Payroll Specialist

Colusa County Human Resources   Colusa, CA   Full-time     Accounting
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Posted on August 21, 2020

Payroll Specialist Colusa County $4,145- $5,312/month.

Maintains and processes payroll records and reports for accounting of salary/wages, accruals, deductions and other payroll functions; analyzes payroll information; makes recommendations for implementation and policy or procedure development.
There is one position available in the Auditor-Controller’s Office.

$4,145 — $5,312 per month plus benefits
The hiring salary range indicated above has six steps with approximately 5% between each step. New employees normally start at step one and after satisfactory performance during a 12 month probationary period, advance to the second step. Thereafter, annual merit step increases are based upon satisfactory performance. Steps 7-15 are additional merit steps (eligibility every two years) with approximately 2.5% between each step.

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
 Associate's degree in accounting, business administration or a related field.
 Four (4) years of experience in payroll accounting. Public sector experience is preferred.

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Processes, analyzes, and reconciles accounting and technical transactions; monitors compliance with accounting principles, County procedures, and laws and regulations.
Coordinates, prepares, processes, audits, and maintains a full range of payroll records, documents, files, transactions and reports, including eligibility lists, mandated employment reports and records for the County, State and Federal governments.
Establishes, monitors, and maintains payroll information databases including payroll schedules, tax tables, mandatory and elective deductions, employee payroll data, seniority lists, etc.
Prepares and assists with the development and preparation of various statistical and financial records, policies, procedures, projects, and programs; evaluates and analyzes alternative courses of action and makes recommendations.

A skills examination may be administered to those candidates meeting the minimum qualifications.
A qualifications appraisal interview will be used to assess the candidate's knowledge, skills and training experience. The top applicants will be ranked on a hiring list. The Auditor-Controller will make the final selection and appointment.
Prepares numerous reports as requested.
Administers and maintains compliance with federal, state, California Public Employees’ Retirement Law (CPERL), personnel, County regulations, policies, procedures, and collective bargaining agreement rules, as applied to payroll.
Processes changes in employment status, including new hires, promotions, reclassifications, transfers, terminations, and leaves of absence as it relates to the payroll process; verifies employment.
Identifies problems and recommends improvements and modifications, both internal and external.
Explains and advises administration, management staff, County departments, and employees on regulatory or procedural requirements related to payroll.
Researches and audits payroll/transactions to resolve issues and validate data.
Provides training and direction in areas of payroll administration; assists with the interpretation and correct application of County payroll policies and procedures.
Prepares and submits required tax deposits and payroll tax returns; processes and balances year-end payroll reports for both internal and external purposes.
Maintains security and confidentiality of payroll records of all current and former County employees.
Maintains accurate records and files related to the areas of assignment.
Performs various office and administrative functions related to assigned duties.
Performs related duties as required.

Deadline: 9/10/20