Payroll Specialist

May 13, 2021

Position Summary:

3 Step Sports, LLC is looking for a Payroll Specialist to actively support the Accounting Department and the organization as we continue to grow.  3 Step, is the largest youth sport event and club operator in the nation, operating more than 1,100 events and dozens of club programs for athletes ages 8 – 18 spanning 40+ states and across seven sports. This position will be responsible for a variety of tasks all centered around payroll and other various aspects of the cash cycle.  3 Step is rapidly growing and this role will require working both independently and collaboratively with employees in office and across the nation.

Employees will be expected to work in-person at the company’s headquarters in Wilmington, MA and will work 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain employee records in the payroll and ERP systems
  • Approve and post weekly staff time sheets
  • Maintain payroll deductions, deferrals, and withholdings for all employees
  • Perform benefits administration to include vendor change reporting, reviewing invoices for payment, and assisting employees with benefit enrollment, annual renewals, and termination Cobra forms
  • Process and post semi-monthly payroll
  • Maintain payroll reporting records
  • Manage year-end employee W-2 and employer ACA reporting
  • Maintain vendor records and perform annual 1099 reporting
  • Prepare monthly staff time analysis reports
  • Process vendor invoices, including coding to appropriate projects and general ledger accounts and making payments on a timely basis
  • Manage corporate credit cards, including coding to appropriate projects and general ledger accounts and processing payments on a timely basis
  • Review, post, and pay monthly employee expense reports
  • Scan, file, and maintain accounting records
  • Process needed G/L journal entries related to payroll and benefits
  • Reconcile G/L accounts on a monthly basis related to assigned payroll and benefit accounts
  • For assigned G/L accounts, prepare reconciliations and provide supporting documents for year-end financial statement audit
  • Participate in special projects and initiatives and provide general support to Human Resources as needed
  • Other assigned duties as requested



  • 2+ years of payroll experience
  • QuickBooks desktop proficiency
  • Experience in handling sensitive/confidential information
  • 2-year undergraduate degree in Accounting or equivalent
  • Acute attention to detail and a dedication to providing high quality work products
  • Proficient in financial accounting, with strong knowledge of GAAP and financial reporting practices and procedures
  • Ability to quickly assess issues and relevant information to make effective decisions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Proven ability to work with minimal direction, as well as be resourceful and independent in solving problems
  • Willingness to work hard with a positive attitude