Payroll Accountant and Benefits Specialist

    Ingham Intermediate School District
    Mason, MI
    $47,500 - $64,630 commensurate with experience
Under the general direction of the administrator and in compliance with established policies, procedures and practices, works with a team to perform a variety of tasks related to accounting, payroll, employee benefits and leaves for the Ingham Intermediate School District and/or constituent school districts.

Position Responsibilities
• Performs all activities necessary to process one or more payrolls, including but not limited to maintaining related records, filing tax reports and voluntary deduction reports and processing involuntary deductions such as levies and garnishments.
• Provides accounting support and assists with audit preparation.
• Assists with new staff orientation for payroll and benefits
• Responds to payroll and benefits inquiries from employees on paychecks, benefit plan provisions and enrollments, status changes, claims issues and other general inquiries.
• Processes leave-of-absence requests, including FMLA.
• Prepares annual contracts, supplemental contracts, wage memos, new hire information and employee status changes.
• Coordinates annual open enrollment process and processes annual benefit open enrollment changes.
• Balances and processes benefit bills.
• Processes long term disability, workers’ compensation and other insurance claims.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s or Associate's degree in accounting, business or a related field preferred.  In lieu of a degree, four or more years of payroll and/or accounting experience may be used or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• It is preferred to have accounting, payroll, and/or benefits experience in a school setting.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
• Knowledge and understanding of generally acceptable accounting principles related to assigned functions.
• Ability to learn local, state and federal regulations impacting the payroll and employee benefits function.
• Interpersonal and communication skills necessary to provide courteous and accurate information.
• Written and computer skills necessary for the creation and compilation of various documents, communications and reports.
• Analytical ability to evaluate information and situations to determine the appropriate course of action without supervisor approval.
• Ability to utilize discretion and sound judgment in handling confidential information and documents.
• Mental ability to adapt and respond to multiple priorities and demands, adapt to interruptions, work on several projects at the same time, work on tasks requiring accuracy and attention to detail, and handle pressures related to multiple deadlines.
• Physical ability to sit for extended periods of time working on a computer and to properly operate required office equipment.

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