Upstate SC Chapter
of the American Payroll Association

Welcome to the Upstate SC APA!

Chapter #153 of the American Payroll Association has been created in the Upstate of South Carolina.  The chapter will serve the areas of Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson as well as the other surrounding counties and cities.


  * 2016-2017 Meeting Schedule Available *
      See Upcoming Meetings Tab
                    November Meeting will be at GHS- Grove Road:
                Be sure to check the Upcoming Meetings page for address.

    The following have been elected:
    President - Marlon Baese, GHS
    President Elect - Sherry Johnson, American Services, Inc
    Secretary - Cyndi Bryson, Plastic Omnium
    Treasurer - Denise Salopek, Young Accounting

    The chapter got its start when a small group of payroll professionals decided it was time to provide continuing education and networking opportunities for payroll and human resource professionals in the area.
    In the future the group hopes to offer study groups for those who would like to sit for the CPP and FPC exams as well as get involved in the community.     

  Do you have payroll/HR/accounting related  positions open at your employer? 

      We will be happy to include your listing on the Website.
      **Applicants - Please be sure to contact job posting contact only. does not have job information.**

      Payroll Specialist
      Spartanburg District Seven 7
      Qualifications:  High School Diploma/GED, Associates Degree preferred.  Payroll experience.
      (Preferably in a school district or other government agency), Strong work ethic; Professionalism; ability to deal sensitively with confidential material; strong communication skills; decision-making, problem-solving and analytical skills; organizational, multi-tasking and prioritizing skills.
      Reports To:  Director of Finance
      Contact: Melissa Campbell
      610 Dupre Dr.
      Spartanburg, SC 29307


      Senior Analyst, Payroll/Benefits
      Qualifications:  The person in this position should have the following credentials:   University/College graduate with degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or relevant  computer/software related fields and five years’ experience in Finance, Payroll/Benefits, and Information  Systems or equivalent combination of education and experience.     Previous experience with SaaS/Cloud based ERP systems (Human Resources/Payroll/Finance functionality),  Infor/Lawson S3 & GHR, and Time & Attendance systems preferred.      Proficiency with business intelligence tools and relational database systems to query and sort data; SQL, Crystal  Reports; MS Excel and Access.   Strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills.   Aptitude to learn quickly and work independently. 

            Job Goal:  Under general direction, manages the daily technical and reporting needs of the District’s Infor/Lawson ERP System,  emphasis on Financial/Payroll/Benefits, and the Kronos/TimeLink Time and Attendance System.  Supports internal  customers in functional areas and serves as technical liaison to the District’s Educational Technology Services (ETS) and  Human Resources (HR) departments.

      Payroll Analyst

      Payroll Processing – process weekly, biweekly and semimonthly payroll cycles for hourly
      employees in a multi-state environment using ADP EV5.
      Responsible for preparing, processing, and reconciling various complex payroll transactions,
      including pre-payroll processing preparation and post-payroll processing adjustments and
      corrections; Audit electronic timesheets to ensure accuracy and completion; Process all wage
      garnishments, including communicating with the employee, setting up the garnishments in ADP
      Enterprise and ensuring the proper execution of all garnishments; Process all payroll change
      requests including direct deposit, tax withholdings, 401k contributions.
      Minimum 5 years payroll experience.
      Required to obtain the American Payroll Association Certification within one year of hire at either
      the Fundamentals of Payroll Certification FPC or the Certified Payroll Professional CPP.
      High School Degree required; BA/BS or Associates Degree preferred; Training in payroll
      processing and automated payroll systems preferred
      Payroll Software Experience required: ADP EV5 or WFN
      Time and Attendance Software Experience preferred: Kronos or ADP eTime


              Payroll Tax Notice Resolution Specialist
              Position Summary:
      This full time position is responsible for Notice Resolution as it relates to Local, State and Federal Tax Authorities.
      Research of tax issues by coordinating with internal staff, clients and agencies to find a quick and accurate
      Key job duties included:
      Investigate, determine the status and resolve payroll tax related notices.
      Perform tax filing research as needed.
      Track and maintain accurate tracking of issues.
      Provide weekly updates to Director of Tax.
      Contact clients and/or agencies as needed.
      Assist in Quarterly and Annual tax filings

      The Payroll Tax Notice Resolution Specialist will possess a strong desire to provide excellent service and the
      ability to following up will come naturally. The candidate will be motivated by doing it right the first time, solving
      problems, be detail-oriented and effective at helping others. Must be able to function in a team environment, and
      be PC literate and must possess or develop:
      o Analytical knowledge
      o Tax and/or Payroll experience (required)
      o Intermediate Excel experience
      o Evolution experience (preferred but not required)
      o ANTS (Agency Notice Tracking System) experience (preferred but not required)
      o Professional etiquette
      o Excellent Organization skill set
      o Excellent Communication skills
      Immediate opening- looking to fill as soon as possible.
      Greenville, SC location
      Performance Payroll Proprietary and Confidential

      Send Resume to:

      Accountemps: Payroll Specialist Needed!!

      A successful candidate would be someone who is very organized and has the ability to juggle multiple projects!! This is a temp to hire role with an outsourcing payroll company in Greenville.

      Job Duties Include and are not limited to:

      ·         Communicating with clients via email and phone to provide quality customer service

      ·         Data entry

      ·         Payroll reconciliations

      ·         Payroll tax filings (multi-state payroll tax experience a PLUS!!)

      ·         Ability to work with multiple software systems


      ·         Minimum of 3 years of payroll experience

       Pay is dependent on experience, but starts at $16/hr.  Interested candidates please email your resume in MS Word to Katie Groves at

      Payroll Processor
      Newly established headquarters located in Greenville looking for a payroll processor.
      ADP experience required.
      High Volume
      Multi-State Payroll
      Direct Hire Position
      Salary Range DOE $40k-$55k (DOE)

      Contact: Leanne Veach

      Payroll Administrator
      The Payroll Administrator is accountable and responsible for all aspects of quality service for clients. Contacts and assists clients in process of obtaining information for payroll production and tax related issues; verifies totals, responds to/resolves client questions and problems and delivers quality customer service.


      Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

    • Two or more years of payroll processing experience
    • Solid understanding of payroll and payroll tax laws required
    • Proven facility in MS Office, data entry and office equipment (e.g., telephone, head set, 10-key or calculator, computers, FAX machine, printer/copier)
    • Proven facility in customer service, and problem resolution
    • Must be able to work under tight deadlines
    • Excellent written, oral, and presentation communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills

    Send Resume to:

    Kerri Mercier • HR Specialist
    Fax:  864-660-6973

    Payroll Analyst - Direct Hire

    Job Duties:
    Process Weekly, Biweekly, Semimonthly payroll in assigned states, Enter and verify Garnishments, Adjustments, Process all change requests, Payroll reconciliations to the GL, Create and distribute various payroll reports monthly

    ·         5 -7 Years of processing experience with payroll, Payroll taxes, journal entries, account reconciliations
    ·         CPP or FPC Required, or desire to obtain it within a year of hire
    ·         Associates or Bachelor’s Degree Required
    ·         Experience in ADP Required
    ·         Advanced Excel- V lookups, pivot tables
    ·         Experience within federal, state and local tax laws
    Contact:  Janell Pennington at for confidential consideration.

    Payroll Manager
    Job Description: Responsible for timely and accurate multi-state payroll processing for 1,500+ employees while following company policy and procedures along with federal and state regulations.    Hands On position.  Processing and reporting; Management and supervision; Payroll taxes and Regulatory Compliance; Policy and Procedures.
    Bachelor's Degree; CPP Preferred
    5-7 years overall payroll experience
    2-3 years of payroll management or supervision
    Experience in the financial services industry and experience in a public company a plus.

    Contact Elizabeth Palmisano

    Treasury Specialist
    Job Description: Perform centralized payment processing duties (check payments, ACH and wire functions), maintain and assist with verify incoming and outgoing funds of te company and be the main contact between branches and banks.
    Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance or related field
    2+ years in an accounting and/or treasury role
    Working knowledge of Treasury Management products and systems; wire transfers, lockbox, and ACH processing
    Willingness to work a flexible schedule

    Contact Elizabeth Palmisano






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