Title:                     Payroll Specialist                            
Position:              Full-Time/Salaried Exempt
Reports To:         Director of Payroll
Division:              River
Schedule:            Hybrid Work Schedule

Location:             Paducah, KY
About Marquette:
Headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky and founded in 1978, Marquette is a leading provider of inland marine transportation services. Our Company operates over 130 towboats on the Mississippi River System, Gulf-Intracoastal Waterway, and near-shore coastwise market. In addition, the Company controls over 1,000 dry cargo barges. The Company has additional offices in St Rose, LA, Lockport, LA and La Porte, TX. With over 1,500 vessel and shore-based employees, Marquette is the largest provider of independent towing services within the inland waterways. We are the only fully integrated fleet in the industry that can do what we do. 
Principal Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Manage and ensure the efficient operation of the payroll function and department, including the generation, distribution, and reporting of the Company’s semi-monthly and special payrolls.
  • Coordinate with the Tax Department to ensure compliance with all federal and state regulatory reporting requirements; assist in preparation and review of data needed for quarterly federal and state tax filings and annual reporting and W2’s.
  • Assist with month-end financial close by reviewing and analyzing data and preparing journal entries and accruals for approval.
  • Resolve employee concerns regarding wage payments and associated taxation or other deduction issues.
  • Ensure timely communication of changes to payroll policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Track, manage and collect benefit premiums and arrearages
  • Assist with Company 401k Plan Administration
  • Consistent focus on process improvement in payroll and general ledger areas of responsibility
  • Other duties as assigned
  • 3-5 years’ experience in accounting or payroll
  • Associate degree or higher in Accounting preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • 401k Plan Administration experience preferred
  • Microsoft Office skills with emphasis in Excel
  • Knowledge of wage and hour laws and regulations
Marquette offers competitive pay, health, dental & vision insurance, 401K plan with company match, bonus plan, company paid life insurance, short- & long-term disability, flexible spending account, critical illness, accident insurance, and other incentives!