Under direction, supervise payroll functions; provide leadership and guidance; train, coordinate, review and assist in the evaluation of staff; maintain a high level of customer service for the department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate, plan, organize, train, assign, schedule and supervise the Payroll & Benefits Unit.
Supervise and participate in the timely preparation and processing of regular and variable payrolls, as well as benefit functions.
Reconcile complex payroll reports.
Research and analyze accounting and payroll-related problems; recommend solutions.
Assist with the management of the District benefit programs, including various insurance plans, COBRA, retirement, voluntary deductions, deferred compensation and other benefits.
Coordinate and maintain all benefit program components including enrollment, orientation, open enrollment brochures and benefit summaries.
Explain policies and procedure related to payroll and benefits.
Establishes schedules and priorities; coordinate long-range and seasonal plans as required by payroll cycles, calendar year, fiscal year and school year.
Balance and approve payrolls issued; prepare special payrolls.
Provide quality customer services in assisting employees with payroll and benefits issues.
Provide input into employee performance evaluations.
Assist with the development and maintenance of the payroll and benefit procedure manuals.
Research, collect and compile data for reports and projections.
Serve as a liaison with District departments to coordinate payroll and benefits processing issues.
Participate in financial audits.
Travel to District sites to provide in-service and training; attend meetings and conferences.
Other related work as required.
Knowledge and Skills
Generally accepted accounting and auditing principles, practices and procedures. Public agency payroll including benefits administration. Financial and statistical record-keeping techniques. Preparation, maintenance, verification and processing of payroll records. District payroll policies and procedures. Research methods, data collection and report writing techniques. Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment, including computers and related software.
Supervise the performance of payroll and benefits functions. Provide leadership and guidance by training, coordinating, reviewing and assisting in the evaluation of staff. Maintain a high level of customer service for the department. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships. Plan and organize work. Prioritize, schedule work and review the work of others. Perform mathematical calculations quickly and accurately. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Learn, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive and privileged information.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must be able to:
Lift, carry, push and /or pull items with a strength factor of light work.
Hear and speak to exchange information in person or on the telephone.
See to read a variety of materials.
Work with a video display terminal for prolonged periods.
Possess dexterity of hands and fingers to operate equipment.
Stand and walk.
Bend at the waist, kneel or crouch.
Sit or stand for extended periods of time.
Climb a step stool/ladder and reach above the shoulders.
Education and Experience
Associate Arts Degree from an accredited college in business or related field is required. Four (4) years of payroll/benefits and/or accounting experience, including the supervision and training of others is required. Experience in a related field beyond the four year requirement may be substituted for the years of education experience on a two years experience equals one year of education basis.
Licenses and Certificates
Possession of a valid California driver’s license and proof of insurance are required. Personal transportation for job-related travel.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position will include indoor office environments. Contact with abusive or dissatisfied individuals is probable.
About Human Resources, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Twin Rivers Unified School District is the 29th largest school district in California by enrollment, according to the California Department of Education. We serve approximately 28,000 students who come from families that speak 46 languages.
We are proud to include among our nearly 2,900 employees, the 2011 California Teacher of the Year, and the 2010 California Classified School Employee of the Year.
Our district includes four comprehensive high schools, five middle schools and 28 elementary schools. Twin Rivers also offers families the option of two alternative high schools, two special education centers, an independent learning center, a community day school, an opportunity school, preschools, three dependent charter schools and Twin Rivers Adult School.
Twin Rivers encompasses 120 square miles in a growing, ethnically diverse region characterized by a mix of suburban development and light industry. Our families live in the neighborhoods of North and South Natomas, Robla, Dos Rios, Gardenland, Northgate, Foothill Farms, Elverta, Rio Linda, North Highlands, Arden Fair, Woodlake, North Sacramento, Del Paso Heights and McClellan Park.