The primary role of the Payroll Specialist is to process SF Pretrial’s payroll in a timely and accurate manner; create and maintain employee payroll records; calculate wages and applicable deductions based on employee attendance and timesheet records; enter payroll information into central system for processing; issue employee checks and earnings summaries; and complete regular payroll reports.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or GED, and/or commiserate work experience of two or more years in human resources, payroll or other accounting functions. Basic understanding of tax procedures and familiarity with benefits and other wage deductions.
Language Skills: Read, write, and verbally communicate effectively and professionally with other employees, clients, and outside agencies. Ability to diplomatically deal with difficult situations and people, while exhibiting a consistent level of professionalism.
Technical Skills: Excellent mathematical skills, accounting and bookkeeping skills, superior computer, typing and data entry skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office suite products, QuickBooks and Google applications. Experience with multiple payroll systems, ADP preferred.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to think independently, to exercise independent discretion, and to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of factual situations where no specific guidelines exist. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, report or schedule form and to exercise good judgment in applying that information.
Other Skills & Abilities: Able to work with little or no supervision under pressure. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to get along with and work cooperatively with others. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Background Checks and/or Licensing Requirements: Criminal Background check by the SF Sheriff’s Department. Reference checks.
Equipment/Machinery: Operate equipment such as, but not limited to, personal computer, calculator, fax machine, copier, phone, security system, and door locks.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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