Payroll Specialist / Accounts Receivable

Wallingford, CT, 

United States

About the position

The Payroll Administrator is primarily responsible for ensuring that all employees are paid in a timely and accurate manner. This position also will be accountable for Accounts Receivable and collections work for the company.


Payroll Administration

  • Perform all aspects of payroll administration including but not limited to primary liaison responsibilities with external payroll service provider.  Prepares, analyzes, and transmits payroll data to the payroll service provider electronically.
  • Compiles payroll data and statistics for the calculation of payroll and to perform complex analysis.
  • Prepares and/or reviews data upload of payroll data to general ledger.
  • Performs queries as well as researches and responds to inquiries related to payroll tax, benefits, garnishments, and payroll operations.
  • Assists with the processing of infrequent off-cycle manual payroll checks.
  • Works collaboratively with Human Resources to update employee payroll information including new employee, change of status employees, benefit deductions, credits, and employee terminations in ADP.
  • Aid with all internal and external audit requests related to payroll.
  • Maintains through ADP all personal time off accruals.
  • Ensures appropriate internal controls are maintained.
  • Works with employees to help them understand payroll adjustments.
  • Understands Company’s employee policies regarding compensation, work schedules, time away from work policies and practices.
  • Reviews Company’s policies for payroll tax regulatory compliance supported by the controller or treasurer and implement changes to the Payroll system accordingly.

Accounting Responsibilities

  • Update daily reconciliation of cash including download bank activity, reconcile general ledger and apply cash received to open accounts receivable.
  • Assist in invoicing shipments and advance invoices, as needed and assistance in the collection of accounts receivable by contacting customers by phone and/or by e-mail.
  • Assist controller with special projects including account reconciliations and ad hoc reporting to support inquiries from internal customers and/or parent corporation.




Minimum of an Associate’s degree or equivalent required, Bachelor preferred.

Required skills and abilities

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in payroll administration.
  • Understanding of basic accounting principles and strong financial acumen.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis.
  • Able to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment.
  • Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in a Windows environment.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.), Internet, and other programs as needed (e.g., mail merge, data base management).
  • Demonstrated ability to handle complex and multiple tasks in a professional and efficient manner.
  • Professional, courteous demeanor and appearance; ability to engage positively and work professionally all employees.

Preferred skills and abilities

  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or other certification preferred but not required.
  • Experience with third party payroll service.  Previous ADP Workforce Now experience would be preferred.


  • Ethical Practice
  • Communication
  • Positive Demeanor
  • Attention to Detail
  • Time Management
  • Prioritization
  • Critical Thinking
  • Relationship Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Business Acumen


  • Nel will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided.
  • Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.


To apply, please send your cover letter and resumé to

Closing date

Applications for this position must be received by 30/01/2021

About Nel

Nel is a global, dedicated hydrogen company, delivering optimal solutions to produce, store, and distribute hydrogen from renewable energy. We serve industries, energy, and gas companies with leading hydrogen technology. Our roots date back to 1927, and since then, we have had a proud history of development and continuous improvement of hydrogen technologies. Today, our solutions cover the entire value chain: from hydrogen production technologies to hydrogen fueling stations, enabling industries to transition to green hydrogen, and providing fuel cell electric vehicles with the same fast fueling and long range as fossil-fueled vehicles – without the emissions.

Equal opportunity employer

Nel is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

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