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Coughlan Companies is looking for a full-time Payroll/Benefits Administrator to join team in the North Mankato office.

Coughlan Companies, LLC. – still family-owned and run by fourth-generation Coughlans – serves as a holding company for Capstone. And, honoring the founder’s entrepreneurial spirit, Coughlan Companies continues to drive change within these industries through innovative ideas and focused determination.

The Payroll/Benefits Administrator will be responsible for processing a bi-weekly payroll and for administration of all benefits in a timely manner. This position will obtain information for payroll production and tax related issues, assists with bonus process, HIPPA Compliance, and responds to/resolves employee questions.

1. Analyzes, prepares, and inputs payroll data to produce an accurate bi-weekly payroll. Ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal wage and hour laws.
2. Prepares weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports for management.
3. Compile payroll data such as garnishments, salary adjustments, vacation time, insurance, YMCA, United Way and 401(k) deductions.
4. Maintains affirmative action plan as well as filing the EEO-1 Survey on an annual basis. Report out of results to leaders as needed.
5. Responsible for developing sales plans for all sales commissioned roles in the company and processing payments through the payroll system.
6. Assists with onboarding activities including monthly orientation programs, and first day scheduling.
7. Performs various journal entries and account reconciliations.
8. Orientate new employees on payroll and benefit information.
9. Enroll new employees into health, dental, life, 401(k), and select account plans.
10. Administers workers compensation process, forwards information on to insurance company, and ensures accurate file retention.
11. HIPPA Compliance Officer

An Associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college in accounting or 5 years of payroll or accounting experience or equivalent required. Three or more years of payroll experience preferred.

The following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities are required of this position:
• Thorough knowledge of state and federal employment regulations, employment law, EEO, ADA, and Affirmative Action
• Ability to manage multiple projects successfully
• Ability to prioritize tasks with overlapping deadlines
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
• Ability to identify and solves problems in a timely manner
• Ability to safeguard confidential information
• Strong problem-solving skill set
• Analyzing and interpreting data and prepare sound recommendation
• Strong statistical computations and detail with financial data

We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, paid holidays, disability insurance, life insurance, flex spending and health savings accounts, health & wellness program, 401k with company match, and a rewarding work environment, among other benefits. Our wages are competitive; we offer training; and the opportunity to thrive in a growing business.

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer
Pre-Employment Drug Screen and Background Check Required

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Human Resources Generalist (Exempt position)

Hours:  Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Overtime:  Possible overtime during the week and on weekends

Manager:  Dan Giefer

To apply go to, click on careers, select Mankato, MN, and then follow the steps on how to apply.



 To be considered for this position please contact Amy Wunderle [email protected]

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