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PAYROLL SPECIALIST

Cobb County Government


Listing Summary

Salary: $41,614.02 - $66,583.24 Annually

Location: Marietta, GA

Job Type: Full-Time

Department: Finance

 

 

Position Information

This position is located in the Payroll Division of the Finance Department. This position will have at least 2,000 employees assigned to them. Knowledge of processing Pre/Post Payroll Adjustments and Court Mandated orders is required.

The starting salary for this position will not exceed $22.02 per hour dependent upon qualifications.
 

Essential Functions

Processes and prepares employee paychecks for distribution: reviews/enters hours, disability time, salary information, payroll deductions, and other data; processes new employee documentation, changes in pay or status, terminations, or other actions; completes calculations; completes special payments, contributions and withholdings; generates paychecks and direct deposit stubs; verifies accuracy of register against system data; makes corrections as needed; and coordinates pick up with department payroll representative.

Processes mandatory payroll deductions: receives court mandated orders and other documentation to process child support, tax levy, bankruptcy, student loans, and other garnishments: creates, maintains, and reconciles deduction files and spreadsheets; processes payments to vendors; prepares and delivers garnishment answers to Magistrate and/or State Courts; and provides information regarding mandatory payroll deduction, payment history reports, etc. to employees as requested.

Assists departments in determining best approach to payroll transactions; interacts with department representatives to establish, modify and/or correct errors in manual and automated payroll/personnel systems and/or the interpretation of documents governing payroll issues; conducts detailed investigations; interprets information and data; makes recommendations to resolve complex problems, issues and unusual circumstances.

Performs personnel duties: Researches payroll database and other material as necessary to resolve discrepancies or answer inquiries pertaining to payroll; communicates with other departments to educate staff on payroll policies and procedures; distributes employee communication materials with paychecks/stubs as required; and provides recommendations for resolution to assist management and supervisors with technical and administrative issues.

Maintains computerized payroll database: ensures the security, integrity, and confidentiality of employee payroll records in accordance with County policies and state and federal regulations; updates database with information from time sheets, legal documents, etc.; and verifies changes in salary as reported in payroll audit reports.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required; supplemented by three years of experience in payroll processing or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.

Listing ends on:

4/13/2021