Senior Payroll Technician

Washington DC
Oct 05, 2018
Nov 21, 2018
Full Time

The Sr. Payroll Technician performs administrative, accounting and clerical tasks related to the maintenance and processing of payroll transactions. Work includes, but is not limited to, compilation of payroll data (e.g., hours worked, taxes, insurance, union dues to be withheld) from timesheets and other records, processing weekly payroll data, preparing employee wage earning statements, checks and EFTs, submitting organization tax liabilities, and preparing statements for 3rd party retirement liabilities. The Sr. Payroll Technician has frequent internal and external contact with customers and regulatory agencies. The Sr. Payroll Technician also (a) serves as the key liaison with IT regarding the maintenance and testing or related payroll systems and processes and (b) assists the Payroll Manager and Controller in ensuring conformity with corporate practices, policies and procedures related to payroll.

Duties and Responsibilities:

5-10% Provide direction and support to departments throughout the organization regarding payroll policies and procedures and implementation of new practices.

60-80% Perform the routine and non-routine daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual processes (e.g., weekly payroll process, Lawson pay code/payroll table maintenance, filing, ACH file transmission, etc.); ensure accuracy and integrity of payroll process and ensure proper internal controls are in place and operating effectively in all facets of payroll operations.

10-20% Perform and/or assist in the preparation for the organization's external reporting (e.g., periodic tax deposits, employee wage history reports, W-2s).


Associate degree preferred, higher degree differentiating factor`


At least 3-6 years' experience processing payroll; experience with complicated 1,000+ union/non-union payroll is differentiating factor

Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required:

Critical Skills: Good written/oral communication and interpersonal skills; effective collaborator; significant proficiency in use of payroll module in general ledger application

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premier performing arts organization and our nation's cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and a 403(b) retirement plan.

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