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Payroll Associate II - Garnishment Specialist

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: Olive Branch, MS, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: MS-14760
Area of Interest: Accounting - Audit
Organization: Distribution Center
Brand/Division: Mississippi
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Company Overview Example:

Since it was founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma has grown from Chuck Williams' single store in Sonoma, California, into one of the largest retailers in the country, with some of the best known and most beloved brands in home furnishings, including Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, and west elm. That growth continues today. Our Global Supply Chain organization is the backbone of our company and key to its success. Our Distribution Centers serve as vital connections between factories and our retail, online and mail-order customers around the world. The Supply Chain environment is dynamic and fast-paced, and the network is expanding rapidly. If you have a background in distribution, manufacturing, engineering, transportation, finance, human resources or home delivery -- and are looking for a job with a strong opportunity for gaining new skills and for advancement -- our Supply Chain Organization is just the place for you. We employ thousands in our regional distribution operations and in our over 600 retail stores, customer care centers and corporate headquarters. That's why we work hard to support the community, including the institutions that are important to our employees, such as St. Jude Childrens' Research Hospital which we proudly support in its mission to treat and defeat childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Payroll Garnishment Specialist position is responsible for ensuring compliance with multi-state garnishment laws and/or codes. Monitors and reviews Federal/State/Jurisdictional changes to laws and/or codes to maintain integrity and compliance in wage withholding. Verify/interpret/respond to interrogatories and orders. Assist as needed to accomplish departmental/corporate objectives.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

* Coordinate the payroll garnishment process for all corporate, retail store, distribution center and customer care center transactions, in a timely manner and consistent with established garnishment processing requirements. Maintain garnishment files to ensure adequate support documentation is retained per legal requirements.
* Analyze wage withholding orders to determine whether the document in question is legally valid and eligible for processing. Mitigate garnishment processing issues and work to immediately address any noted discrepancies.
* Provide directions and information while adhering to Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA) guidelines for doing so. Interpret and explain WSI corporate policies and regulatory requirements applicable to garnishments processing.
* Effectively communicate, i.e. clear and timely (both verbally and in writing) with courtesy, sensitivity and respect to all payroll partners and 3rd parties (i.e., courts, attorneys and creditors). This includes employing active listening skills, including confirming that the intended message was received.
* Assist with special projects in support of various payroll department initiatives.

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REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

QUALIFICATIONS:

* A.A./A.S. degree and a minimum of four (4) years of payroll industry experience. Previous garnishment experience is REQUIRED.
* The ability to interact with confidential, sensitive material in a discrete manner, while maintaining absolute discretion is REQUIRED.
* Consistently exhibit superior interpersonal skills and professionalism to positively influence work relationships with both internal and external customers.
* Strong PC skills (Excel/Word) is REQUIRED. Experience with ADP (i.e. ProBusiness), Report Writer software (i.e. Crystal reports/ R&R reporting) and Time Tracking software (i.e. KRONOS, TimeTracker) is PREFERRED. A working knowledge of database functions is HIGHLY DESIRED. Experience with Lawson HR a plus.
* The ability to analyze large amounts of data (typically via Excel spreadsheet) along with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and yet consistently meet deadlines is HIGHLY PREFERRED. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are CRITICALLY IMPORTANT.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.


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