PayRoll Technician

  • Location: Culver City, CA
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #245720

Payroll Technician

The Intersect Group has an immediate need for a Payroll Technician. This position performs complex and specialized accounting work related to the preparation, processing, and maintenance of payrolls. Reporting to the Budget and Financial Operations Manager, responsibilities may include direct supervision of clerical staff. This is an Onsite role, in Culver City, with a 9/80 schedule.

Essential Job Duties
1. Performs maintenance of payroll records, forms, files, and documents necessary for proper calculation and documentation for employees. Communicates timely overpayment and underpayment notifications to employee.
 2. Prepares payrolls, which include computing and adjusting pay, auditing time sheets, preparing payroll transaction code documents, and posting, balancing, and registering employees' deductions both voluntary and mandated by law or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
 3. Prepares internal and external payroll data including timekeeping data from automated timekeeping system for transfer to payroll system.
4. Prepares or causes to be prepared numerous payroll related reports pertaining to wages, employees' organizations, unemployment claims, verifications of employment, salary reports, and mandated payroll deductions.
5. Reviews standard reports from automated systems inspecting and confirming earnings and deduction totals, and corrects discrepancies.
6. Audits time entered and department approvals in automated timekeeping system including generating reports, following-up with department timekeepers, and transferring data to payroll system.
7. Completes automated timekeeping system maintenance ensuring proper employee set-up, security, assigned schedules, and master tables updates, as necessary; and provides technical assistance and training to end users.
8. Maintains accurate files and records on all payroll matters including insurance, credit union dues, and other deductions. Notifies employees when payroll deductions are greater than wages to be paid.
9. Prepares information reports required by governmental agencies.
11. Prepares and updates documentation of payroll and timekeeping processes and procedures. 12. Conducts detailed research of past payroll, timesheets, and accrual records in response to inquires from county and state agencies, court subpoenas, employees or other organizational entities.
13. Receives and processes court, Franchise Tax Board, and IRS orders to withhold earnings from employee's payroll warrants.

Minimum Requirements Training and Experience:

  • Associate of Arts degree in accounting with course work in business administration and supervision, and two years account clerk experience.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of:

  • Basic methods and procedures used to process payrolls.
  • Techniques and principles of supervision and training.
  • Data processing report formats and terminology.
  • Modern business office practices and procedures, including filing systems and payroll applications.
  • Skill and Ability to: Interpret and apply complex policies and pertinent laws, rules and regulations related to payroll, leaves, claims, and other deductions.
  • Make mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy.
  • Work effectively with people, resolve conflicts and maintain confidentiality.
  • Operate office equipment such as adding and calculating machines, and personal computer and related software.
  • Accurately compile and prepare complete reports and compose letters. Understand and carry out complex instructions.


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