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Payroll Specialist

Company: Oakland Schools
Location: Waterford
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:


Payroll Specialist

Oakland Schools is a regional service agency that offers support services to school personnel that are best delivered regionally and provide cost, size and quality advantages to those we serve. Oakland Schools is an autonomous, tax-supported public school district governed by Michigan General School Laws and is one of 56 intermediate school districts (ISDs) established in Michigan in 1962.

Our organizational focus is centered on these central objectives:

--- Increase student achievement

--- Serve diverse needs of schools

--- Decrease costs/increase efficiencies

$22.47 to $26.05 hourly rate with the potential to earn up to $28.05 per hour based on annual step increases / Non-exempt position / 12-month work year

You will process biweekly payroll using the enterprise resource planning system (ERP) software for multiple payroll related tasks, ensure the accurate and timely processing of district liabilities related to payroll, prepare and submit all required payroll-related federal, state and local reports. This role handles all aspects of employee reporting to the Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System.

We are seeking an organized, highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills, who has experience in collecting, calculating and entering payroll information. Processing entries or changes in an ERP system in accordance with federal, state and local payroll requirements, managing workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely, and review and update employee tax and retirement records in accordance with regulation and legislative mandates. Experience utilizing system reports to analyze financial transactions and the ability to develop, revise, and reproduce departmental forms and procedures.

--- High School diploma, Associates degree preferred

--- Four or more years of current experience in payroll; specific to Michigan Public Schools and Office of Retirement Services preferred

--- Business Plus or similar ERP knowledge preferred

--- Michigan School Business Officials Payroll Certification preferred

--- Strong computer software skills including Microsoft Office Suite

--- Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills

--- Ability to work independently as well as part of a cohesive team

--- Customer service oriented

--- Ability to maintain confidentiality

Oakland Schools offers company paid coverage for life insurance, short and long-term disability, well-being benefits and leave days. In addition, Oakland Schools offers comprehensive medical coverage or a cash-in-lieu benefit, dental, vision, additional life insurance, health savings account, flexible spending accounts, pet insurance, legal plan, college savings plans, tax- sheltered annuity (TSA) plans and the Office of Retirement Services retirement plans.


Letters of interest and resumes will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 29, 2021 or until filled.

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For questions regarding this position, please contact Brandi Carmichael at 248.209.2412.

Oakland Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation (subject to the limits of applicable law), age, genetic information, or disability in its programs, services, activities or employment opportunities. Inquiries related to employment discrimination should be directed to the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Personnel Management and Labor Relations at 248.209.2429. Title IX complaints should be directed to the Title IX Consultant at 248.209.2590. For all other inquiries related to discrimination, contact the Executive Director of Legal Affairs at 248.209.2062. All complaints may be addressed to 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328-2736.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified. Incumbents may be asked to perform additional duties as required by his/her supervisor.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $22.47 - $26.05 per hour

Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
Physical Setting:
Monday to Friday
Work Location:
One location
Work Remotely:
Work Location: One location

Keywords: Oakland Schools, Waterford , Payroll Specialist, Human Resources , Waterford, Michigan

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