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 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.

We’re currently looking for a 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.

The Payroll/Benefits Admin must have excellent organizational, time management and interpersonal skills. Prior experience with payroll and benefits administration is required. Prior experience working in an HR-related position is a plus.

Job responsibilities include the following:

Payroll:

  1. Process twice-monthly payroll using online payroll system.
  2. Maintain accurate payroll records, as each payroll is different due to invoices from independent contractors or production crew hired by Sarofsky.
  3. Stay in active communication with outside Payroll Specialist assigned to our account.
  4. Provide payroll documents to Studio Manager for quarterly bookkeeping reviews.
  5. Provide payroll documents to Studio Manager for annual worker’s compensation insurance audit.

Benefits coordination:

  1. Act as main contact between all benefits accounts, including insurance agencies, financial planners and related account people.
  2. Handle enrollments, renewals, waivers and terminations for all benefits accounts.
  3. Communicate benefits status and costs with all employees during renewals and terminations.
  4. Manage PTO in online HR platform.
  5. Stay in active communication with outside HR platform representative assigned to our account.

Personnel:

  1. Manage employment status for all personnel in online HR platform.
  2. Keep an up-to-date employee handbook with the assistance of outside HR platform representative.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; and four years related experience in a similar role, specifically focusing on payroll and benefits 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 and e-mail 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 Google Calendar. Familiarity with Paychex Online platform is a plus.

Required Skills:

  • Oral Communication Skills
  • Written Communication Skills
  • Organization
  • Planning
  • Professionalism
  • Computer Literacy

To apply, please send a resume to steven.anderson@sarofsky.com with PAYROLL / BENEFITS ADMINISTRATOR in the subject line.