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Payroll Clerk

Traverse City, MI


Posted on October 21, 2017

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About Payroll Clerk

Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District


TBAISD is seeking a Payroll Clerk


EFFECTIVE DATE: November, 2017


  • Minimum associates degree with emphasis in accounting
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience with computer data entry equipment and software programs applicable to expedite a payroll operation
  • Ability to work long periods of time on preparation of detailed, analytical information
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to handle confidential information and knowledge of the privacy act
  • Interpersonal skills to deal effectively with the public, staff, peers, students, parents and area school personnel
  • Two years’ current experience in processing payroll
  • Must develop a strong understanding of, and remain informed of Local, State and Federal codes, regulations and guidelines that pertain to the operation of payroll and the public school employee’s retirement system
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, as well as to organize, prepare and produce reports, budgets, and other business related documents as requested by District Administrators, Board of Education and related agencies
  • Fund accounting knowledge/experience
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance and punctuality



1. Supervises the collection, calculation and entering of payroll related data for multiple districts.

2. Maintains payroll records by reviewing and entering changes in exemptions, voluntary and involuntary deductions  Maintains direct deposit data.

3. Verifies accuracy of employee’s biweekly pay

4. Attendance entry

5. Prepares state and federal tax and retirement reports

6. Assists LEA business managers in payroll related duties such as:

  • a. Payroll, taxes, retirement and other deductions
  • b. Direct deposits
  • c. Audit preparation
  • d. Maintenance of payroll related information
  • e. ORS reporting and current requirements
  • f. Remain current on rules and regulations relating to tax deferred accounts available to employees

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