Payroll Specialist – Global Diving & Salvage

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    Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. is the largest diving contractor on the West Coast, based out of Seattle, WA, a leading provider of marine construction and infrastructure support services in the United States, and an internationally recognized casualty responder.

    We are currently seeking a Payroll Specialist to join our team in Seattle, WA. This position is responsible for the full-life cycle payroll processing including preparing and distributing payroll, ongoing reporting needs, and the overall processes involved within the payroll department.

    Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


    Prepare and distribute weekly and semi-monthly payroll for salaried, hourly, and expatriate employees
    Key payroll hours using Microsoft Dynamics Navision (NAV)
    Troubleshoot payroll problems and interface with employees on payroll status including new hires, terminations, leaves of absence, etc.
    Process expense reports
    Prepare pay by verifying time records, calculate, and produce checks or electronic transfers.
    Balance payroll accounts by auditing information, identifying and resolving discrepancies, and initiating journal entries
    Determine payroll liabilities by entering federal and state taxes, 401(k) remittance and direct deposits, union dues, wage assignments and garnishments, etc.
    Remit tax payments by collecting and verifying data, preparing federal, state, and local tax reports, and initiating payment
    Participate in audits of payroll related activity
    Preparation of all monthly, quarterly, and year-end tax forms and submission including W-2s, 940, 941, 1095-C, and SUTA reporting.
    Special projects as needed


    Audit payroll entries to ensure accuracy and post payroll journals to the general ledger
    Update records by reviewing and entering changes in exemptions, insurance changes, deductions, paid-time not worked, status, and pay
    Calculate and maintain ledger of vacation and sick days earned and used
    Complete reports and other requirements associated with year-end or other reporting needs
    Prepare certified payrolls, prevailing wage, and remit union reports
    Fulfill wage garnishment requirements by completing forms, adjusting payroll records, and documenting, deducting, and transmitting withholdings


    Track and maintain required paperwork from HR and hiring managers
    Consistently look to improve the internal controls and processes within the payroll framework
    Weekly monitoring of unemployment claims
    Maintain required payroll files and records



    AA in Accounting or related

    BA degree preferred


    3+ years experience in a processing payroll required

    Experience with unions preferred


    Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Advanced organizational skills

    Excellent interpersonal and team skills

    Excellent Microsoft Suite skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

    Knowledge of Federal and State tax laws, wage and hour laws

    Physical / Mental Requirements

    Perform work in an office setting

    Be available after hours and on weekends as needed

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the objective of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. to obtain qualified employees consistent with position requirements: to seek, employ, promote, and treat all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion/creed, handicap/disability, marital status, genetic information/history, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic or condition protected by law.

    Global will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Global’s legal duty to furnish information. (41 C.F.R. 60-1.35(c))

    If you are a candidate with a disability in need of an accommodation in the application process, please contact 206-623-0621 or email

    Apply online at

    Job Location
    Seattle, Washington, United States
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