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WSP USA Specialist, Payroll Services in Ephrata, Pennsylvania

This Opportunity

Join our Payroll Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client's objectives and solves their challenges. WSP is currently initiating a search for a Payroll Specialist . This position can be based in any WSP USA office in the east.

Under minimum supervision, the Payroll Specialist performs duties associated with the processing, generation and distribution of the bi-weekly payroll for 9,500 + employees. Prepares, maintains and transmits files and reports to various agencies and vendors.

Your Impact

  • Administers system interfaces for all pay groups.

  • Process new hires, terminations, status changes in the ADP ProBusiness and ADP WorkForce Now system.

  • Research, calculate and process late and revised timesheets.

  • Research and process all Relocation Expense Reports

  • Setup Garnishment, PAC and United Way deductions.

  • Calculate and distribute payroll wires, taxes and 401k information

  • Process W4 and direct deposit forms

  • Reconcile paychecks and distribute reports from third party deductions

  • Process termination checks

  • Work with HR to resolve issues and problems

  • Monitor the payroll inbox and responds to requests for information for North America.

  • Create and maintain employee personnel files for active and terminated employees including creating folders, coding paperwork, reviewing paperwork and documentation for accuracy.

  • Password resets for ADP ProBusiness WorkCenter.

  • Perform employment, wage and mortgage verifications and garnishments in accordance with company policy.

  • Reconcile the monthly Salaries to Be Distributed

  • Other duties as assigned

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 + years experience in a payroll operation

  • Knowledge of administrative procedures in a payroll function

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Knowledge of federal and state wage and hour laws required

  • Proficient computer knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, Outlook and Word

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP's Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures

  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP's health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree

  • Experience with Canadian payroll and expatriate payroll

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.


WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.