Payroll Specialist

Payroll Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Port Townsend, WA
  • Salary: DOE
  • Posting End Date: April 19, 2021

Website Alaska Power & Telephone

Wage or Salary:

Alaska Power & Telephone has a full time opening for a Payroll Specialist at our Port Townsend, WA location. Our successful candidate will be a self-starter, highly motivated, flexible, and detail-oriented.  They will possess excellent team and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with minimum supervision.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

·       Process bi-weekly payrolls in compliance with federal and state laws

·       Review timesheets for correctness

·       Transfer labor and make labor adjustments to work orders

·       Process garnishment payments and set up deductions in compliance with state mandates

·       Submit payroll & HSA bank transfers

·       Bi-weekly ESOP reporting and online submission

·       Prepare weekly labor summary pivot table

·       Prepare overtime and other detailed reports for the management team

·       Facilitate with audits by providing records and documentation

·       Prepare quarterly and monthly tax reports

·       Process period end labor

·       Assist with reconciling payroll liability general ledger

·       Assist with quarterly dividends

·       Assist with Benchmark Study, EEOC-1, W-2’s, 1095’s and other mandated reporting

·       Update and maintain tax tables and changes in software

·       Other duties as assigned


Education Required

·       Must have H.S. Diploma or GED

·       Associates degree in Business, Accounting, or Finance is preferred

·       Bachelor’s degree is preferred

Experience Required

·       At least three years’ experience in administrative / office support experience in payroll or accounting preferred with AA degree OR

·       Five years’ experience in administrative / office support in payroll or accounting

·       An equivalent combination of experience and education

·       Experience processing payroll in Alaska, Washington and Idaho

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

·       Certified Payroll Processional (CPP) or other professional credentials are preferred, those which would require on-going professional education.

·       Ongoing continuing education in payroll labor laws in Alaska, Washington and Idaho

Other:  Proficiency with Microsoft Office, experience with payroll software, NISC / IVUE experience.  Experience working in a Utility setting is preferred, excellent communication skills (both written and oral), sensitivity and discretion at the highest level for working in confidential areas.

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