Capital Associated Industries, Inc.
  • Durham, NC, USA
  • Full Time

Cato Research is a full-service contract research and development organization with international resources dedicated to helping pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies efficiently and expeditiously navigate the regulatory approval process in order to bring new drugs, biologics, and medical devices to the people who need them.  Cato is a non-laboratory environment. 

We are currently recruiting a Payroll Specialist/HR Generalist to join our team.  We are looking for a multi-skilled professional who will be responsible for processing and administering payroll and assist in providing a wide range of HR support and advice.   Along with having the ability to handle several tasks amidst multiple distractions and tight deadlines, you will be trusted with sensitive information and expected to work as accurately and efficiently as possible. Having great listening and communication skills to interact with our employees is important in this role.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Work closely with Human Resources, Payroll, Benefits, Accounting and Finance teams to gather and provide information on hours worked, associated costs, etc.
  • Maintain payroll information working within ADP Work Force Now and ADP Payroll and Time & Attendance modules.
  • Understand the processing of garnishments and execute pay orders.
  • Reconcile payroll file prior to transmission and ensure any errors are addressed.
  • Enter new hires, rate changes, terminations, etc. into the HR system.
  • Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions
  • Respond promptly and courteously to all payroll inquiries
  • Understanding of HR best practices and current regulations
  • Support the HR department in implementing programs to improve the employee experience.
  • Offer proactive recruiting assistance


  • Associates degree in related field required; Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 2+ years payroll experience required
  • 2+ years Human Resources experience required
  • A high-level proficiency in MS Office
  • ADP Work Force Now experience (preferred)
  • Must be detail oriented and have excellent follow up and organizational skills

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Cato Research is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. We recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles and ensure that all other personnel actions are administered without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. Cato Research is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants with disabilities to the full extent required by the Americans with Disabilities Act - ADA. If you feel you need a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the ADA, you are encouraged to contact us at 919.361.2286.

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