The Director of Payroll Administration manages the Payroll Administration Branch of the Accounting and Disbursements Division. The Director reports to the Deputy Controller, and exercises general direction over a large team of managerial, professional, technical, and support staff.
The District is looking for an exceptional leader with strong knowledge of and broad experience background in payroll administration, accounting, finance, and business administration. The ideal candidate will be able to make critical payroll operational decisions based upon an objective evaluation of the facts and considering all possible options, and will be an excellent communicator both orally and in writing. In addition, the ideal candidate will have the ability to interface effectively and professionally with all levels of internal and external stakeholders, including various division/department heads, unions, and committees, and will be able to handle sensitive payroll issues in a politically sensitive environment.
Insurance: Paid premiums for your choice of several medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS). Vacation: 24 days per year. Paid Holidays: 12 days per year.
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Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree, preferably including courses in business administration, accounting, collective bargaining, school law, school business management, economics, public administration, and electronic data processing.
Four years of management-level experience in payroll administration involving critical deadlines, interpretation and application of laws and rules, and control of applicable procedures in a public jurisdiction or private firm with at least 1,000 employees. Management level experience in accounting, finance, business administration, budget development, or personnel administration may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of the above experience. The aforementioned experience within an SAP environment is preferable.
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