Payroll Technician

Location
Washington DC
Salary
competitive
Posted
Oct 05, 2018
Closes
Oct 22, 2018
Hours
Full Time

The 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 Payroll Technician may have frequent internal and external contact with customers and regulatory agencies.

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, 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.

10-15% Perform and/or assist in the preparation for the organization's external reporting (e.g., periodic tax deposits, employee wage history reports, 1042s).

Education/Experience

Education: Associate degree preferred, higher degree differentiating factor

Experience: At least 2-4 years' experience processing payroll; experience with complicated 1,000+ union/non-union payroll is differentiating factor

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

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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