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Payroll Practitioner

Morristown, NJ
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Payroll Practitioner
Job ID 7309           
Morristown, NJ
Human Resources
Human Resources
Full-Time Regular
High School Diploma/GED
Minimum 3 Years

About Covanta: Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit www.covanta.com .

Information on our facilities is available at www.covanta.com/Our-Facilities. For career opportunities, visit www.covanta.com/Careers . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Covanta is looking for a Payroll Practitioner to process and maintain the domestic payroll for the entire Covanta Environmental Solutions entity. 


  • Accurate and timely domestic multi state payroll processing for over 300 employees bi-weekly and weekly. 
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal tax regulations and company policies.
  • Responsible for ensuring all timecards are compiled and approved in order to process payroll timely.
  • Research, troubleshoot and respond to a wide range of inquiries related to payroll and time & attendance.
  • Make adjustments to employee timecards as needed and validate on the payroll trial.
  • Create, monitor, and troubleshoot employee rotations and pay policy set up.
  • Track and maintain employee accruals annually and resolve any discrepancies immediately.
  • Partner with Benefits Team on any issues with “leave” pay to ensure accuracy.
  • Responsible for processing all staffing transactions (new hires, terms, etc.) into the Workday system with proper backup documentation needed for processing payroll.
  • Provide customer service to all levels of employees in both corporate and facility locations.
  • Set up, maintain, and troubleshoot garnishments for employees and act as a point of contact for agencies and bureaus.
  • Make requests for stop payments, process off cycle payments and reimbursements as needed.
  • Maintain and update employee records.
  • Comply at all times and in all situations with the Sarbanes Oxley policy of Covanta.
  • Provide support to the Payroll team members and Human Resources Dept.
  • Assist with projects as needed

  • Fundamentals Payroll Certification (FPC) or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation preferred, but not required.
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years as a Payroll Practitioner with experience in U.S. payroll.
  • Strong knowledge of payroll & tax regulations/processes. 
  • Experience with Workday or equivalent HRIS/Payroll system.
  • Must be able to multi-task and have superior organizational and analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy a must.
  • PC Proficiency including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with Ceridian Time and Attendance or similar time management system.
  • Experience with the administration of wage attachments and the requirements of each type.

(Internal Tracking Code: *LI-COV)


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