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Payroll Specialist

Company: Northwest Indian College
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:


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 DOE

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.


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.


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 deductions.
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 government entities.
Reconcile insurance

Keywords: Northwest Indian College, Bellingham , Payroll Specialist, Human Resources , Bellingham, Washington

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