• Payroll Specialist:  City of Greeley              10/12/2022


    The link to the job posting can be found here: https://elvp.fa.us2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX/job/783/?utm_medium=jobshare



    Salary Range: $26.26 – $36.77 hourly

    Hiring Range: $26.26 – $31.52 hourly

    Job Summary:

    If you have a keen eye for detail and have a strong payroll background, willing to dive in, roll up your sleeves, and solve problems, then this is a great place for you!

    Your primary responsibilities are to ensure our complex payroll system is 100% accurate, while also providing excellent customer service to our employees and ensuring all reporting, taxes, and other withholdings are processed in a timely manner.  As a member of the Finance team, you will have some accounting responsibilities and offer support where needed to the Payroll Administrator and greater team.

    Experience, Knowledge, Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, and/or related field;
    • 2+ years of payroll processing experience working in mid to large size organization;
    • Hands-on experience with HRIS and Oracle Cloud payroll module;
    • Solid understanding of general accounting principles and IRS compliance;
    • Understand proper taxation of earning and deductions types (bonus, advances, severances, etc.)
    • Knowledge of MS Office Suite, with advanced skills in Excel;
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, manage multiple and shifting priorities, while consistently meeting deadlines;
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
    • Ability to maintain employee confidence and protect payroll operations by keeping information confidential.

    Essential Functions:

    • Prepare and process biweekly payroll data for over 1000 employees, while reviewing and ensuring accuracy of approved time sheets;
    • Perform daily payroll operations, such as, processing direct deposits, liens and garnishments, taxes, referral payments, merit increases, bonuses, terminations, paid time off, insurance, 401K deductions, benefits deductions, etc.;
    • Manage tax withholding records and other payroll deductions for all federal, state, local that affect payroll;
    • Work closely with ADP, the third-party tax filing service that is responsible for processing all state and federal taxes and year-end printing of W-2s. Review, audit, and balance all payroll-related information to ensure accurate and timely payment of salaries and benefits, compliant with federal & state regulations;
    • Participate in monthly, quarterly, and year-end close activities by preparing journal entries and reconciliations for all payroll and benefit related accounts (i.e. W-2, W-2c, 1095);
    • Respond to auditing and regulatory inquires and compliance by providing information and documentation for audit requests;
    • Administer the cash card system, by providing cards to employees, enter information, and maintain the system; resolve card issues with employees and the cash card company;
    • Recommend and make changes required to payroll processing and payroll system as requested to meet needs of City, federal, and state requirements;
    • Complete special projects and reports as required;
    • Performs additional duties as assigned.

    Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

    • Frequent contact occurs with employees and the public, in person and on the telephone.
    • Multiple tasks are performed simultaneously with frequent interruptions and an expected high level of accuracy in work.
    • Work is performed with extended periods of time at a fixed station.
    • Work is safe to having minimal hazards that are typically found in a general office environment where there is rarely little or no exposure to injury or accident.
    • The employee frequently is required to sit and talk or hear customers.
    • Communication skills enough to hear and convey information to/from the public via telephone and in person.
    • Operate standard office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements.
    • Vision enough to interpret computer screens and documents to assist the public and complete work assignments; specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
    • Manual dexterity enough to accurately input, retrieve and verify work assignments; employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
    • Duties may occasionally light to moderate physical effort that includes: stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling; frequent standing or walking; frequently lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds; maintaining arms and hands in the same position for repetitive tasks and frequently working with light objects and light hand tools.
    • Extensive work is performed on a computer with repetitive data entry and 10-key calculations; work is primarily performed at a desk.

    Conditions of Employment: Candidates must successfully complete all pre-employment screenings and employment eligibility verification. Pre-employment screenings include a drug test, a background and national sex offender search, a motor vehicle record search, and for some positions, a physical demands evaluation. For more information about City policies and practices during the recruitment process, including but not limited to EOE, Reasonable Accommodation, and pre-employment screenings, please visit our career page HERE.





    Courtney McPherson | Payroll Administrator

    1000 10th Street | Greeley, Colorado 80631

    Courtney.McPherson@greeleygov.com | 970.350.9773


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