payroll and Time Tracking
  • Identify system changes required to comply with company policy or labor laws, work with internal and external HRIS teams to implement those changes, and perform rigorous testing prior to migrating changes into the Workday production environment
  • Provide customer service and problem resolution to colleagues
  • Investigate, respond and resolve colleague inquiries (e.g. payroll, benefits, employment tax etc.
  • Inform key stakeholders regarding errors or corrections as appropriate
  • Ensure payroll operations comply with company policies, federal, state and local regulations (minimum wage, FLSA, FMLA, final pay, etc.)
  • Support acquisitions, divestitures, and other organizational changes
  • Support HR Timekeepers and HR Business Partners with payroll related job aids, supplemental learning, FAQ's and check-ins to determine the needs of colleagues in all US locations
  • Responsible for tax registration in new states and localities (SIT/SUI/Local)
  • Utilize ADP Smart Compliance for ancillary services such as employee wage payments, wage garnishments/support orders, unemployment compensation, tax filings and annual reconciliations/audits
  • Escalate potential service issues to the Payroll Supervisor, Director of Payroll or Head of HR as necessary
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

  • Minimum of 3 years of US Payroll experience in a multi-state environment
  • Knowledge of payroll administration, controls, governance, and accounting best practices
  • Knowledge of current federal, state, and local regulatory and compliance obligations
  • Understanding of multi-state payroll practices, requirements, and financial/tax implications
  • Knowledge of Workday Payroll module required (other systems a plus)
  • Knowledge of flexible spending plans (Cafeteria 125), garnishments and 401k plans
  • Must have working knowledge of FLSA regulations and worker classification tests
  • CPP or FPC a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and usage of common Excel functions
  • Excellent time management, goal setting and interpersonal skills
  • Strong and effective communication skills both orally and written

Location: Massachusetts


Available Benefits:
  • Competitive salary
  • Medical coverage (including prescription and vision plans)
  • Dental coverage
  • Life insurance (1x salary at no cost to employee)
  • Long and short-term disability insurance (at no cost to employee)
  • Voluntary employee, spousal, and child life insurance
  • Company recognized holidays with additional floating holidays
  • Paid time off (PTO) programs
  • Comprehensive "Hybrid" work policy
  • 401(k) plan eligibility (company match 50% up to 5% of eligible contributions)
  • Participation in the Employee Short Term Incentive Plan (STIP)
  • Participation in the Cogeco Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Complimentary and discounted broadband services (for those in our service area)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Headspace Membership

Location :
Quincy, MA

Company :


At Cogeco, we know that different backgrounds, perspectives, and beliefs can bring critical value to our business. The strength of this diversity enhances our ability to imagine, innovate, and grow as a company. So, we are committed to doing everything in our power to create a more diverse and inclusive world of belonging.

By creating a culture where all our colleagues can bring their best selves to work, we're doing our part to build a more equitable workplace and world. From professional development to personal safety, Cogeco constantly strives to create an environment that welcomes and nurtures all. We make the health and well-being of our colleagues one of our highest priorities, for we know engaged and appreciated employees equate to a better overall experience for our customers.

If you need any accommodations to apply or as part of the recruitment process, please contact us confidentially at
Apply for this job now


  • Job Reference: 706383625-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Cogeco Inc.
  • Location: Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: HR / Recruitment
  • Job Type: Permanent