Job Title: Payroll Clerk
Credentials: None required for this position.
Education: High school diploma or GED.
Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:
Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field, with course work in business, math, accounting, bookkeeping and record keeping.
Some successful payroll processing experience preferred.
Site: Administrative Services Center - Payroll and Finance
Reports to: Accounting Coordinator
Contract: 260 days
Salary Schedule: Business and Personnel
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Inputs and processes payroll information in accordance with established practices; assuring accurate program and funds distribution for timely and accurate payment of district employees.
Updates payroll information (e.g., changes to wages/salaries, deductions) annually as needed
Authorizes manual payroll checks for the purpose of resolving problems and meeting special compensation requirements.
Inputs and maintains all information into the payroll processing system regarding federal and state taxes, as well as all deductions (e.g., retirement, health insurance, dues).
Coordinates with district personnel for the purpose of setting up and maintaining payroll services and/or programs.
Develops reporting procedures and internal controls for timely and accurate completion of municipal, federal and state reporting requirements.
Implements assigned programs and projects for the purpose of conforming to administrative, state and/or federal requirements.
Recommends policies, procedures and/or actions for the purpose of providing direction for meeting the district's payroll objectives.
Researches discrepancies of payroll information and/or documentation for the purpose of ensuring accuracy and implementing corrective measures, as necessary.
Reconciles information regarding attendance for posting and reporting.
Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the accounting system.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computer, copy machine, fax machine, telephone.
Uses calculating devices.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of federal and state wage and hour laws, and related regulations.
Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping principles.
Organizational and time management skills.
Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, perform complex arithmetic operations and use calculators.
Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel).
Ability to problem-solve job-related issues.
Ability to process paperwork accurately according to standardized procedures.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding school district financial and other information.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office building environment
FLSA Status: Non-exempt