Payroll Assistant

Project Renewal’s mission is to end the cycle of homelessness by empowering individuals and families to renew their lives with health, homes and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.


Title:                     Payroll Assistant

Program:             Human Resources


*We are seeking a detail-oriented professional to provide support in the Payroll and Human Resources Departments.* 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties of the Payroll/HR Assistant include but are not limited to the following activities: 

  • Assisting in all aspects of the bi-weekly payroll process including calculating hours/earnings, entering new hire, termination and pay data into ADP software
  • Processing garnishments
  • Sorting paychecks and timesheets
  • Completing employment verification
  • Photocopying, filing, data entry
  • Preparing payroll reports using ADP Reporting and Enterprise software
  • Calculating vacation accruals and payouts using Excel
  • Covering additional HR functions, as needed



  • AA degree required; BA preferred
  • Must be very organized, flexible and a quick learner
  • Ideal candidate will have experience working in an HR, payroll or accounting department, ideally with payroll experience
  • This position requires the ability to work quickly, accurately and independently and handle confidential and sensitive information discretely
  • Knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office applications -- especially Excel -- required
  • Knowledge of ADP software (including PayeXpert, Workforce Now, Enterprise, HR/Benefits Solution and ADP Reporting) a plus


To apply, submit your resume with a cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to:


Project Renewal is an equal opportunity employer.  Its long-standing policy has been to embrace the equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, religion or creed, gender (see separately issued Gender Discrimination policy for more detail), physical or mental disability, age (18 and over), military status, arrest record, marital status, domestic partnership status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, status as a victim or witness of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking, unemployment status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws.