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Payroll Specialist

03 Apr 2024 8:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Place of Business: Texas Center for Arts + Academics 

Position Description:
The Payroll Specialist is responsible for overseeing all aspects of payroll processing and administration for Texas Center for Arts + Academics, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, and Texas School of the Arts. This role requires meticulous attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and a thorough understanding of payroll procedures and regulations. The ideal candidate will demonstrate proficiency in payroll software, possess excellent communication skills, and exhibit a commitment to accuracy and confidentiality.

Job Duties and / or Responsibilities:

  • Process payroll accurately and in a timely manner for all employees, including faculty, staff, and contractors.
  • Verify timesheets, attendance records, and other relevant documents to ensure accuracy of payroll data.
  • Calculate wages, deductions, and withholdings, including taxes, benefits, and other payroll deductions.
  • Prepare and distribute paychecks or direct deposits to employees on designated pay dates.
  • Partner with Chief Financial Officer to reconcile payroll discrepancies and resolve any issues that arise in a timely manner.
  • Stay informed about federal, state, and local payroll tax regulations and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and requirements.
  • Generate payroll reports and maintain payroll records in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with HR and Finance departments to streamline payroll processes and improve efficiency.
  • Assist with year-end payroll activities, including W-2 and ACA preparation and reporting.
  • Maintain confidentiality of payroll information and adhere to data protection policies.
  • Respond to employee inquiries regarding payroll matters professionally and promptly.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field
  • At least 2 years experience as a payroll specialist or in a similar role, school system experience preferred
  • Proficiency in payroll software and MS Office
  • Strong understanding of payroll principles, practices, and regulations
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and calculations
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • High level of integrity and professionalism
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion
  • Physical ability to carry up to 25 lbs., and valid driver's license necessary

Salary: $55,000-$60,000

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 Contact Us

(817) 576-0577

 Mailing Address

4455 Camp Bowie Blvd
Ste 114 #832
Fort Worth, TX 76107

If mailing a payment to our PO Box,
please contact the
FWHR office immediately.


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