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Payroll Specialist

at City of Alpharetta

Pay: $47,250 to $93,560/year
Posted: 3/5/2020
Job Status: Full Time

Job Description


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

Minimum Qualifications


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.