Payroll Accountant

Department/Agency of position: 
City of El Segundo Finance Department
Location of position: 
El Segundo, CA
$71,439 – $84,039
Date Posted: 
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Closing Date: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Job Description: 

The City of El Segundo is seeking experienced candidates for the position of Payroll Accountant. The City of El Segundo is a thriving South Bay city located minutes from LAX. The ideal candidate will have experience handling confidential information, be energetic, a team player and have a forward thinking attitude. If you enjoy a challenge and thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment we invite your application!

Under general direction, this is a primary position responsible for City payroll and related activities. Plans, organizes, and manages the activities of centralized payroll including processing the bi-weekly and special pay run accurately, timely, and in compliance with applicable laws; ensures that post-payroll processes are completed; implements applicable federal and state tax laws rules and regulations related to payroll processing function. Prepares federal and state quarterly and annual payroll tax reports. Ensure CalPERS pension plan liabilities are accurate and filed timely; responds to CalPERS payroll reporting inquiries, discrepancies, audit responses and action plans. Provides analysis to department directors, managers, and budget on historical payroll costs, attendance, and overtime experience; assists with preparation of data for use in labor negotiations and may serve as a member of the City's bargaining team. Monitors changes and ensures compliance of all relevant and applicable laws, regulations, memorandum of understandings and policies and procedures. Coordinates payroll activities with those of other departments, divisions, and outside agencies and organizations; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence; and must be committed to communicating effectively and cultivating successful working relationships with internal and external customers. Performs related duties as required. Technical experience with Tyler Eden in a municipal finance environment is highly desirable.