Walpole Co-operative Bank

Human Resources Generalist - Payroll Administrator

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Human Resources Generalist – Payroll Administrator
Walpole Co-operative Bank
Walpole, MA

About Walpole Co-operative Bank

Walpole Co-operative Bank is a community bank dedicated to meeting the needs of the communities we have served for the last century. Our office is located in the heart of Walpole and our focus has always been helping local people, businesses and non-profit organizations reach their goals. Our perspective is unique because it is local and hyper-focused on the specific needs of our wonderful community. We are a high performing, financially sound, independent community bank. Our commitment is to provide quality banking solutions that support the economic vitality of the individuals and businesses within the markets we serve. This commitment strengthens local communities, creating a positive impact on people’s lives.

Walpole Co-operative Bank believes in rewarding its employees for their hard work and contributions to the team. Full-time employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including 401(k).

Position Summary

Walpole Co-operative Bank is seeking a highly professional Human Resources Generalist – Payroll Administrator who will provide HR support to employees working closely with the Senior HR management team. The Human Resources Generalist – Payroll Administrator will perform a full-range of HR functions including payroll, benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment, employment law compliance, and other functional areas of Human Resources.

Job Responsibilities


  • Prepare and process weekly payroll and report pension withholding taxes to MA Department of Revenue; review and ensure accuracy of the quarterly payroll taxes
  • Review employees’ timecards for accuracy and input time entry into payroll system; monitor employee tardiness and attendance
  • Assist employees with payroll questions; process all changes
  • Review 401(k) funding reports and ensure accurate and timely funding


  • Lead open enrollment process
  • Assist employees with all benefits questions, including benefit eligibility dates, review of completed benefit forms for accuracy, and submission of enrollment in a timely manner
  • Reconcile and pay monthly insurance vendor invoices on time
  • Interact with benefit vendors and assist with annual open enrollment negotiations
  • Administer Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Reimbursement Accounts and ensure that all invoices and claims are paid promptly
  • Serve as the Bank’s point person with the Cooperative Bank Employees Retirement Association (CBERA)
  • Provide departed employees with information regarding termination of benefits and COBRA administration when applicable
  • Administer medical and prescription insurance programs for retirees
  • Preparation of monthly and year-end reports for medical, flexible spending and retirement programs

Human Resources:

  • Facilitate recruiting process; place employment ads, review applicants and refer qualified individuals to managers
  • Facilitate pre-employment reference checks and background checks for prospective employees
  • Perform new hire orientation, provide positive onboarding experience, and monitor engagement and performance throughout the employee life cycle
  • Perform exit interviews; provide feedback to senior management
  • Maintain employee records ensuring accuracy, compliance, and confidentiality
  • Maintain HR Policy Manual and Employee Handbook; update as necessary
  • Manage unemployment claims and quarterly reports
  • Manage disability and workers’ compensation claims
  • Assist with salary, benefit, and Directors’ surveys
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of new HR initiatives and programs
  • Ensure labor law and required OSHA postings and company bulletin boards are current

Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three to seven years’ payroll and human resources experience, with at least two years’ experience within the financial industry preferred
  • High degree of accuracy, detail-orientation and ability to work independently
  • High level organization skills; able to set priorities
  • Effective written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills
  • High degree of professionalism to maintain company and employee confidentiality
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; prior experience with HRIS systems
  • Completes and passes all Bank related regulatory and compliance training
  • Participates in community events as needed


Applicants, as well as position incumbents, who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

Walpole Co-operative Bank is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under no circumstances will Walpole Co-operative Bank discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.

Job Information
  • Location:
    Walpole, Massachusetts, 02801, United States
  • Job ID:
  • Posted:
    May 17, 2019
  • Position Title:
    Human Resources Generalist - Payroll Administrator
  • Company Name:
    Walpole Co-operative Bank
  • Industry:
    Banking / Accounting / Financial
  • Job Function:
    HR Generalist
  • Entry Level:
  • Job Type:
  • Min Education:
  • Min Experience:
    3-5 Years
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