Company: TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL
Posted on: May 12, 2022
Payroll Specialist (FT, 12 months)
Opening Date: - - - - - - - - - April 28, 2022
Review Date: - - - - - - - - - - - May 13, 2022
Closing Date: - - - - - - - - - - - Open until filled
Start Date: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - As soon as possible
Location: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Lummi main campus
Salary: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $49,654 Max
The salary placement upon hire will be based on the selected
candidate's education and relevant work experience as outlined in
the job announcement and the established salary schedule for the
classification of position to be filled.
SCOPE OF WORK
Under the general supervisor of the Chief Financial Officer, the
Payroll Specialist prepares and maintains payroll records,
interprets varying institutional, state and federal regulations and
applies to the payroll function. - The Payroll Specialist works
with departments to resolve the payroll complications that come to
the Business Office, compiles reports that are required by NWIC and
government; and ensures accuracy of reports and takes action in
correcting errors as necessary.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Compile and compute payroll data from a variety of source
documents, such as time cards, personnel action forms, contracts,
insurance forms, withholding forms, etc.
- Process all Travel Advances and Closings for NWIC, making sure
policies and procedures are followed.
- Report payroll taxes as required.
- Input the payroll and insurance data and perform the routine
audits to ensure accuracy and compliance with employee
authorizations and state/federal requirements.
- Ensure compliance with institutional, state and federal
requirements in payroll procedures, computations and
- Review payroll procedures and make recommendations to improve
service and accuracy.
- Coordinate with retirement and insurance officer (the Chief
Financial Officer) on deduction procedures; ensure timely payment
of various deductions to vendors, insurance providers, and
- Reconcile insurance billings, retirement reports, W-2
end-of-year reports, and other reports as required.
- Advise departments, business office or data processing center
of procedural errors; take action on correcting the
- Responsible for providing a strong focus on maintaining a high
level of customer service to everyone in contact with Payroll
Office is expected in this position.
There are no supervisory responsibilities assigned to this
QUALIFICATIONS to perform the position successfully:
- One year of experience as a payroll specialist or
- 9 quarter hours or 6 semester hours of college-level course
work in accounting principles may substitute for 6 months of
- Equivalent education/experience.
- Experience working in a college setting/team
- Experience with and sensitivity to Native American people and
Interested individuals should submit the following application
materials directly to the NWIC Human Resources Office
- Cover letter addressing how you meet the position
- NWIC Application
- NWIC Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) form
- Current and complete professional resume
- Copies of college transcripts (can submit unofficial copies at
time of application)
- Three letters of recommendation from persons, who are not
members of your immediate family, who have firsthand knowledge of
your qualifications for the position
- If applicable to the position, provide copies of
The job announcement and application forms are
available online at
or may be requested from and submitted directly to:
Northwest Indian College
2522 Kwina Road
Bellingham, WA 98226-9278
Telephone/Fax: - 360.392.4230
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