Payroll Specialist

At MBE CPAs a family of companies, your sense of purpose is clear- you directly impact the success in your communities. Be it the local bakery that has sold your favorite bread for years, the budding entrepreneur that’s getting their business off the ground, or advising your neighbor on maximizing their deductions and planning for retirement, our team passionately works to ensure their communities thrive.

After being a team of a couple dozen 10 years ago, we’re now a firm of 150+ team members and continuing to grow rapidly with 10 office locations across Wisconsin. Even with our growth, we never lose touch with the importance of providing a family-friendly workplace that builds authentic relationships with our clients. Ever committed to providing a flexible workplace, we offer onsite and hybrid opportunities from the majority of our office locations in the state. Don’t let your location and lifestyle prevent you from joining our team!

What would my day look like?

Our affiliate, Payroll Solutions, is comprised of numerous payroll professionals that work together to process payrolls for our many clients that have outsourced and trusted their payroll processing to our team. We are a proud partner and user of the isolved payroll software. Payroll Specialists are responsible for preparing client payrolls in accordance with wage and tax guidelines, processing garnishments, generating payroll documents, and tax reports for clients. This includes:

  • Processing weekly, bi-weekly and monthly payrolls for clients.
  • Processing after the fact payrolls.
  • Generating quarterly payroll reports, 940s and 941s, UCT101.
  • Generating year-end payroll reports to include W2s.
  • Gathering payroll information for Workers Compensation audits for clients.
  • Answering client payroll questions.
  • Updating employee payroll information and adjustments per client requests.
  • Producing reports and gathering payroll information per client requests.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy and understanding payroll deadlines with clear understandings of client needs.
  • Assisting with processing of ingoing an outgoing mail.
  • Assisting other MBE affiliates as needed.

What experience and skills do I need to be successful?

We are always willing to train candidates in the earlier stages of their career or utilize the wealth of skills from a seasoned pro. Here are some skills we’d love to see on your resume:

  • Comfortable working daily on the computer including payroll software and in Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills for interacting with our customers on the phone, via email, and in person.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Previous experience in a related payroll processing role highly desired.
  • Knowledge of payroll law and regulations highly desired.
  • Experience working in the isolved payroll system highly desired.
  • Experience with payroll implementations highly desired, but no required.

Amazing Perks and Benefits Package:

This position pays a competitive wage commensurate with direct experience, skills, and time spent in a related role. We also offer great benefits and perks including:

  • Incredible potential for upward mobility and career growth into your desired area across the affiliate group.
  • Three different medical plan options through Dean Health Insurance.
  • Dental insurance through Delta Dental.
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options for medical or dependent care.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401k employer matching program to save for retirement.
  • Company paid group life insurance.
  • Voluntary supplemental insurance options.
  • Employee referral bonus program.
  • Annual personal tax return prepared free of charge.
  • Annual allowance for employer branded apparel.
  • Annual reimbursement for qualified fitness-related expenses and company sponsored employee wellness program.
  • Tuition reimbursement, CPA assistance, and professional growth opportunities through continuing education.
  • Community involvement reimbursements.
  • Complimentary employee snacks, lunches, and beverages to celebrate team events.
  • Employee outings, events, and gifts.
  • Direct deposit of paycheck.
  • New Client Bonus Program.
  • Manager Bonuses and Merit-Based Bonuses.
  • Company Core Value Rewards.
  • Half-day Fridays and flexible work schedules in the offseason.

What will my schedule look like?

Our firm enjoys the work hard, play hard mantra. Our firm and its affiliate families’ schedule reflects the busy season of the tax industry and come May we embrace our quieter offseason. At MBE, you’ll enjoy the challenge of meeting deadlines during tax season, then late-spring through late-fall when Wisconsin weather is in its prime, you can flex the typical Monday-Friday 8a-5p schedule around any personal passions or family time as long as business needs are being met.

More about the MBE Affiliate Group:

Our parent company, MBE CPAs, is a team of accounting experts who use our industry-based knowledge and expertise to help others succeed in their financial journeys. We expanded our services over the years to include a number of affiliate companies to support the needs of our clients including:

  • Wealth management and fiduciary services through MBE Wealth
  • Payroll and time keeping services through Payroll Solutions
  • Human resources services through Workforce Solutions
  • Marketing, branding, and public relations through Right to Evolve
  • Residential and commercial property management services through REMS
  • Storage solutions through Secure Storage
  • Enterpriser resource planning and customer relationship management software solutions through GoVirtualOffice
  • Services to assist clients in structure of a variety of sales, mergers, and acquisitions through Savvy Business Brokers

We proudly offer services throughout Wisconsin and nationwide with 10 office locations including Fort Atkinson, Mauston, Marshfield, Portage, Reedsburg, Sun Prairie, Tomah, Wausau, Wisconsin Dells-Lake Delton, and our corporate headquarters in Baraboo.

So how do I join?

First step is applying with your resume on Indeed. If your qualifications look like a fit, we will reach out to you to learn more.

Interested in a role with us, but don’t see an opening that’s the perfect match? Please message our Workforce Solutions HR team, Kayla Schaller-Greenwood and Lisa Zautke, directly on LinkedIn to discuss how your skills could contribute to the team.