The Antelope Valley Union High School District is seeking candidates for the position of Coordinator of Payroll/Accounting Services. The online application may be found at www.edjoin.org/avuhsd. To print and submit an application via email or fax, please visit www.avdistrict.org. Deadline to apply: February 21, 2023.
CLASS DEFINITION: Under the general direction of the Director of Business/Fiscal Services, lead and participate in planning, directing and supervising the operations and activities of the Payroll department; perform payroll functions, oversee and manage the processing, auditing, approval, maintenance and completion of payroll and related fiscal transactions and records; supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; perform related duties as assigned.
Perform, plan, organize, and oversee the day-to-day operations of the payroll department to ensure the accurate and timely processing of the District's payroll and benefits in compliance with relevant laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Oversee and supervise complex payroll, fund accounting, and revenue reconciliation; identify problems and implement solutions; and make recommendations for appropriate complex accounting and payroll-related actions.
Analyze and prepare an array of financial statements, compliance and cash flow reports and communicate results of financial analyses to the Director of Business/Fiscal Services.
Develop, recommend, and implement policies and procedures for payroll processing, timekeeping, leave accounting and other related processes.
Coordinate and participate in the preparation and processing of payroll and benefits; performs the most complex payroll and benefits calculations and resolves complex issues and discrepancies.
Ensures accuracy of absence and leave accounting and records for all employees; coordinates and may participate in the preparation and distribution of leave balance forms, records, and reports for employees.
Calculate, reconcile, and submit monthly and quarterly federal and state taxes, fund contributions to social security, Medicare, and unemployment benefits and ensures accurate reporting in compliance with established timelines; prepares and submits deposits to tax agencies on behalf of the District;
Serves as liaison with the Los Angeles County Office of Education and tax agencies regarding District taxes.
Oversee, analyze, process, and verify balances on payroll accrual accounts and accounts payable and receivable related to payroll, insurance, and other benefits; reconciles payroll account balances and posts payroll ledgers.
Evaluate the performance of assigned personnel; effectively communicate how the performance of duties will be measured;
Communicate with third party entities regarding salary reduction compliance with tax sheltered annuity plans; computes amounts per IRS guidelines and oversees and reviews processes for payroll collection; reports monthly deductions of payroll and submits to tax shelter entities; facilitates communication between employees and third party administrators to facilitate any necessary corrections to errors.
Interpret federal and state laws, collective bargaining contracts, retirement system regulations, district procedures and policies related to payroll operations and assure district compliance; monitor compliance to legislative changes and district contract revisions.
Research, interpret, apply, and explain complex laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and collective bargaining agreements pertaining to the payroll function; identifies legislative changes, analyzes their impact on the District's payroll operations, and ensures compliance with such changes as well as District contract revisions.
Select, train, supervise, and evaluate payroll staff engaged in the monthly, supplemental, and manual preparation and processing of payroll and benefits for all District employees, including administrative, certificated, classified, and exempt. Serve as a technical resource to District personnel regarding payroll functions;
Advises administration and staff of changes to payroll laws and procedures and emerging payroll issues; researches and responds to inquiries pertaining to payroll functions, transactions, practices, policies, and procedures.
Collaborate with the certificated and classified Human Resources staff, management, and other departments to analyze and resolve a variety of payroll issues, identify and establish accurate account codes, establish guidelines for creating calendars and assignments, implement pay schedule changes, apply collective bargaining agreement and Merit System rules, and other related issues.
Coordinate with the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) to maintain the integrated automated payroll system and serves as the District's primary payroll liaison with third parties including CalSTRS and CalPERS.
Respond to and prepare employer information for court subpoenas; respond to and set up payroll adjustments for garnishments and other forms of salary reduction.
Prepare, audit, and submit a variety of financial and statistical reports; oversee and participate in the maintenance and organization of payroll records, files, and reports.
Participates in a variety of meetings, trainings, and workshops to maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills.
Perform other related job duties, as assigned.
OPTION 1: A bachelor's degree with coursework in accounting, business administration, or a related field AND three years of experience preparing and processing payroll in an automated system, including one year of experience training, leading, or supervising others, preferably in a district-level school setting;
OPTION 2: An associate degree with coursework in accounting, business administration, or a related field AND four years of experience preparing and processing payroll in an automated system, including one year of experience training, leading, or supervising others, preferably in a district-level school setting. Licenses/Certifications/Special Requirements Valid California Driver License
Knowledge of: Fundamental payroll procedures including state and federal guidelines and regulations. Pertinent Federal, state, county, county office of education, and other pertinent provisions regulating District payroll. Applicable IRS and state tax reporting regulations. Workers' compensation laws related to employee payroll. Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Correct language usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation. Public speaking techniques. Report preparation and record- keeping
Ability to: Learn district organization, operations, policies and procedures. Interpret, apply, and explain laws, procedures and regulations pertaining to payroll and employee benefits procedures and programs and bargaining unit contracts. Maintain accurate and interrelated financial, payroll, and related personnel records. Prepare complex statistical information. Make mathematical calculations quickly and accurately. Maintain the security of confidential materials. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Comprehend and follow directions given verbally and in writing. Demonstrate mental acuity sufficient to perform the essential functions of the position. Communicate effectively with staff both orally and in written communications. Write effectively, with grammar and stylistic proficiency. Maintain records and prepare reports. Meet schedules and timelines. Work independently under general direction. Be motivated to produce high quality work product. Maintain a work pace appropriate to the position
PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Office environment; subject to walking or driving to District sites to observe work environments; requires the ability to speak, see, hear and enter data into a computer terminal using a keyboard; moderate lifting, and the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time; occasionally the position requires the employee to work irregular or extended hours.
REQUIRED TO: Hold and maintain a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License and a driving record satisfactory to the District's insurance company. Pass a required drug test. Submit to fingerprint testing through the California Bureau of Justice and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Are you an educator that wants to make an impact in students’ lives? Do you believe that every student should have the opportunity for success? Antelope Valley Union High School Union District is the place for you! AVUHSD is looking for educators that are warm, outgoing, authentic, passionate and inspiring. AVUHSD places great emphasis on the student-teacher relationship, a critical component to the development of students’ personal, emotional, and academic well-being.