Mar 06, 2019

Payroll and HR Assistant ADMIN203062019 Corporate Headquarters - California, MD

  • AMEWAS American Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc.
  • California, MD, USA
Full-Time Accounting Administration Defense Government Human Resources Other

Job Description

AMEWAS, Inc., a growing Department of Defense (DoD)/ Federal Contractor, is seeking highly motivated and talented Payroll and Human Resources Assistant to support the Corporate office.   The Payroll and HR Assistant reports to the Payroll Manager and is responsible for the delivery of payroll services to employees. The Payroll and HR Assistant must be knowledgeable in payroll taxes and, although not required, federal/state labor law knowledge desired. This position requires excellent communication (written and oral), computer and organizational skills. The ability to multi-task in a high-paced environment is essential. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary.  The ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality required.

Location:  California, Maryland:  Best Places for Tech Jobs (#4); to learn more about our surrounding location, please visit

A typical day as a Payroll and HR Assistant may include:

  • Payroll recordkeeping, fielding phone calls and assisting employees with tax and payroll inquiries.
  • Track payroll postings to the general ledger to ensure proper accounting.
  • Prepare and track miscellaneous payroll deductions
  • Prepare payroll tax payments for payment processing
  • Prepare payroll deductions for payment processing
  • Prepare spreadsheets for upload to Principal for 401k
  • Assist with payroll processing verification
    • Verify payroll folder entries
    • Verify payroll reports prior to general ledger posting
  • Assist with reconciliation of PR deductions/contributions to vendor billing statements, payroll edit and employee master files (within Costpoint)
  • Work in conjunction with HR Generalist to ensure benefit deductions and contributions are entered correctly in Costpoint prior to payroll processing.
  • Work with Payroll and HR to configure benefits packages in Costpoint during the open enrollment cycle. 
  • Assist HR Generalist in onboarding new employees (as a backup)

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 3-5 years’ related experience; degree may substitute experience requirements
  • Costpoint experience required
  • Deltek Employee Self Service (ESS) experience desired

Education and Certifications:

  • High School Diploma

This position is classified as AMEWAS labor category Administrative Assistant.

AMEWAS participates with E-Verify to confirm eligibility to work in the United States.

AMEWAS Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer for all including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Soft Skills & Competencies Required:

Customer-focused attitude with high level of professionalism and discretion. Ability to work effectively with management and part of a team to meet targets.  Is reliable, possesses initiative, and works well as an individual or part of a team.

Physical Environment and Working Conditions:

The physical environment requires the employee to work in an office, sitting in a cubicle or at a desk, looking at a computer for most of the workday.  Work is physically comfortable. The employee has discretion about walking, standing, etc.

The employee may be required to walk short distances to offices/conference rooms and buildings on site.  In some occasions, the employee may be required to drive to offices or buildings near the work site.  In rare occasions, travel may be required.

If interested, please submit your application.

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