Manage and direct the payroll operations for all employees by overseeing all payroll and timekeeping related policies and procedures, administering and troubleshooting the payroll software system, developing and managing improvements to the City's payroll processing, and ensuring compliance with all local, state and federal reporting requirements. Performs other duties as assigned.
Ensures the timely payment of employees by overseeing the data entry and recording of time and all employee actions; reviewing and making necessary adjustments to payroll; administering and reviewing all employee deductions into the payroll system.
Prepares payroll related reports by overseeing the reporting process and ensuring accuracy of payroll records; solving issues with the payroll system and employee pay; managing the preparation of reports for the annual financial statements; managing the period end and coordinating the required report submissions; overseeing the administration of various deductions, contributions, and disbursements; and supervising the execution and remittance of taxes, levies, and garnishments.
Manages the payroll system and the payroll/timekeeping functions by overseeing the development of training requirements; implementing work priorities and payroll schedules; updating and maintaining the systems and ensuring timely and accurate performance; and resolving payroll accounting questions. Provides timely communications to employees and supervisors regarding time and attendance, tax updates, benefit verification and other payroll related items.
Manages deductions and benefits with the providers by overseeing the deductions process and ensuring the proper amount is being withheld or billed; coordinating necessary adjustments to statements and system records; analyzing data and developing queries to ensure accurate and timely payments
Resolves payroll issues for staff and/or auditors by researching regulations pertaining to payroll; interpreting laws and regulations regarding taxes and payroll withholding; interpreting internal policies and laws; providing recommendations to management based on historical analysis and projections; ensuring compliance with local, state and federal reporting requirements; and responding to inquiries and special requests from employees and regulatory agencies. Develops and manages improvements to the City's payroll processes to improve efficiency. Collaborates with other departments for implementation of new procedures, benefits, systems, etc.
Coordinates and monitors payroll activities by preparing payroll year-end work papers for external auditors, prepares year-end journal entries, adjusting entries and accruals, financial reports and statements; coordinates payroll audit activities with internal and external auditors.
Education: Bachelor's degree or higher in Accounting, Finance, Business or closely related field of study.
Experience: Minimum five (5) years of recent concentrated payroll leadership experience.
Other Requirements: Valid Driver's License, advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and word. Possession of or the ability to obtain Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) within two years of hire.
CLOSING DATE: 07/10/18 11:59 PM
About City of Wilmington
The City of Wilmington, located in New Hanover County, is a coastal community situated in southeastern North Carolina. The city is bordered by the Cape Fear River to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The City of Wilmington, incorporated in 1739 has a thriving population of 101,000. The City of Wilmington is the cultural, medical, educational and economic center of the region. As one of the top ten employers, the City of Wilmington offers exciting employment opportunities in nine major departments: Community Services, Development Services, Finance, Fire, Human Resources, Information Technology, Police, Public Services and Public Utilities, along with a comprehensive benefits package. The City of Wilmington is a great place to live and to work. For more information and current employment opportunities, please visit our website: www.wilmingtonnc.gov