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Payroll Coordinator (Part-time)

Posted Date:  May 15, 2024
Requisition Number:  122022



Location: Hershey, PA

Work location: On-site at our West Hershey manufacturing facility.

Schedule: This is a part-time role (20-24 hours each week); ideally every Monday, Tuesday, and every other Thursday (some flexibility allowed).





The Hershey Company West Hershey plant is a Union plant producing products such as White & Milk Chocolate Paste, Kisses, Nuggets, Milk Bars, Almond Bars, Rolo, Syrup & Cookies and Crème in a high-speed complex environment.


At each facility, the processing of the hourly payroll is a key operational/accounting role. The part time payroll clerk will assist the payroll coordinator in ensuring that all pay, and operational controls are in place and providing the needed controls around this critical area of the plant operation.  


Payroll is one area that requires an attention to detail and the ability to work flexible hours within a week to ensure that daily deadlines are met. Additionally, this position will include strong analytical skills required for root cause assessment of payroll issues.  




  • Providing back-up for the payroll coordinator during vacation and other time-off.
  • Providing customer service by answering payroll questions in person, by telephone, or e-mail.
  • Assisting with editing and verification process of the hourly workforce daily time punches into the Hershey automated payroll process
  • Supporting the Payroll Coordinator as they Process the weekly/bi-weekly payroll for the plant hourly employees consistent with company policies and union contract. 
  • Analyze payroll and time keeping data on an on-going basis to identify potential for missing or erroneous data. Analyze processes to suggest opportunities to increase the efficiency and accuracy of processes



Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:


  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to read and interpret policy guidelines and regulation.
  • Exemplary organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility in working hours and schedules
  • Ability to adapt to changing conditions
  • Ability to use Excel for analysis
  • Ability to generate comprehensive reports
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work
  • Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations



Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Associate degree or equivalent education and/or experience preferred.
  • Automated time and attendance system experience and/or General Accounting experience preferred (SAP payroll experience is a plus.)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel required
  • Understanding of how employee attendance practices impact payroll (FMLA, STD, Vacation, etc.) preferred








Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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