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Payroll Director

Company: Centralia College
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Job Description:

Reporting to the Executive Director of Finance and Auxiliary Services, the Payroll Director is an exempt position responsible for administration of shared payroll services to Bellevue College and other contracted colleges. -The Payroll Director provides strategic leadership advancing individual college and state board initiatives aimed at improving payroll service quality and reducing unit cost. The Director is responsible for the total payroll functions of 1 - 4 community colleges within the Washington State Board of Community and Technical College system. This includes management of payroll operations staff, tax filing and compliance, and client-relations satisfaction. The Director also ensures the financial sustainability of the payroll operation through the establishment of client- college unit pricing and successful performance management within that pricing structure. Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule Salary range begins at $95,000.Annual salary will be commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience. -We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. -Generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple -medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.The employee is scheduled to work 40 hours per workweek. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which means that you are not eligible for overtime pay. - About The College Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 44% students of color and over 1,100 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our -mission and goals , diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success. About the Department The Payroll Department processes and manages complex transactions ensuring all employees are paid in an accurate, timely, and cost efficient manner in compliance with College policies and governmental regulations. Provides information and consultative solutions to employees and administrators to solve urgent problems today and advance college goals and objectives. Essential Functions Supervision & Training

  • Apply independent judgement in supervising employees including recruiting, selecting and retaining effective employees, providing training, defining work assignment and content, and establishment of work rules.
  • Conduct or oversee performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, resolve conflicts and other personnel issues.
  • Coach and mentor payroll staff in daily, monthly and annual payroll tasks using payroll knowledge, experience and the establishment of procedures and policies.Process Development
    • Develops best practices to make payroll operations more effective.
    • Works with SBCTC Staff and other peer Payroll Directors to develop:
    • Data retrieval and automation
    • Office procedures and practicesProject Work
      • Develops solutions and manages implementation of specific client requests and projects.Payroll Balancing and Tax Filings
        • Balances each payroll and reports tax liabilities in preparation for quarterly and annual tax filings for Federal, State employment, and out of state employment taxes.Client Relations
          • Works closely with HR partners at each school to ensure a unified HR and Payroll operation.
          • Works with employee supervisors to understand unique department needs and provide efficient solutions.Auditing
            • Performs audits on payroll administered employee benefits to ensure accuracy in employee deductions and payments balance with benefit provider charges.
            • Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications
              • Bachelor's degree, which includes 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting, auditing or payroll personnel courses. Relevant years of experience can be substituted on a year-for-year basis. -
              • A minimum of five (5) years of payroll management and supervisory experience.
              • Must meet necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities criteria to conduct a large-scale payroll operation for on-time, accurate payroll.
              • Familiarity working with payroll systems for State of Washington two-year colleges.
              • Working experience with PeopleSoft payroll systems. -
              • Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative team environment with diverse employees and student/customer groups.
              • Experience with Microsoft Office suite applications.Position Specific Requirements:
                • Essential education, training, and experience in payroll services management with specialized knowledge in payroll and employee benefits.
                • Ability to work within Washington State payroll rules and regulations and procedures.
                • Knowledge of modern principles and practices of management, leadership and supervision and working with a unionized work force. -
                • Ability to work within local, state, and federal laws and regulations that affect the college. Preferred Qualifications
                  • State of Washington Payroll System Experience including Department of Retirement and Health Care Authority.
                  • In-depth Internal Revenue Service (IRS) working knowledge and experience.
                  • Payroll Certification.
                  • Professional Management training. Conditions of Employment Bellevue College intends to provide a drug-free, healthy, safe, and secure work and educational environment. Each employee is expected to report to work in an appropriate mental and physical condition to perform her/his/their assigned duties. Bellevue College employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. - Per Governor Inslee's -Proclamation 21-14.1 , state employees must be fully vaccinated and your vaccine status will be verified upon hire. Please reach out to the HR Office at -if you need information on medical or religious accommodation. Sexual Misconduct and Background Check: Prior to start of employment, finalists(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under -Washington State Law . Reference Check: Reference checks may include, but are not limited to, contacting references and verification of work experience, and/or past job duties. - How To Apply Applications received by -08/09/2022 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. - All individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will not be considered for the position (only submit required documents with the application, additional will not be reviewed.) - Required application materials:
                    • Attach a Cover Letter (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.)
                    • Attach a Resume
                    • Attach a Diversity Statement (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.) that addresses the following: Please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity
                    • Complete the Job Questionnaires if applicable Contact: -
                      If you have questions regards to application or hiring process, please contact Office of Human Resources at 425-564-2274 or email to . - EEO Statement Bellevue College is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity and nondiscrimination to applicants and employees without regard to race or ethnicity; creed; color; national origin; sex; marital status; sexual orientation; age; religion; genetic information; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; or whether a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. Please see policy 4100 at with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may contact or 425-564-2271. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 425-564- 2641, Office C227, and EEOC/504 Compliance Officer, 425-564- 2178, Office R130.

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