Payroll Specialist

2 months ago
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CORT is a Berkshire Hathaway Company that has been in business since 1971. We are one of the country’s leading service providers to businesses and individuals in transition. CORT is the world’s leading provider of furniture rental, tradeshow and event furnishings, and relocation and transition services. We have locations throughout the U.S. and in the UK. As an organization, CORT's greatest assets are the more than 2,000 employees working nationwide.


Today, CORT has more than 100 showrooms, clearance centers and distribution facilities across the United States, operations in the United Kingdom and a Global Network of partners servicing more than 70 countries around the world.


CORT is the nation’s leading provider of transition services, helping millions of individuals and more than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies with their event and relocation needs making a house a home, an office a great place to work and an event a memorable celebration.


Performs and maintains all activities necessary to process one or more payrolls weekly, including maintaining related records, filing tax reports, processing involuntary deductions such as levies and garnishments, preparing accounting transactions and documents, documenting and updating procedures, and preparing special reports for data integrity.


  • Process and maintain payroll database files and tables to include creating payroll models, maintaining earnings and managing employee tax tables for the processing of payroll using the Ultimate Software, UltiPro application.
  • Responsible for the processing of weekly and bi-weekly payrolls to include, opening payroll, balancing payroll, submission of tax, garnishment and direct deposit file transmissions, general ledger creation and tax reconciliation.
  • Assist in the administration of the NOVAtime team management and security setup and maintain a good working knowledge of NOVAtime administration and file creation. May be responsible for assisting and training CORT managers in the day-to-day processing and operation of NOVAtime.
  • Develops custom reports using the UltiPro report writing solution to gather and report data as necessary in order to meet the requirements of the company, management and staff.
  • Assist in managing, maintaining and responding to content for email box. Distributes payroll requests as necessary to appropriate team members for processing.
  • Maintain accurate payroll records and employee files within the payroll system. Creates and reviews audit reports to maintain a high level of data integrity and reconciliation of payroll account.
  • Ensure accurate employee tax set-up. Assist in the research of state and federal tax issues to include the processing of prior quarter adjustments.
  • Familiar with payroll policy and procedures – both internal and external that impact payroll processing (e.g., compliance issues).
  • Able to translate employee needs and requirements into system specification and requirements.
  • Maintain all interfaces for tax liability and wage disbursement information.
  • Assist with researching and resolving tax inquiries and delinquent tax notices.
  • Assist with necessary system adjustments/corrections that affect an employee’s W-2 wages.
  • Support and collaborate with Benefits, HRIS, Human Resources and Accounting on payroll, deduction and account reconciliation issues.
  • Develop positive working relationships with Global Cash Card vendor in order to directly manage and control the outcome of issue resolution.


  • High school diploma or general education degree, (GED)
  • College bachelor’s degree preferred in a related area;
  • one to three years of experience and/or training in the field; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • knowledge of payroll systems; internet software; Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Access
  • basic fundamental knowledge of computer information systems and networking
  • have reliable transportation for business purposes and will need a valid local state driver's license
  • Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC)/Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification in the following is preferred but not required

Additional Information

As part of a national company, CORT Furniture Rental offers opportunities for career development, professional growth, competitive salaries with position-specific incentive or commission plans, a comprehensive benefit plan, 401(k) and Profit Sharing, educational expense reimbursement and employee discounts.


For more information on CORT Business Services, please visit our website at


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