Aetna Payroll Specialist in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 41502BR


Complete a variety of payroll transactions within a prioritized work queue to ensure timely and accurate processing

  • Assist employees and management on payroll questions and payroll administration problems

  • Interact with HR departments to work towards a collaborative solution

  • Work as a team towards daily and pay close goals.

    Fundamental Components:

    The ideal candidate would be responsible for the timely and accurate processing of payroll exceptions, benefit and HR transactions for a biweekly payroll of 50,000 employees in a fast-paced production environment. Other responsibilities would include the ability to research and become abreast of federal and state regulations, to calculate gross to net payroll deductions and offsets, a strong mathematical background and possess strong interpersonal (verbal and written) communication skills as well as critical thinking skills. The ability to understand benefit programs and their payroll implications is highly desirable as well.

    The desired candidate should also have the ability to analyze and resolve complex payroll issues from employees, managers, and Human Resources Professionals, as well as possessing strong Excel and technical skills, with experience working on projects, collaborating across teams to improve processes, experience with process documentation, and prioritizing multiple competing priorities. The applicant should be a highly-motivated self-starter who has an interest in continually learning new processes. Finally, the candidate must have experience working with highly confidential and sensitive data as well as have a high level of integrity and work ethics.

    Background/Experience desired

  • Commitment to accuracy required

  • Attention to detail is required

  • Must be a Self-Starter

  • Must be a Critical thinker

  • Must be able to learn and use new software easily

  • Must be able to work in a position where success is measured by metrics

  • Must understand customer service

  • 1+ years of Payroll/Finance/HR business background is strongly preferred

  • 2+ years of experience in a production environment is preferred

  • HR policy interpretation experience is a plus

  • Ultimate Software experience is preferred

  • Professional designation, Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) is preferred


    The minimum level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Associate's degree or equivalent experience.


    Human Resources/Fundamental Payroll Certification is desired


    Functional - Human Resources/Payroll/1+ Years


    General Business/Communicating for Impact/ADVANCED

    Service/Providing Solutions to Constituent Needs/FOUNDATION

    Leadership/Creating Accountability/FOUNDATION


    Leadership/Collaborating for Results/FOUNDATION

    Service/Working Across Boundaries/ADVANCED

    Service/Creating a Differentiated Service Experience/ADVANCED


    Looking for a highly motivated person with a positive attitude that would like to grow with the changing demands of our business. The ideal candidate can work in a production environment, adapt to changing priorities, interpret policies and their payroll implications and can work independently in a team environment.

    Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

    We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

    Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

    Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

    Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

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Job Function: Human Resources