City of Alpharetta
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Under general direction of the Chief Accountant, performs the most complex, detailed, and difficult technical payroll support duties including the preparation of the City's bi-weekly payroll and related financial records; preparation and submission of periodic reporting packages; and performs related duties as assigned.
§ Performs complex technician duties in the processing and preparation of the bi-weekly City payroll and other special payrolls in accordance with City policies and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
§ Audits employee time reporting (both timesheets and e-time data) to determine accuracy of hours, earnings, combination coding, and general deductions, leave accrual, payable time, and time entry in payroll system.
§ Processes, codes, enters, and retrieves confidential payroll data; processes special payroll transactions such as wage assignments and liens, travel and expense reimbursements and other special payments; calculates and manually prepares retroactive pay adjustments, overtime adjustments, and employee terminations.
§ Troubleshoots and resolves payroll problems, which may include analyzing problems with time and attendance data and making corrections.
§ Develops schedules and methods to accomplish assignments ensuring work is completed in a timely and efficient manner.
§ Verifies entries and reconciles complex payroll records; audits, reconciles and prepares bi-weekly payroll tax payments for submittal to federal and state agencies.
§ Compiles and completes statistical information for a variety of reporting agencies; prepares special reports and/or supplemental data as necessary; develops spreadsheets of varying sizes and complexity.
§ Maintains detailed files and recordkeeping systems to assure accurate and complete documentation of payroll/personnel transactions in original copy and to ensure accountability and controls.
§ Assists with testing payroll software upgrades, payroll system calculation codes, and report writing to fulfill support staffs informational needs.
§ Answers department and employee issues/questions relative to payroll processing and paycheck inquiries including adherence to City policy relative to earnings and deductions.
§ Handles confidential information regarding employee garnishments, terminations, and negotiated settlements.
§ Performs related duties as required or assigned.
Skill / Requirements
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job qualifies.
§ Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, or a related field.
§ Three years of increasingly responsible accounting experience related to payroll administration.
§ Working knowledge of Tyler Munis software is desirable.
§ Possession of a valid Georgia Class C drivers license.