Payroll Manager (Auditor-Controller Analyst I)

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Oct 03, 2019
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administration and Management Administrative Analysis and Research Human Resources and Personnel Legal Services
  • Salary: $6,626.53 - $9,044.53 Monthly

Job Description

Position Description  
Exam:  19/20B24/10ND
Final Filing Date:  Open Until Filled                                                       

Priority Screening Date:  Friday, November 1, 2019
All Application materials must be received by the priority screening date for a guaranteed review.  Applications received after this date will be considered on an as needed basis.

DESCRIPTION : The Monterey County Auditor-Controller is seeking to fill the position of Payroll Manager (Auditor-Controller Analyst I).  This position is responsible for the daily management of the Payroll Unit and  performs complex professional payroll work, payroll systems operation and maintenance, and prepares payroll tax related accounting and financial reports.
  DEPARTMENT : The Auditor-Controller is an elected official who provides the County of Monterey with financial leadership and expert advice on a wide range of fiscal matters, and advocates financial integrity and accountability in all County business practices.  The department consists of five divisions: Administration, Systems, General Accounting, Internal Audit, and Disbursements (Accounts Payable, Payroll, and Property Tax). 

Examples of Duties PARAMOUNT DUTIES
  • Performs a variety of complex accounting, auditing and financial analysis, operations, issue resolutions, and monitoring to include:  payroll tax reporting; allocation of benefit costs; payroll regulations; systems operation and maintenance; data security; program billings; payments; and payroll operations.
  • Reviews, analyzes, researches, interprets, and communicates legislation to ensure compliance with laws, rules, and regulations that fiscally impact County and departmental programs.
  • Prepares financial schedules, analysis, documentation, and a variety of complex payroll and payroll tax related accounting and financial reports to include the State Compensation Report.
  • Provides advice, assistance, and training to departments regarding the Countywide HRM/Payroll System and processes, year-end closing revenue estimates, preparation of financial documentation and reporting, accounting processes and compliance requirements, and/or systems operations.
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, and performs complex accounting, fiscal, and/or audit work to prepare a variety of reports, schedules, and claims that may include: computation of interest and reconciliation of payroll liability and other assigned claims.
  • Assigns, directs, trains, and reviews subordinates' work for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established requirements; manages work performance; and recommends transfers, reassignment, and discipline.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates, and implements payroll management policies, goals, objectives, procedures, standards, and programs with the management team.
  • Coordinates preparation and/or development of the annual County budget, including consultation with finance managers or department heads, to estimate total expenditures and revenue for the year, and budget projections.
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with departmental management and staff, other County departments, external agencies, vendors, and State and Federal program auditors.
Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Thorough knowledge of:
  • Principles and methods of public finance administration, particularly in the areas of accounting operations, auditing, budgeting preparation, and management; fiscal control auditing, financial reporting, forecasting, financial analysis, general accounting, business and personnel accounting, internal/external financial and operations auditing.
  • Enterprise and government accounting principles and practices; principles and practices of reimbursement, grant management monitoring and control; accounting and auditing principles and practices used in public finance; government and non-government auditing and accounting principles and procedures; principles and practices of internal and external agency auditing and operations auditing; professional report writing techniques; ERP systems operations and maintenance; accounting and payroll principles, practices, standards, and methods; laws, ordinances, terminology, processes, practices, and procedures governing payroll operations; Internal Revenue Code; California Public Employment Law; various benefit provider rules and regulations.
Working knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of supervision, including work planning, scheduling, reviewing, evaluating, training, and corrective action.
  • Related computer technology systems, hardware, and applicable software application and operations.
  Skill and Ability to:
  • Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the fiscal and accounting activities to support County operations.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and solve complex budgetary, accounting, and administrative problems.
  • Prepare clear and concise accounting, budgetary, statistical, and narrative reports; present information to a group effectively.
  • Develop or revise accounting systems, processes, and activities to meet changing needs.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of computerized payroll systems.
  • Develop, implement, and administer automated data gathering, processing, and reporting systems.
  • Present technical and financial information and reports effectively.
  • Make accurate complex computations.
  • Properly interpret, determine, and apply appropriate laws, regulations, policies, and collective bargaining agreements to County operations.
  • Select, supervise, assign work, train, and evaluate the performance of others; meet schedules and timelines.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; provide excellent and courteous customer service; establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training The knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above may be acquired through various types of experience, education or training.  Typical ways to acquire the required knowledge, skills, and abilities are listed below:
  Education:   Equivalent to the completion of a bachelor's degree in Accounting, Public or Business Administration, Economics, Finance or a closely related field with course work in accounting, finance, and business administration.
Experience :   Three (3) years of experience performing professional level accounting/auditing duties with a CPA firm, public or private agency, OR two (2) years of experience at a level equivalent to an Accountant-Auditor III in Monterey County.
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Additional Information BENEFITS :                                                                
Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the "X" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.
As a condition of employment, prospective employees will be required to submit to a background investigation to include fingerprinting and a credit check and may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of criminal conviction. Employees must have and show their Social Security Card on the first day of work. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call Nairi Davis at (831) 755-5092.
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Applications may be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County Auditor-Controller Department
Attn: Nairi Davis, Senior Personnel Analyst
168 W. Alisal Street, 3rd Floor,
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 755-5092
The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application packet will include:
  • A completed County of Monterey Employment Application
  • Responses to all of the Supplemental Questions
Priority Screening Date:  Friday, November 1, 2019
Applicants who fail to provide all required materials will not be considered.  Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.
Monterey County is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-5092
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