Payroll/Fiscal Specialist - Yakima, WA

Employer: ESD 105

Job Description:
The Payroll/Fiscal Specialist is responsible for processing the monthly ESD 105 payroll,
maintaining employee payroll files, mandatory and permissive benefits, federal and state reports
on payroll data, ensuring compliance with state and federal laws related to payroll issues and
performing various other accounting functions for the fiscal department. This includes the
interpretation and implementation of agency policies and procedures.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Maintains and process ESD 105 payroll, time and effort calculations monthly and at grant
end. Prepare and submit associated reports and vendor payments.
2. Monitors and insures compliance with State and Federal regulations regarding retirement,
COBRA, L&I, IRS 403b and 457, etc., and other programs as may be required.
3. Compiles monthly, quarterly and annual state and federal reports as required.
4. Generates monthly payrolls utilizing Skyward software as provided by Washington
School Information Processing Cooperative (WSIPC). Attends trainings as appropriate.
5. Prepares and processes employee W-2s, 1095’s, sick leave buyback and vacation cash
6. Assist staff with questions related to payroll, benefits, terminations and retirements.
7. Prepares and enter necessary journal vouchers for month end closing, adjustments and
8. Maintains all payroll records as required by policy and State and Federal regulations
consistent with records retention requirements as prescribed by State and Federal laws.
9. Assists in personnel budgeting in preparation for the annual budget.
10. Assist with preparation of the annual S-275 personnel report.
11. Works independently with minimal supervision; maintain confidentiality; make decisions
to resolve payroll problems.
12. Organizes and prioritizes workload to meet frequent deadlines.
13. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships and communicate effectively
with staff, other agencies, and general public.
Other Job Functions:
A. Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
1. Experience with budgeting and fiscal procedures and methods.
2. Experience with computerized payroll systems.
Preferred Education and Experience
1. Experience with School District payroll processing.
2. College level courses in accounting.
3. Governmental accounting experience.
4. Experience with MS Excel and WSIPC enhanced educational software.
Placement: N-1Notice of Vacancy
Payroll/Fiscal Specialist
HR Dept.: 04.16.2021
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Required Skill, Knowledge and or Abilities
1. Knowledge of computerized accounting systems, computer equipment, and relational
database software.
2. Ability to organize and prioritize workload.
3. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communicate effectively
with staff, other agencies, and general public.
4. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Physical Demands
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following
 Significant: (i.e. sitting, talking, hearing, walking, vision, color vision, peripheral/depth
perception, ability to adjust focus, grasping, handling paperwork, repetitive motion, use of
personal computer, looking at a computer monitor, lifting up to 10 pounds)
 Frequent: (i.e. standing, bending, carrying; use of phone; use of copy machine)
 Occasional: (i.e. driving, lifting over 10 pounds up to 45 pounds, reaching above the
shoulder, use of fax machine)
Significant - Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of time (5.5+ hrs/day)
Frequent - Occupation requires this activity from 33% to 66% of time (2.5 to 5.5+ hrs/day)
Occasional - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of time (0 to 2.5+ hrs/day)
The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe
the essential functions of this position, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, the
scope of responsibilities, and the physical demands, but should not be considered an allinclusive listing of the work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned,
including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work
periods, or otherwise to balance the workload. Changes to the position description may be made
at the discretion of the employer.

Contact Person:
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: $56,973 - $60,961 (annual salary range)

Posted on April 19, 2021

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