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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3946712
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : June 27, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Reports to: Director of Finance

Part-Time 19.5 hours per week

POSITION OVERVIEW: Prompt and accurate preparation and processing of the school department payroll and attendance as well as retirement reporting.

• Prepare bi-weekly payroll for School Department staff.
• Coordinate and process longevity payments, both simple and compound for staff according to each collective bargaining agreement and individual contract. Coordinate all Schedule A stipend and Athletic Stipend payments.
• Maintain a master list of all employees, by salary account, in order to reconcile weekly and biweekly payroll warrants.
• Calculate the variance between approved budget and projected actual expenditures resulting from changes to personnel.
• Confirm accuracy of all payroll forms prior to processing.
• Ensure all payroll expenditures are correctly coded and reconciled for all funds. Verify accuracy of MUNIS.
• Calculate and process salary adjustments as necessary (e.g. new hire, leave of absence, resignation, termination). consistent with collective bargaining agreements or individual contracts.
• Oversee the maintenance and management of all payroll records (Action Forms, accruals, salary records, adjustments).
• Perform financial analysis and prepare projections of expenditures as compared to approved budget for salary accounts; review with the Deputy Superintendent for Administration and Finance and recommend actions as necessary.
• Coordinate with the Director of Finance to verify that salaries charged to grant and/or special revenue accounts are appropriate.
• Provide assistance to employees and administration. other Town departments and the general public by serving as a resource and liaison, while protecting confidentiality of information.
• Provide employee and payroll verification for third party vendors, both written and verbal.

• Research and respond to inquiries from School Department employees in regard to their earnings, deductions and/or benefits.
• Maintain salary table master file based on collective bargaining agreements.
• Process annual step and salary adjustments based on collective bargaining agreements and individual contracts.
• Record and track all staff requests for time off including vacation, personal and sick time, and ensuring day off requests have an
available balance.
• Report earnings to MTRS monthly and resolve all variances or discrepancies.
• Research all payroll and retirement data for past employees.
• Coordinate retirement and sick leave buy back for applicable staff members.
Process annual step and salary adjustments based on collective bargaining agreements and individual contracts.
• Perform any other duties deemed appropriate/necessary by the Director of Finance.
  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Support Staff > Accounting/Bookkeeping
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Swampscott Public Schools does not discriminate or tolerate harassment against students, parents/guardians, employees or the general public. No person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to the Swampscott Public Schools, or in obtaining the advantages, privileges and courses of study of the Swampscott Public Schools on grounds of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy or pregnancy related conditions, age, genetic information, ancestry, children, marital or civil union status, veteran status or membership in the armed services, receiving of public assistance, homeless, or disability.

    Job Requirements

      • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or a related field. Additional directly related work experience may be considered in lieu of this
      • Minimum 2-3 years’ work experience with demonstrated knowledge of municipal bookkeeping, accounting and payroll procedures.
      • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, Google, and MUNIS
      • Expertise in spreadsheet and word processing software.
      • Working knowledge of computers and electronic data processing; working knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
      • Ability to meet and deal effectively with the public
      • The successful candidate must have strong written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to handle multiple tasks in a
      highly interactive environment.
      • Current authorization to work in the United States by the first day of employment.

    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Lisa Coults , HR Manager
    • 207 Forest Ave
    • Swampscott, Massachusetts 01907

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