Payroll Practitioner

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-718251
    • Job Location: Auburn, NY
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: January 10, 2020
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Payroll Processor, the Payroll Practitioner is responsible for performing administrative functions in relation to agency staff timekeeping and maintaining payroll records. The Payroll Practitioner assists the Payroll Processor with all other functions as assigned. This staff member will maintain professionalism in all areas, including confidentiality.


Perform tasks to establish and maintain employee/payroll records
Ensure accurate and complete time cards for preparation of payroll processing, including verification of supervisor approvals and supplemental earning entries
Post changes in pay and tax status, and miscellaneous changes
Prepare periodic reports
Assist employees with access to payroll and time keeping software
Attend required training
Read required books
Responsible for complying with rules and regulations governing access to Protected Health Information under HIPAA. Access to Protected Health Information is limited to the extent required to perform responsibilities effectively and efficiently. No access will be permitted unnecessarily. These essential job functions dictate the level of access, use, and disclosure of confidential information
Perform other duties as requested by your chain of command


HOURS PER WEEK: Non exempt

Regular hours entail 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday
Must be flexible to meet program needs

Experience and Skills:

Associate’s Degree required with concentration in Accounting or related degree strongly preferred
High school diploma with minimum of 1 year payroll experience required
Highly proficient in MS Office and web-based HRIS systems
Working knowledge of Paylocity preferred
Must be able to complete tasks independently and work within a team for the common goal of accurate payroll each pay cycle
Excellent attention to detail -typing skills/numerical ability/data entry
Excellent communication and organizational skills and ability to work in a flexible team context
Must have ability to not only understand but be able to explain paycheck information and calculation methods to supervisors and staff
Demonstrated ability to perform duties with minimal supervision and to exercise greater judgment
Ability to handle confidential material in a responsible manner required
Valid NYS Driver’s License
Ability to travel to all agency locations as required



Word processing: Including responding to e-mails, composing letters, completing computerized documentation, transcribing minutes for meetings, etc.: This involves sitting at a computer for a minimum of 5 hours and could be up to 7 hours a day depending on program needs
Lifting of Agency file books - weighing approximately 6-8 lbs. each - 5 inch binders
Completing paperwork -Such as copying, stapling as needed
Answering phones, processing mail, filing, lifting packages as needed
Walking up/down stairs


As a full time benefits position, staff is eligible to enroll in medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term disability, and 401(k) benefits.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing.