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Payroll Specialist
Commonwealth Charter Academy is looking for an additional payroll specialist to join the Business Office team. 

Position Summary

Working from our Capital Campus Family Service Center, Harrisburg, the Payroll Specialist is responsible for assisting payroll for school staff as well as administrative staff and teachers located across the state.  The Payroll Specialist will respond to payroll questions and provide support to internal staff throughout the organization.  
  • Process payroll for all employees on a semi-monthly basis
  • Maintain payroll paperwork, files and records in electronic human resources software system
  • Process all quarterly reports as required by law
  • Process year-end & fiscal year-end reports as required by law
  • Process W-2 statements as required by law
  • Submit all required State and Local reports
  • Resolve employee concerns regarding payroll questions and issues
  • Process wage garnishments
  • Processes payroll requests; direct deposit, address, location and W-4 changes
  • Calculate pro-rated pay for teachers and staff based on individual school calendar
  • Process final paychecks for terminated employees or employees on leaves of absence
  • Calculate final balance of salary for terminated employees
  • Generate various scheduled reports each pay period
  • Create/issue manual/interim checks through supplemental payrolls as needed
  • Process all position changes and terminations
  • Prepare annual compensations and salary statements
  • Process Fiscal Year End Personnel and Payroll Procedures
  • Handle PSERS retirement inquiries and ensure accurate processing of requests; as well as processing 403(b) inquiries
  • Review all new hire information entered by HR Generalist
  • Submit payments to various payroll vendors on a per pay, monthly or quarterly basis
  • Prepare payroll for client schools including payments, reporting, W-2 statements and any additional areas mentioned above
  • Maintains HR paperwork and assist with new hires and terminations for client schools
  • Produce payroll reports as needed
  • Assist with various research projects and/or special projects
Position: Payroll Specialist
Organization: Commonwealth Charter Academy
Location: Harrisburg,  PA 
United States
Posting Start Date: 7/20/2022
Date Posted: 7/20/2022
Requirements Competencies
  • Previous Pennsylvania public school payroll experience preferred, other payroll experience considered
  • Two or more years of payroll experience preferred
  • Excellent software skills, especially with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively both with and without supervision
  • Highly detail-oriented and analytical
  • Strong technology skills
  • Thoroughness
  • Collaboration Skills
  • Flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environment with a team player track record
  • Ability to work remotely, if necessary
  • Customer focused approach with a high degree of flexibility
  • Required Education and Experience
  • High School Diploma
  • 2 years of relevant work experience
    Preferred Education and Experience
  • 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
Status: This listing expires on: 8/19/2022
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Organization Information
Commonwealth Charter Academy
1 Innovation Way

Harrisburg,  PA 17110
United States
Faith Russo