Matanuska Electric Association, Inc.
Payroll Specialist Job in Palmer, AK
Who Can Apply
MEA Employees & The General Public
April 14, 2022 3:30PM
Open Until Filled
Finance and Accounting
$22.13 Min DOE
Hours of Work
To control preparation and distribution of Association's payroll and maintain employee master-file records on a current basis to ensure accurate deductions, pay, and record keeping.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Establish and maintain employee master-file records.
Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of payroll files and records.
2. Verifies all employees' time sheets are received and/or inputted, properly approved, have proper accounting distribution, and conducts a quality check for accuracy.
3. Input and monitor all payroll deductions such as taxes, benefit contributions, child support payments, garnishments, union deductions, and changes in all voluntary deductions.
4. Establish and maintain fringe benefit records.
5. Prepare all payroll related journal entries and maintain and balance payroll general ledger accounts.
6. Assemble data and prepare payroll tax reports (W2’s, 941’s, etc.).
7. Verify and submit for payment billings for employee benefits, union contributions and dues, plus all other employee-contributed programs.
8. Prepare quarterly audit work papers, information for the annual tax return, various audits, financial reports, special requests, and projects.
9. Promotes a safety culture in which safety is a value. This culture is based on joint and individual engagement, ownership, and accountability regarding job safety and responsibility to perform work safely and adhere to safe work practices.
10. Perform the essential functions of the position in a safe and efficient manner.
11. Assists others in the department as needed with general administrative and accounting support.
The above items are not intended to be all inclusive of the essential functions or requirements of this type of work as they are subject to change based on operating necessity. The employee will also perform other related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management personnel.
ESSENTIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Qualified candidates are required to have:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Five (5) years of relevant progressively responsible experience.
Preference may be given to:
Candidates with advanced studies in a relevant field.
Candidates with experience in lead payroll positions.
Candidates with experience in utility or construction-related environment involving union contracts.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Supports a culture of safety excellence through active involvement in safety improvement and promotes a sense of shared responsibility for safety.
Advance knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Word and Excel as well as design of and input of data into spreadsheets.
Knowledge and skill in working with numbers and spreadsheets and have the ability to analyze details.
Advance skill in analytical and problem solving.
Advance skill in organization of workload.
Skill in math to include basic statistics and percentages, as well as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Skill in customer service.
Skill in effective and professional verbal and written communication.
Skill in operating calculators, computers, fax machines, copiers, and other office equipment.
Ability to be punctual and accountable.
Ability to work independently or in a team setting.
Ability to manage multiple priorities to meet daily and weekly deadlines.
Ability to communicate professionally with employees and vendors relating to accounting policies and procedures.
Ability to work with confidential information in a professional manner.
Ability to self-motivate improvement based on successes and failures.
Ability to analyze processes for efficiency and make recommendations for improvements.
Ability to facilitate cooperation between work groups and work functionally across all levels of the organization.
Embrace and embody the Association’s Core Values through decisions, actions, attitude, and behavior to directly contribute to the success of the organization.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; this list is not inclusive of all the physical demands that may be required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demand activity percentages:
Major occurs 60% or more of work time.
Moderate occurs between 20-60% of work time.
Minor occurs less than 20% of work time.
Physical demand requirements:
Ability to understand, read, and carry out written instructions.
Ability to understand, read, and verify documents electronically, verbally, or hard copy.
Major amount of sitting, finger use, feeling/touching of items/documents, etc., eye-hand coordination, communicating, hearing, and seeing – near.
Moderate amount of handling of items/documents, etc.
Minor amount of standing, walking, lifting/carrying/pushing up to fifteen (15) pounds, stair climbing, balancing, kneeling, crouching, crawling, turning/twisting, and bending at waist.
The work environment conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position primarily works in an office setting.
This position is classified as a non-exempt, represented position, and is eligible for overtime compensation based on both Federal and State of Alaska laws. All Association employees are expected to work widely varying amounts of either (1) unscheduled overtime such as during power restoration activities; or, (2) scheduled overtime required to accomplish special projects.
Benefits Include for NonRep & EOA
401(k) matching 2%
Medical, Dental, Vision insurance - $100/month for entire family
Life insurance 100% paid by MEA
Long Term Disability 100% paid by MEA
Employee assistance program
Paid time off starts at 3.385 hrs/wk
11.5 paid holidays per year.
Retirement – Defined Benefit plan/Pension
MEA requires a post offer substance abuse test. Any positive test result or refusal to consent will disqualify an applicant from employment.
MEA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.
Individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations to participate in any portion of the application or interview process should advise MEA in advance by calling 907-761-9218.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
To apply, please visit www.mea.coop by the closing date.
Matanuska Electric Association, Inc.
163 East Industrial Way (P.O. Box 2929), Palmer, Alaska 99645
Telephone: (907) 761-9218/ Fax: (907) 761-9264
MEA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Veterans/Disabled employer.