Zeal Credit Union
  • Human Resources
  • Livonia, MI, USA
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, PTO/Sick Time, 11 paid holidays.

Are you ready for a career that will provide you with a good work-life balance, a great family atmosphere, paid time off, and paid holidays? Do you enjoy interacting with community members and building trusted relationships? Here at Zeal Credit Union we offer the ability to do just that, and much more.

About Zeal Credit Union:

At Zeal Credit Union, we are passionate about our members and we work hard every day to help them achieve their financial goals.  Working at Zeal isn't just a job or a career; working at Zeal is a calling. So what does it take to work at Zeal Credit Union? It takes Character, Empathy and Passion. These aren't just words to us; they are the core elements of our brand and the principles that guide everything we do. 

The Opportunity:

We are looking for a Payroll and Benefits Specialist to join our family here at Zeal Credit Union. This position will process the Credit Union's payroll, handle enrollment of employee benefits and process and authorize payment for employee benefit expenses. In addition, this position provides general assistance to the Human Resource Manager and supports the Credit Union's brand pillars. This person should be a self-starter with a quick eye and attention to detail. Additionally, the Payroll and Benefits Specialist should be able to manage their time very effectively and be able to multitask.

Duties of the Payroll and Benefits Specialist

  • Possess a passionate devotion to providing outstanding and empathetic service to Zeal Credit Union members and fellow employees.
  • Exemplify Zeal Credit Union's three pillars: live with character, feel with empathy and act with passion.
  • Perform payroll procedures, calculates and processes timecards, orders out bi-weekly payment of wages and prepares journal entries.
  • Processes benefit enrollments for all staff.  Terminates employees from plans as necessary in a timely manner.
  • Maintains the human resource database to include payroll and benefit information; processes payroll and audits payroll reports to ensure accuracy for salary increases, benefit and payroll deductions and payroll adjustments.
  • Responsible for quarter-end and year-end tax deadlines and procedures.
  • Processes IRS reports for testing and compliance to include 5500 forms, 720 and health care reform reporting.
  • Assist with the monthly reconciliation of payroll budget.
  • Reviews and approves for payment employee benefit expenses, including health, dental, optical, life, disability and long-term care insurances, 401k and pension employer contributions.
  • Maintain benefit expense files.
  • Responsible for all aspects of benefits compliance including but not limited to: Maintaining and updating plan documents, distribution and record keeping of mandated notices, governmental agency reporting and non-discrimination testing.
  • Balance employee benefit general ledgers monthly.
  • Calculates and withholds employee benefit cost-shares from wages and remits to appropriate organizations (i.e. flexible spending accounts, health, dental, 401k and pension contributions).
  • Process garnishments and Friend of the Court Orders.
  • Regular, onsite attendance.

Job Qualifications


  • 3 years' experience with payroll administration
  • Understanding of Human Resources, employment, payroll and benefit laws
  • Understanding of general accounting principles and general ledger structure
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • High School diploma or G.E.D.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong research and problem resolution skills
  • Good organizational skills


  • Experience with ADP
  • Experience with benefits administration

Zeal Credit Union is proud to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law.

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