Payroll Specialist

Req #
Human Resources
Dallas, TX - Republic Center (HTH)
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Company Name

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Payroll Manager, the Payroll Specialist is responsible for day-to-day administration of the assigned payroll service delivery group. Will reconcile accruals and process personnel changes and terminations relating to payroll. Additional key responsibilities include documenting payroll procedures and ensuring payroll compliance with applicable state and federal wage laws.


Payroll, HR, Human Resources

Essential Functions

  1. Process semi-monthly payroll, manage workflow, and process semi-monthly timesheets to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely.
  2. Process payroll changes including, but not limited to, new hires, terminations, internal transfers, garnishments, manual checks, leave request, various payroll deductions, etc.
  3. Responsible to serve as back-up and cross train for other positions within the payroll department.
  4. Ensure compliance with and follow controls to achieve an error free payroll and detect any discrepancies before they appear on the employee’s paycheck or impact payroll.
  5. Generates a variety of routine and ad-hoc reports relating to payroll, time, paid leave, etc.
  6. Other duties as assigned.



Payroll, HR, Human Resources

Job Requirements

  • High School diploma, general education degree (GED), or equivalent required.
  • 3 years’ or more of relevant work experience. Previous direct experience in payroll preferred.
  • Knowledge of federal regulations relating to payroll such as Fair Labor Standards Act, social security, fringe benefits, and applicable taxes.
  • Ability to think independently and stay abreast of payroll trends as well as legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Strong PC skills, including word processing and spreadsheets via Microsoft Office products as well as custom applications and systems
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines.
  • Must have strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks while paying close attention to details.
  • Ability to identify issues and recommend solutions.
  • Must be able to effectively work with several internal and external partners.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

Payroll, HR, Human Resources


About the Company

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Hilltop Holdings offers a diverse range of financial services through its four primary subsidiaries, PlainsCapital Bank, PrimeLending, HilltopSecurities, and National Lloyds Corporation. PlainsCapital Bank is a leading commercial bank with locations throughout Texas. PrimeLending is a national mortgage provider focused on purchase mortgage originations. HilltopSecurities provides financial advisory, clearing, retail brokerage, and other investment banking services. National Lloyds Corporation is a niche property and casualty underwriter focused on homeowners insurance for low value dwellings. Hilltop Holdings seeks to build the premier Texas-based diversified financial services holding company through acquisitions and organic growth.  To learn more, please visit


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