Mariner Wealth Advisors

Senior Payroll Associate

Job Location(s) US-KS-Overland Park
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/12/2021 10:29 PM)
# of Openings
Human Resources


Mariner Wealth Advisors is a national wealth advisory firm. Our mission is to help clients and their families navigate their financial future, charting the course to achieve their financial goals today, tomorrow and for years to come. Simply put, we exist to be advocates. We believe everyone can benefit from professional advice and, as our clients’ advocate, we help them make informed financial decisions so they can live a fulfilling life.  Across our firm, we actively nurture the next generation of professionals, give back to the community, and foster a diverse culture where associates genuinely love where they work and receive the support they need to meet their career goals.
We are seeking a Senior Payroll Associate to join our Human Resources team at the Overland Park, Kansas headquarters. The Senior Associate provides support for team functions in the areas of multi-state payroll and payroll tax, HRIS and records management and reporting. This position will also assist in a wide variety of assigned projects aimed at maintaining adherence to compliance standards and providing a high level of client service. 


  • Maintain and process strict deadline-based payroll data and reporting, including off-cycle adjustments or supplemental needs for a rapidly growing multi-state population of roughly 750 associates
    • Provide accurate tracking and entry of all payroll-related information including receiving, translating and relaying pay, taxes, deductions, benefits, garnishments, 401k and miscellaneous processing items
    • Run detailed variance checks, reconciliations and provide necessary reporting for the oversight and authorization of payroll processing
    • Process period reporting, reconciliation and ad hoc requests for various team and interdepartmental contacts for benefit funding/billing and general ledger reporting to company financials
    • Identify, process and respond to tax registrations, inquiries, and adjustments as needed
    • Create and maintain detailed documentation of processes to build upon efficiency and accuracy
  • Receive and process new hire, termination, and ongoing personal and employment data using defined record keeping procedures, including document collection, HRIS data entry, creation and closing of personnel files, I-9s and e-Verify processing
  • Communicate with associates, team members and interdepartmentally regarding questions within the above focus areas, providing direct resolution or appropriate escalation of questions and requests
  • Collect, disperse and file mail/facsimiles as necessary; responding to basic inquiries relating to vendor billing, labor statistics collection, employment verifications, wage garnishments, unemployment inquiries and fraud resolution, and payroll/tax updates
  • Reconciliation of various payroll records to pay and policy practices, including Paid Time Off, Benefit enrollments, and HRIS system changes
  • Assist in the execution of annual compliance and payroll activities, including but not limited to preparation and dissemination of Total Compensation Statements, W-2 forms, worker’s compensation renewal and audits, payroll reporting for company audits, various associate communication and the closing and opening of calendars year checklists
  • Provide back-up support for basic benefit/401k enrollment questions which reinforce knowledge and understanding of our Total Rewards program and its execution within ADP and impacts on payroll
  • Remain knowledgeable of multi-state wage and hour compliance; contribute to the research of regulatory changes for the creation and revision of payroll policies and procedures
  • Various ad hoc tasks, projects and reporting as needed


  • 4+ years’ experience processing payroll and maintaining employment records
  • A bachelors’ degree in accounting, business, or related field preferred
  • Basic understanding of accounting principles and general ledger reporting preferred
  • Experience in a professional services environment providing a high level of client service to individuals at all levels of an organization
  • High accountability to accuracy, attention to detail and work quality
  • Trustworthy; uses discretion and good judgment in the handling of sensitive and confidential information
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Excel and HRIS/payroll systems
  • Possesses or has interest in obtaining a payroll-based certification
  • A self-starter, has the ability to multi-task and organize effectively - completing projects and tasks timely
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective oral, written and phone communication skills
  • Desire to work collaboratively within a team
We welcome your interest in being a part of Mariner Wealth Advisors. We offer our associates an innovative and challenging place to work with camaraderie and teamwork. We are a growth-oriented, entrepreneurial culture that respects people and values talent, experience and ambition.


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