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Manager Peoplesoft

Stone Mountain, GA
December 10, 2019

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Theresa Qualls, Payroll Administrator

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Stone Mountain, GA 30083


Career Summary

A highly qualified Payroll Administrator pursuing a challenging position with a company, bringing 17 + years of extensive skills in PeopleSoft (versions 8.3 - 9.2) multi-state payroll processing, garnishments, direct deposit (setup, transmitting and confirmation), payroll tax, benefits, year-end adjustments, W2 amendments, system testing (such as: tax updates, PeopleSoft Upgrade, and company acquisitions etc.) and payroll conversion procedures – currently processing under ADP/SAP Global View payroll system.


Kaplan University, Applied Science in Accounting

Wayne State University, JTPA, Information Processing Technology Specialist – Certificate of Completion – May, 1996


Commscope /ARRIS Enterprise Inc. – Payroll Specialist/Administrator 07/08 – Present

Perform full on-cycle payroll processes (creating sheets, entering data, calc, and correcting payroll errors)

Process multi-state garnishment orders – Garnishment compliance

Process special runs and off-cycle payrolls such: as Year End, Commission Bonuses, Stock Options, etc.

Balance and transmit direct deposit files to Bank of America

Run and review various post audit reports and queries ensure accuracy prior to payroll confirmation

Run and pivoted Journal Line and Controller’s reports in PeopleSoft Financials for Journal Entry reporting

Run Payroll Tax Summary Report and balance to ADP Tax Summary

Create and Transmit tax files to ADP (as a backup to Payroll Manager)

Solve payroll tax issues such as: tax setup (making sure local codes are setup our payroll system as well as ADP’s,

Applying for tax account numbers with Tax Collectors, Department of Revenue and Unemployment for both state and local taxes

Make sure the tax reciprocities are correct etc.)

Setup company state and local tax tables

Update state tax rates

Run Employee Count Reports

Setup Payroll Run Tables

Responsible for setting up various payroll calendars for the company to ensure timely payroll processing

Update Payroll Run Calendars

Process earnings, deductions and tax balance adjustments

Trained new members of the payroll team


Consults with the Payroll Manager in developing new payroll processes

Created a new garnishment process for this growing company that allowed both speed and accuracy to the procedure

Part of Arris PeopleSoft 9.1 implementation test team

Member of the payroll conversion team for PACE, Motorola and Broad Band Networks

Help set up new company state tax accounts with the states and unemployment offices

ADP Certificates of Completion courses in State Taxes, Pennsylvania Local Taxes, Garnishments, etc. (will provide upon request).

Create multi-functional payroll communication form that are used company wide

Sears Holdings Corporation – Payroll Specialist 11/05 – 07/08

Provide timely and accurate payroll for approximately 125,000 Kmart associates, 185,000 Sears

Ran a daily Salary Query and processed payroll adjustments accordingly to the job changes

Research Not Okay-to-Pay and Payroll Errors reports for both companies.

Generated off-cycle checks for new hires, rehires, various bonuses, reimbursement checks for commuter’s expense and final pay outs for terminated associates

Analyzed and resolve other payroll related issues such as short-term disability, leaves of absences, Deposit, payroll adjustments, garnishments, audits, payment histories, stop payments, file loads, etc


Relocated from Detroit to Georgia to train Sears employees on Kmart’s payroll processes

Assisted Sears Garnishment Department with garnishment processes in PeopleSoft 8.8

Trained India’s outsource payroll team members on Sear payroll procedures

Kmart Corporation – Payroll Clerk 05/00 – 11/05

Processed/distributed payroll and garnishment for multiple states

Provided strong knowledge of garnishment laws and regulations

Trained Kmart and Sears Holdings associates in garnishment procedures

Performed audits for preventive judgments against the company

Served as a legal liaison between the stores, attorneys, courts, and a variety of state and federal agencies


Promoted from mail sorter (with Ceridian outsource company) to processing garnishments (Kmart)

Crossed trained and transitioned to the Payroll Department


PeopleSoft 9.1, PeopleSoft Financials 9.1, PeopleSoft 8.9, PeopleSoft 8.8, PeopleSoft 8.3, Taleo, ADP Financial and Compliance Website, BOA CashPro, BOA Transmittal Website, Encore, Microsoft XP, Microsoft Excel 2009, Microsoft Outlook 2009, Positive Pay (Cash Pro), Snagit

Special Skills:

Multi-state payroll and garnishment processing

Knowledge of Pennsylvania payroll taxes

Customer service focus, strong analytical skills, adaptable to change and works well under time constraints to ensure deadlines are met in a timely manner

Comfortable working with high volume under pressure and maintain the ability to meet deadlines

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