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Payroll Manager

Company: AC Transit
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Job Description:

Summary AC Transit is currently seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Payroll Manager. Under general direction, the Payroll Manager maintains primary responsibility for all functions, activities, and staff of the Payroll unit of the Finance department, and performs unit tasks at all functional levels, as required. This is a wonderful opportunity for career growth and an opportunity to work at one of largest bus agencies in California. In addition to being a premier public transit agency, AC Transit has excellent benefits that include pension, medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick leave and 457 deferred compensation. Representative Functions Maintains responsibility for the integrity and proper functioning of all payroll related functions and systems, including weekly and semi-monthly payroll production, system upgrades, and conversions. Provides scheduling, assignments, work direction, monitoring, and training to all clerical and professional staff of the Payroll unit. Analyzes, interprets, and appropriately applies federal and state laws regarding payroll reporting and record keeping; and monitors activities required for the timely filing of federal and state quarterly and annual reports and tax deposits to ensure compliance. Reviews payroll computations to ensure accuracy, and compliance with state and federal tax regulations. Analyzes District payroll functions and processes; and develops new policies and procedures in collaboration with the Controller and/or CFO to increase unit efficiency and attain cost savings. Monitors the collection and disbursement of involuntary deductions (levies), as well as unemployment reporting, and union benefits. Communicates and collaborates with staff of other Finance department units, as well as other District departments including Human Resources and Information Services. Interprets and appropriately applies applicable provisions of all Collective Bargaining Agreements, and maintains communications with union officials. Reports unusual occurrences or problem transactions to the Controller and/or CFO, and other District departments as required. Complies with all requests from internal and external auditors, and provides data, documentation, and information in a timely manner. Writes monthly reports and prepares related documentation regarding unit activities. Maintains and audits and control logs for payroll check disbursements. Performs related duties, as required. Minimum Qualifications Education : Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field. Experience : Six (6) years of recent and verifiable professional level experience in one or more of the following fields: payroll, accounting, finance, or budgeting that included a minimum of three (3) years in a supervisory and administrative capacity in an agency or company with at least 1,000 employees. Highly Desirable : Advanced experience with PeopleSoft 9.0 and above. Status as a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP), or Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) is highly preferred. Additional Information Physical Requirements : Must maintain the physical condition necessary to perform tasks in an office setting, operating a personal computer, keyboards, and other peripheral equipment. Special Requirement : Must be able to work extra hours, outside regular business hours under deadline, or in unusual or emergency situations. THIS POSITION IS AN UNREPRESENTED AT-WILL POSITION Benefits: All employees hired on or after January 1, 2016, will be in the District's Tier II pension plan covered by the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). As such, he/she may be required to contribute 6% or more of annual income towards the cost of his/hers District pension. The Selection Process: The Human Resources department must receive a completed online application by the filling date. If this recruitment is "Continuous," it may be closed at any time without notice. Applications will be screened for job-related qualifications, and those candidates who best meeting the qualifications listed on this Job Announcement will be invited to participate in an examination process that may include written, oral and/or performance segments. Current District employees must have satisfactory attendance and performance records up to and throughout the recruitment process. Finalists will be placed on a ranked Eligibility List. When filling vacancies, the Human Resources Department will refer the top candidates to the hiring department for final screening and recommendation. Per Board Policy, selected candidates may require background checks performed on their criminal and/or financial records. ADA Compliant and Drug-Free Workplace: The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment/examination process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you have a need for an accommodation, please call Human Resources at (510) 891-4783. The Alameda Contra Costa Transit District has established the goal of a 100 percent drug and alcohol-free workplace. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment and those in safety-sensitive positions will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing through their period of employment, including random drug and alcohol testing. Equal Opportunity Employer PEPRA: All employees hired on or after January 1, 2016, will be in the District's Tier II pension plan covered by the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). As such, he/she may be required to contribute 6% or more of annual income towards the cost of his/hers District pension. Medical, dental, orthodontic, vision, and prescription insurance coverage for employees and qualified dependents; plus regular pension with a five (5) year vesting. Depending on length of service, up to six (6) weeks of vacation and up to twelve (12) days of sick leave per year. Holidays: eleven (11) per year. Free transportation on AC Transit system. Group Life Insurance.

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