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HR/Payroll Specialist 

About the Organization Brownells, A 2nd Adventure Group Company

At Brownells, we Empower the Spirit of Independence and Adventure. Our passion is connecting gunsmiths, firearm enthusiasts, collectors, hunters, competitors, and protectors with products that outfit and enhance their spirit of independence and adventure. Brownells is the preeminent all-things-firearms company in the world.

Founded in 1939 in Montezuma, IA, Brownells' storied history of connecting firearm and firearm accessory manufacturers with freedom-loving customers is unrivaled. We believe the spirit of independence and adventure is a mindset - in the office, on the range, in the field or with your family. It is the foundation - and reason - for everything we do.

Our Values

•R.I.C.H. (Respect, Integrity, Courage, Honesty)

•Power of the Platform (collectively leveraging our unique brands)

•Purpose Driven Performance

•Relentless Creativity & Innovation

By joining Brownells, you will help us inspire, educate, and outfit adventure-minded, freedom lovers across the world with products that outfit their passion.

Why Adventure With Us? Put simply, our adventure is fun! If working in a fast-paced, hobby-based business where growth and exploring new frontiers every day excites you, then WE WANT YOU!

Our team is diverse, inclusive, and obsessed with new ideas. We put our customers and employees and their families at the forefront. As a third-generation, family-owned business, we understand the need for a great benefits package, professional development opportunities, adventure incentives and most importantly, flexibility in schedules to allow for the most time possible with your loved ones.  
Division Brownells  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Adventure Summary

The purpose of the position is to partner with the Accounting and Human Resource teams to ensure accurately and timely processing of Payroll, as well as assist the team with other functions of Human Resources.

What You Will Do

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Human Resources

  • Maintains human resource information system records and compiles reports from the database as needed
  • Maintain strong working relationships with internal and external customers and clients
  • Responsible for maintaining personnel records in compliance with state and federal regulations
  • Assist HR team with wage and salary payments and changes
  • Processes HSA, dependent care, FSA and 401k reports.
  • Assists team in monitoring wage and hour issues to remain in compliance with FLSA.


  • Performs customer service functions by answering employee requests and questions relating to payroll
  • Maintains required documents according to government regulations and company policy
  • Perform internal audits
  • Work with ADP regarding special payrolls
  • Works with HR/Accounting to review and analyze payroll forms and reports for accuracy - making adjustments when necessary
  • Assists in updating and maintaining ADP and Ascentis systems
  • Help ensures timecards have been approved by supervisors
  • Partners with accounting/finance in maintaining the general ledger interface
  • Monitors and approves Ascentis - ADP data bridge to ensure accuracy of names, rates of pay, and position titles of newly hired employees and changes in wage rates and occupations of employees on payroll
  • Assists in maintaining benefits interface with payroll
  • Keeps up to date on compliance with federal and state payroll laws files governmental reports WOTC, Multiple Worksite and Iowa 260E tax credit reporting
  • Upload garnishments to ADP SmartCompliance

Other Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates Brownells Values internally and externally
  • Ability to effectively represent Brownells in a positive light
  • Assists in other payroll/HR support activities as assigned
  • Completes Verification of Employment requests
EOE Statement Brownells, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.  

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