Sarofsky

HR / PAYROLL / BENEFITS ADMINISTRATOR

Sarofsky is a motion design and production studio located in the West Loop. Our staff artists use animation, visual effects, computer graphics and live-action to collaborate with illustrious clientele from concept to delivery, producing work that is visceral, innovative and diverse. We work on advertising and commercial projects, but are best known for our TV titles and Marvel main-on-end sequences. (You can check out some of our latest featured projects here!)

We're currently looking for an HR/Payroll/Benefits Administrator to join our amazing team in a part-time capacity. We're open to a flexible work schedule, as a good work/life balance is essential to everyone at Sarofsky. Also important is our company culture. Take a peek at our blog and Instagram to get to know us a bit better.

Additionally, we're a growing company, with an ever-expanding roster currently at 20 employees. Each day is different and we all find ourselves being constantly engaged and professionally stimulated in new ways. In this particular role, the HR/Payroll/Benefits Admin will be able to continuously expand and improve upon his or her skillset as well as mold this position and build the HR department.

The HR/Payroll/Benefits Admin must have excellent organizational, time management and interpersonal skills. He or she must have at least four years experience working in an HR-related field where typical HR situations were handled on a regular basis. Prior experience with payroll and benefits administration also required.

Job responsibilities include the following:

1. Human Resources:
a. Manage online HR system.
b. Stay in active communication with outside HR representative assigned to our account.
c. Handle any HR-related issues between personnel that may arise.
d. Act as liaison between employees and company management with regards to HR-related issues.
e. Manage employment status for all personnel including selection, hiring, termination, reviews and compensation.
f. Provide guidance and direction to all staff for professional development and to ensure adherence to all company policies.
g. Keep an up-to-date employee handbook with the assistance of outside HR representative.

2. Payroll:
a. Process twice-monthly payroll using online payroll system.
b. Maintain accurate payroll records, as each payroll is different due to invoices from independent contractors or production crew hired by Sarofsky.
c. Stay in active communication with outside Payroll Specialist assigned to our account.
d. Assist Studio Manager in quarterly bookkeeping reviews.
e. Assist Studio Manager in annual worker’s compensation insurance audit.

3. Benefits coordination:
a. Act as main contact between all benefits accounts, including insurance agencies, financial planners and related account people.
b. Handle enrollments, renewals, waivers and terminations for all benefits accounts.
c. Communicate benefits status and costs with all employees during renewals and terminations.

4. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills:
Oral Communication Skills
Written Communication Skills
Customer Service
Negotiations
Organization
Planning
Professionalism
Computer Literacy

Education/Experience:
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; and four years related experience in a similar role, specifically including human resources experience.

Language Ability:
Must have superior interpersonal and communication skills. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language. Ability to read and interpret documents. Ability to write routine reports (including HR documents such as job postings and descriptions, reviews, etc.) and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees.

Computers and Electronics:
Knowledge of the following computer programs is required: Microsoft Word/Apple Pages, Microsoft Excel/Apple Numbers, and Apple/Google Calendar.

Administration and Management:
Knowledge of management principles involved in human resources, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.

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Please send a resume to halley.winer@sarofsky.com to apply.