Payroll Specialist


SUMMARY OF POSITION:  This position is responsible for bi-weekly payroll processing (and supplemental as required) and creating journal entries for all related payroll transactions including Paid Time Off (PTO) unemployment and worker’s compensation accruals in accordance with GAAP. Responsibilities include reconciling of assigned general ledger accounts, and cross training for accounts payable (A/P), accounts receivable (A/R), Purchasing and assigned duties for the daily deposit. Compiles various spreadsheets for reconciliation to general ledger and for operational analysis.  Applies analytical skills to payroll data. Using automated accounting programs, spreadsheets and applications, individual will be responsible for preparing payroll related reports for local, state, and federal agencies; and balancing and paying all deductions, benefits and taxes in an accurate and timely manner.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Requires minimum two-years of payroll processing experience with an organization of 50+ employees utilizing an automated processing system. Minimum of one year of accounting, financial, or bookkeeping experience is preferred.

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE: Associates degree in accounting or business is required, Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business preferred. Related experience can be used in lieu of educational degree. 

ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: Must have excellent organizational and time management skills; must be proactive in identifying issues and problem solving while in a fast-paced environment.  Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Must be proficient in Excel and other Microsoft Office applications.

HIRING RANGE:  $22.16 - $27.70



LOCATION:  Anchorage, AK 

LAST UPDATED ON:  September 17, 2021