Payroll Accountant (Limited)
The City of Fresno is searching for an experienced, service-oriented, dedicated, and responsive individual to join our team in the Payroll unit of the Finance Department as a Payroll Accountant. The selected incumbent should possess strong leadership skills and the interest, drive, and ability to operate efficiently within a fast-paced environment.
A Payroll Accountant (Limited) performs a variety of advanced professional and confidential accounting work under limited direction to carry out complex confidential accounting and auditing assignments. The incumbent leads and participates in the preparation of a variety of accounting reports and assists in the preparation, organization, and management of City-wide centralized payroll including processing the bi-weekly and special pay run.
Conducts advance and complex professional analytical work related to but not limited to:
Review monthly, bi-weekly, and annual leave accruals reports to ensure accuracy.
Review benefit enrollment report to ensure new hire, promotions, and transfer setups have appropriate benefit plans being deducted.
Maintain deferred compensation plan maximums and serve as liaison between employees and Fidelity regarding issues concerning deferred compensation.
Lead or supervise bi-weekly processing. Reviews work of Accountant-Auditor and Senior Account Clerk.
Review bi-weekly benefits setup prior to payroll processing, and other various complex payroll duties.
Conduct training with departments on new payroll policy and regulations.
Prepares and provides analysis of payroll costs, attendance, and overtime expenses.
Prepares and analyzes data for use in labor negotiations and serves as a member of the City's bargaining team.
Participates in the development, coordination, and implementation of payroll system enhancements as necessary; participates in coordinating the maintenance and documentation of payroll system data.
Participates in the compilation of data and reports to ensure compliance with the Transparency Act and other City policies, rules, and regulations.
Two vacancies currently exist in the Finance Department. One vacancy will be a limited role and the other vacancy will be permanent. These are unclassified positions in which the incumbent serves at the will of the Department Director.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, public administration, business administration, or a closely related field;
AND Experience: Three (3) years of responsible payroll accounting experience.
Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis, up to a maximum of two years.
The ideal candidate will also possess a thorough knowledge in payroll tax laws, processing quarterly payroll taxes and W2 reconciliations.
IF QUALIFYING WITH A DEGREE OR ACCREDITED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY CREDITS, PLEASE ATTACH A COPY OF THE DEGREE OR TRANSCRIPTS TO YOUR APPLICANT PROFILE. APPLICATIONS LACKING THIS DOCUMENTATION MAY BE REJECTED.
Eligibles certified for consideration for this position will be required to successfully pass a department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint process prior to employment with the City of Fresno.
Possession and continued maintenance of a valid California Driver's License is required at time of appointment. Candidates considered for hire must provide proof of a valid driver's license and current copy of their driving record.
How To Apply
APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT WWW.FRESNO.GOV/JOBS TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.
ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.
It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email account and to ensure it is set up to accept emails from the City of Fresno. Dependent upon your settings, notices from the City of Fresno may be directed to the junk mail or spam folders. It is the applicant's responsibility to check these folders.
Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline, or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE.
HOW TO ATTACH DOCUMENTS TO YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
1. Your document must be scanned and saved to your computer or thumb drive (save as Degree or Transcripts).
2. Go to www.fresno.gov/jobs > Job Postings > Select Job> Enter Applicant Login Information> choose My Career Tools (located at the top of the page).
3. Choose Cover Letters and Attachments.
4. Select Add Attachments.
5. For Attachment Type: choose Reference Attachment, then select Add Attachment link
6. Select the Browse button; you will then be able to attach the saved Degree from your computer. Select Upload.
7. Click Save and Return.
Interested and qualified applicants must submit an official City of Fresno application on-line at www.fresno.gov/jobs. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance.
After the final filing date, the completed applications will be reviewed, and a select group of candidates will be invited to interview.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Closing Date/Time: 09/06/2023