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Payroll Specialist

Company: Psinapse Technology
Location: Oakland
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Our client, a government organization in Oakland is looking for a Payroll Specialist to join their team on a contract basis. RESPONSIBILITIES: Audits employee time and labor based on data submitted by various departments, Timekeepers, and clerical staff; and interacts with Timekeepers as required to verify data, and resolve discrepancies. Analyzes pay-line data, verifies accuracy, and makes appropriate adjustments. Runs queries to validate data from the time and labor interface (OTS), analyzes information, and updates databases and spreadsheets as needed. Calculates final paycheck amounts for retiring or terminating employees; and processes monthly paychecks to retirees. Enters employees' exception time into appropriate databases, confirms data, and distributes exception time forms to Timekeepers and clerical staff. Analyzes data in order to determine retroactive pay adjustments. Runs queries to confirm supplementary payments awarded to employees eligible for special incentive programs. Enters wage levies and garnishment amounts into employee payroll deductions. Processes accounts payable checks (PYAP) for payroll deductions, child support, union dues, and garnishments. Responds to inquiries from employees regarding paycheck amounts, deductions, leave accruals, direct deposit, and other concerns. May provide task specific training to new and/or subordinate staff at the direction of the Controller or CFO. Maintains and updates computer based and paper files for retention of payroll. May participate in ad-hoc or ongoing payroll or accounting projects at the direction of the Payroll Administrator, Controller, or CFO. Performs related duties as required. QUALIFICATIONS: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college with major coursework in accounting, business administration, or a closely related field. Equivalent to two (2) years of recent and verifiable experience at the technical clerical level in a professional payroll position. Additional years of experience may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. One or more payroll, spreadsheet, and word processing software programs at the intermediate level of proficiency; basic principles and practices of payroll processing and accounting; and modern office practices and procedures. Ability to learn and develop proficiency with newly implemented and current state of the art software for payroll, spreadsheets, and word processing Read, understand, interpret, and apply provisions from multiple Collective Bargaining Agreements Analyze data from multiple sources, check for accuracy, and resolve errors and discrepancies Perform mathematical computations rapidly and accurately; interpret data from various accounting systems Communicate clearly both orally and in writing; learn, interpret, and apply pertinent government accounting and payroll regulations Build and maintain positive working relationships with those encountered in the course of work using principles of excellent customer service. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to frequently lift, carry, push or pull up to 25 lbs. Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time and walk/stand for moderate periods of time. Must be able to bend at the knees and waist frequently Must be able to repetitively use a telephone and a computer mouse and keyboard. We are looking for local candidates only. U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time. To apply for this position please visit our website at www.PsiNapse.com, and click on Candidate and then Online Application. Thank you for your interest. Please understand that only qualified candidates will receive a response. PsiNapse Technology, a national, workforce augmentation and solutions firm, offers competitive compensation, professional service, and customized benefits to qualified temporary and career professionals looking for employment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sexual-orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, or any other protected category. - provided by Dice

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