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Renewable Energy Group Payroll Specialist in Ames, Iowa

The Human Resources and Payroll Coordinator is responsible for updating and maintaining the integrity of employee and payroll related data, providing customer service to employees at various levels for human resources and payroll related questions or issues, and ensuring timely and accurate payroll processing.


  • Administer end to end payroll process for 800+ U.S. employees on a biweekly schedule.

  • Ensure compliance for exempt and non-exempt employee populations to include garnishments and bonus/severance coordination/payout/tracking.

  • Assist with resolution of errors and system problems by analyzing all payroll related data and then researching and finding solutions.

  • Provide a high level of customer service as the primary contact for payroll related employee inquiries and troubleshooting payroll related issues.

  • Identify process improvement initiatives and define standards for new processes.

  • Assist in establishing payroll procedures and guidelines as well as troubleshooting payroll problems.

  • Oversee periodic reviews/audits of payroll related processes to ensure compliance with all policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local laws.

  • Manage employee changes in the HRIS system (job transfers, compensation changes, terminations, LOA, promotions, demotions, benefit deductions).

  • Establish and maintain relationships with the other functional areas such as Finance, Compensation, and Benefits and act as a resource for payroll related requests.

  • Review time sheets, work charts, wage computation, and other information to detect and reconcile payroll discrepancies.

  • Continually update knowledge of legal or regulatory environments.

  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in human resources or related field is preferred.

  • Minimum of 1 year of high volume end to end payroll processing experience required with experience in multi-state corporation

  • Knowledge of wage and hour laws, tax reporting and FLSA

  • Thorough knowledge of payroll related state, legal, tax, and compliance requirements

  • Demonstrated understanding of basic accounting principles including journal entries and reconciliations

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously and independently; detail- oriented

  • Ability and comfort level handling and protecting highly confidential and sensitive information

  • Excellent software skills, with high proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Highly detail-oriented and analytical

  • Experience with ADP or Workday

REG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.