Payroll Practitioner

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-787224
    • 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: August 26, 2021
    • 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.

HOURS PER WEEK: Non exempt

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


  • Perform tasks to establish and maintain employee/payroll records
  • Ensure accurate and complete timecards 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

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
  • 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 and stapling
  • Answering phones, processing mail, filing, lifting packages
  • 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.

In accordance with Federal, state & local laws, we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing.