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Accounting Technician II - Payroll (Pool Posting)

Clayton County Public Schools

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Provides accounting payroll support to assigned schools within the District.  Ensures the efficient and effective functioning of all operational areas of the Payroll Department.  Acts as a liaison with internal and external contacts within the District.   This position reports to the Payroll Manager.


Completes and maintains accurate records of financial and payroll transactions for each assigned school/location for each employee within an assigned school or department.  Trains school bookkeepers/payroll clerks on payroll procedures.  Communicates with administrators, school personnel and legal consultants confidentially.

Calculates employee’s salaries from salary scales, classifications, certificates and experience; Processes Teacher Retirement forms upon terminations & retirement of employee. 

Processes changes for each school and department based on Personnel Action Forms; balances monthly worksheets to edits.  Meets deadlines for payroll processing (no exceptions).  Posts and balances annuities, credit union, and other deductions for payment by monthly deadline. Corresponds confidentially with legal entities regarding bankruptcies, garnishments, student loans, child support and tax levies etc. 

Assists Payroll technicians during their absence.  Types letters, memos, reports, etc. Organize and maintain files and records efficiently.

All other duties, as assigned and required, in order to perform the above services.


High School diploma or GED certificate required.  Associate’s degree preferred.

Minimum of one (1) year payroll, accounting and/or bookkeeping training, experience, or required a K-12 public school environment preferred.

Makes administrative decisions which affect internal operations of the department as well as the operations of the schools and the District.

Light independent judgment is necessary.  Decisions made on an as-needed basis to establish operation of the office.

Requires regular contact with internal and extrnal personnel within department.  Verbal, written, and interpersonal skills required.

Applies, recommends and implements technology knowledge (spreadsheets, word processing, and database management) concepts to improve the effectiveness of the Department. 

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