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Lead Payroll and Benefits Specialist

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Apply by 7/31/2024

Posted 2 months ago



Indianapolis, IN, USA

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Job Description

The Lead Payroll and Benefits Specialist role is an ideal opportunity for an individual who enjoys payroll and is looking to grow their knowledge across the HR function and ultimately have a career in Human Resources. This person will work closely with cross-functional Payroll and HR colleagues, and other staff throughout Penske Entertainment to support a large workforce. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability in payroll processing and be a self-starter who provides high-level service and support. They should possess strong relationship-building capabilities and the ability to provide solutions that help us achieve our business goals while fostering an active and diverse culture.



  • Run and review payroll on a bi-weekly basis, which includes collecting, reviewing, entering and balancing all manual timecards and timesheets and preparing payroll imports.
  • Take the lead on the day-to-day operations of all payroll activities and serve as the point of contact for escalated employee payroll inquiries.
  • Maintain the timekeeping system, HRIS records and payroll reporting.
  • Maintain employee files and payroll records as required by law and company policy.
  • Prepare interrogatories, timecard and W-2 research, earnings review, and any other projects, as needed.
  • Provide support and training to other departments for payroll-related activities.


  • Conduct New Hire benefit orientation and enrollments.
  • Administer COBRA notices for offboarded employees.
  • Serve as the on-site point of contact for employee benefit inquiries.
  • Administer the employee educational assistance benefit(s) including tracking requests, approvals, employee use and related reimbursement/payment processes.
  • Champion and educate employees on the company perks and other value propositions.
  • Coordinate wellness initiatives.

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Qualifications Required

  • 3+ years of experience running payroll is required
  • Proficient grasp of payroll concepts, including federal, state, and local regulations
  • Proficient grasp of federal and state employment regulations and compliance procedures.
  • Multi-state tax compliance experience preferred.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational, time management, and prioritization abilities.
  • High integrity and confidentiality, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to be innovative, solution oriented and implement process improvements.
  • Exceptional customer service.
  • Self-starter with a high level of initiative and accountability.

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