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Employee Relations Customer Service

Bellevue, WA, 98008
March 25, 2021

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Harjit (Karen) Dhaliwal


LinkedIn Profile: SUMMARY: Highly motivated, well-rounded Payroll Specialist with a strong academic foundation in business as well as 6+ years of experience with Benefits. Customer service oriented with a drive toward targeted objectives, and the capability of performing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Recognized for proficiency in maintaining the integrity and exercising strong decision making, detail oriented.


• Multi-state Payroll Processing • Employee Benefits Administration

• ADP Work Force Now

• Time & Attendance

• Paychex Software

• JD Edwards software

• Microsoft Excel/Word

• Federal/State Government Reporting

• General Ledger & Payroll reporting.

• 401K Administrator/5500 Audits

• Garnishments/VOE

• Background checks/E-Verify.

• Internal/External Audits

• On Boarding/Off Boarding

• ACA1095C/W2 Year reporting

• Employee Relations


CSI Interfusion Inc

Payroll/Benefits Specialist

August 2014 - Current

• Process and transmitted payroll for 50-100 employees, in multiple states, semi-monthly basis, employees paid include salary, hourly, bonus and commissioned.

• Input all information for electronic pay methods, tax withholdings, advances, garnishments, other deductions, new state set up and maintain PTO/Sick accruals.

• Process new hires, rehires, terms and transfer of employees, to include employee paperwork, criminal background checks, E-Verify and Workers Comp.

• Ensure accurate compliance by maintaining knowledge in federal, state and local payroll administration laws, and regulations.

• Maintain Child Support Withholdings, National Medical Support order and garnishments.

• Administration to 401K, Cobra, Audits and open enrollment for health insurance benefits.

• Prepared monthly/quarterly/yearly reports for Payroll, L&I, 401K and insurance.

• Identify, recommend and implement process improvements that result in improved efficiency and effectiveness for all parties involved.

• Process employment-based immigration process for non-US Citizen Employees (H1Bs, OPT Stem, EAD, TN and Permanent Residency visa) and work closely with USCIS laws and immigration attorney.

• Yearly Afford Care Act Reporting. (ACA-1095C) and year end W2 processing.

• Accomplishments of Integrated Paychex to ADP system for Payroll, 401K and Time/Attendance system and creating new office policies.

H a r j i t ( K a r e n ) D h a l i w a l P a g e 2 WirelessWerks USA, Inc.

Lead, Payroll & Benefits

September 2013 – June 2014

• Processed and transmitted payroll processing of bi-weekly and semi-monthly payrolls for over 400 employees locally and multi-state using ADP/SAP.

• ADP time sheet and Expense Computation using ADP Time and Attendance.

• Maintained employee records to include processing new employees, rehires, terms, maintaining sick and vacation accruals, ensuring benefits deductions, entering garnishments, and performed employment verifications.

• Managed and processed the company’s benefit plan, open enrollment, cobra enrollments and the retirement plan.

• Processed monthly/quarterly and year end payroll reports, including state reporting.

• Collaborated with Compensation and Benefits to design customized Employee Handbook.

• Verified background checks on new hires before start date.

• Maintained year end W2 processing.

• Maintained the cell phones for all employees using Mobility Central and payment processing expenses.

Concur Technologies, Inc/Robert Half

Payroll Specialist - Contractor

July 2012 - May 2013

• Processed and transmitted payroll for over 2500 employees, in multiple states, on a bi-weekly and semi-monthly basis. Employees paid include salary, hourly and commissions.

• Maintained hourly timecards on ADP-EZ Labor for time and attendance.

• Maintained new hires, rehires, terminations, W-4s, bonus, commissions, salary changes and set up new states.

• Worked closely with HR regarding benefits and deductions.

• Oversaw semi-monthly garnishments and manual checks.

• Integrated ADP PCPW to ADP PayForce system for Payroll.

• Yearly End processing of W2s.

Eagle Home Mortgage, LLC

Payroll Specialist

November 1998 - July 2011

• Managed the payroll processing of bi-weekly and semi-monthly payrolls for 800 employees locally and multi-state.

• Integrated the implementation of the auto download system conversion from manual entry for the payroll process.

• Payroll production included processing new hire, rehires, transfers, terminations, W-4s, direct deposit and time sheets.

• Reconciled G/L journal entries and payroll accounts, after each payroll.

• Processed garnishments and employee verifications, government surveys, worker’s compensation, L & I and EDD requests.

• Registered quarterly and statistical reports.

• Balanced 401K contributions and transmitted reports to administrator.

• Generated out of sequence manual payroll checks and worked closely with Human Resources to expedite payroll deadlines.

• Entrusted with the internal/external 401K/payroll audits.

• Processed year end W-2s.

• Issued Expense Reimbursements for employees via AP.

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