Payroll Specialist II - Full time

Tualatin, OR

Are you passionate about Payroll and People?

XeniumHR, a full service HR Consulting firm, is seeking a Payroll Specialist. Many companies can “process” payroll, but few can serve as a “payroll employer.” As a PEO, XeniumHR’s responsibilities and accountabilities extend far beyond traditional payroll service providers. Payroll is a critical deliverable that requires 100% focus. Transaction payroll companies with high volume systems are not always as sensitive to client needs. Clients rely on XeniumHR’s payroll professionals for technical accuracy, the highest level of customer service and improved efficiency and service quality.

Xenium provides a unique opportunity to work with a variety of employers to deliver personalized payroll services. Each Payroll Specialist owns a set of clients for whom they administer full-cycle payroll and reporting, focused on adding value to the clients’ business and operational excellence. Payroll Specialists collaborate as a service team with Xenium’s Benefits and Human Resource teams to develop long-term client partnerships.

Because of the variety of clients that Xenium supports, Payroll Specialists experience continued growth and challenge through working with a variety of businesses and through staying abreast of regulatory and best employer practices.

Key Elements of the Payroll Specialist Position:

Able to process multi-employer and multi-state payroll including garnishments, benefits and taxes according to federal and state wage and hour regulations.

Continually audits for accuracy including a mixture of pay codes with corresponding workers’ compensation codes. Audits W-4’s and complies with IRS compliance letters. Audits vacation, sick and PTO accruals to correctly correspond with each client’s policy. Exercises a great deal of attention to detail in order to accurately prepare and process payrolls.

Consistently provides quality customer service to internal and external clients by providing accurate and compliant answers in a timely manner. Customer service to include emails and phone conversations with same day responses. Analyzes customer concerns and provides resolutions that benefit both the client and are within legal guidelines. Builds a relationship of trust and sincerity with clients.


Work independently while being a valuable member of a small team.

Willingness to embrace change and learn new skills, tools and technology.

Be flexible with assignments and learn quickly.

Manage multiple and competing priorities from equally important clients and work with constant interruptions.

Requires 3+ years of experience in payroll.

Communicate with clients both on the phone and in person to solve technical problems or to provide consultation.


Associates’ degree from two-year college; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Bilingual fluency in Spanish a plus

Commitment to advancing racial equity, and diversity, equity and inclusion practices in the workplace.

Familiarity with multi-state payroll.

Wage and Hour Laws a plus.

Fundamental Payroll Certification preferred but not required.

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. If you enjoy being part of a collaborative HR team, building relationships, and making a difference in workplaces, we encourage you to apply!

XeniumHR is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and inclusion and offering a learning and team-focused environment.