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Payroll & HRIS Assistant

Main Office (MOS)




As a Payroll & HRIS Assistant you'll be responsible for assisting in various levels of payroll preparation, submission, distribution and reporting. You'll answer routine team member questions and aid in the preparation/completion of regular and special payroll reports, ensure the integrity and confidentiality of payroll-related information, and assist with advising managers on payroll processes. Additionally, you'll assist with maintaining team member personnel information and responding to the high volume of requests of information including verifications of employment and HRIS report requests.


  1. Respond to team member/manager requests and questions on team member and pay-related data.
  2. Assist with preparation and processing of payroll.
  3. Assist with HRIS reporting and data entry.
  4. Ensure all electronic records are kept up-to-date and organized appropriately.
  5. Assist with transmitting payroll on a bi-weekly basis.
  6. Answer Team Member questions regarding payroll and timekeeping policies.
  7. Complete verification of employment (VOEs) timely and accurately, while maintaining and protecting team member's right to privacy and company policy.
  8. Assist in updating data files after each payroll processing; generate and coordinate filing of required payroll reports.
  9. Assist with maintaining complete and accurate team member information in the payroll software based on change forms submitted.
  10. Coordinate use of the time and attendance module ensuring timely submission by team members and managers.
  11. Address, resolve matters, follow-up, and answer team member and manager inquiries regarding payroll issues while ensuring integrity and confidentiality of information; escalate issues as appropriate.
  12. Assist with a variety of internal reporting/research requests.
  13. Contribute to Payroll/HRIS team's efforts by accomplishing related results as needed.
  14. Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum of 2 years experience within a payroll/HR department with at least 1 year working with a multi-departmental, multi-state employer with at least 500 team members
  • Prior experience with SuccessFactors and/or SAP payroll, preferred
  • Canadian payroll experience, a plus
  • Prior experience administering income withholding orders and garnishments, a plus
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational and multitasking skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact in a positive and approachable manner with all levels of team members
  • Ability to work independently, and with others, while prioritizing work
  • Ability to adapt to shifting work priorities
  • Advanced computer proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite with a strong focus in Excel


At Sun Communities, you will be part of an industry-leading organization where you will be challenged, inspired, rewarded and transformed. We place a high priority on our team members, and this is a big part of what sets us apart. We will ask you to give us your very best every day, and will challenge you with interesting work, stretch assignments, a collaborative and supportive work environment and plenty of learning and growth. In exchange, we will reward you with great pay, advancement opportunities, paid time off, great benefits, and flexibility.

  • Comprehensive Medical and Prescription coverage with two PPO plan designs so you can choose the plan that best meets the needs of you and your family
  • Comprehensive Dental Plan
  • Voluntary Vision Plan with the option of electing coverage for you and your family members at affordable rates
  • Voluntary Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • 401(k) Plan with employer matching contribution
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Identity Theft Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement program providing financial support to team members who further their formal education
  • Site Rent Discounts for team members who live in our communities
  • Paid Time Off including nine holidays, vacation, personal, sick time, bereavement and pay for jury duty

Southfield, MI, US

Employment Type:  Regular
Classification:  Full Time
Job Reference:  81282

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Payroll, HR, Data Entry, HRIS, Finance, Human Resources, Administrative

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