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Payroll-HR Specialist

Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

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ID: 46219

Posted On 04/16/2024

Job Overview

Are you interested in the intersection of human resources and finance? We are on the lookout for a Payroll/HR Specialist to join our growing team! As the heartbeat of our organization, you will play the pivotal role in ensuring seamless payroll processing and championing human resources initiatives. Join us on the journey where your skills will make a real impact on both our employees and the success of our company!

A day in the life of our Payroll/HR Specialist includes processing bi-weekly payroll, for both US & Canadian employees, assisting the HR department administratively, ensuring compliance with payroll and HR policies as well as collaborating with multiple teams to implement continuous improvements to our processes.

Characteristics of what we’re looking for in a Payroll/HR Specialist…

  • Bachelor’s degree (May 2024 graduates are welcome to apply!)
  • Tech savvy and enjoys paperless processing
  • Sharp eye for detail and commitment to accuracy – our employees need to know their paycheck is timely and precise
  • A mindset geared towards continuous improvement
  • Experience with isolved HCM a plus, but not required

Why us? We understand it’s more than just a job!

Choosing a career path can be one of the most important decisions in one's life. Work is part of a person's identity. People need compelling reasons to remain at a job and a company day after day, year after year. As you consider a career change, we understand the benefits an employer offers are just as appealing as the job itself.

Westmark Enterprises offers -

  • Job Stability. Kendall Hunt and their family of companies have been around for over 75 years
  • Career Growth. Gain some great experience to promote to higher roles - many of our leadership and upper management staff worked their way up in our family of companies
  • Affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance with Company paid life insurance, short term and long term disability
  • Generous company match on 401(k) plan, as well as profit sharing
  • 15 days of PTO at hire, plus paid holidays
  • Scholarship and tuition reimbursement

About Us

Westmark is a support organization headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa that provides HR support for over 350 employees throughout the US and Canada in our affiliated companies, including Kendall Hunt Publishing, Westmark Development, Great River Learning, RCL Benziger, and Paradigm Education Solutions. To learn more about us, visit our website at

An Equal Opportunity Employer


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Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

About the Company

As a leader in customized education publishing solutions, Kendall Hunt has been privately owned and operated for more than 75 years.  We currently employ approximately 225 people at our Dubuque, Iowa, headquarters, with an additional 70 people throughout the United States.

Our mission is to meet the specific needs of the marketplace in a unique and progressive manner, and we are committed to excellence and employee growth and development.

We offer career opportunities in sales and acquisitions, account management, project development, customer support, information technology, finance, accounting, clerical support and human resources.  We provide a comprehensive benefit package and full-time and part-time flexible schedules, including internships.

Our Higher Education Division is a leader in custom publishing of high quality educational products, services and solutions to the higher education market, including digital solutions and eBooks as well as printed material.

Our PreK-12 Division is a leader in publishing solutions of innovative, hands-on inquiry based solutions for the PreK-12 market.

We also collaborate closely with our related educational technology solutions companies to develop and customize publications that integrate multi-media and technology to meet the learning needs and expectations of today’s students.

For more information, visit Kendall Hunt’s website

An Equal Opportunity Employer