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Payroll Manager

Position Type Staff
Start 12/31/2018
School Name Lakeside School
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 12/05/2018

If you …

  • Are uber meticulous about the details
  • Have solid payroll experience and are an ADP Workforce Now expert
  • Pride yourself on being highly organized
  • Enjoy helping people
  • Love managing projects, building practices and implementing improvements
  • Would like to use your skills and abilities in a progressive private independent school

you should consider working at Lakeside!

We are a top tier independent school and we are busy! We are teachers, administrators, outdoor trip leaders, summer school teachers, staff members, athletic and music coaches, tutors, global education trip leaders and more. And this diverse population of individuals needs a customer service oriented payroll manager to join our team!

Working under the controller, the payroll manager will work collaboratively with human resources to process our monthly payroll and benefits, process vendor payments, prepare quarterly tax returns, prepare annual reporting, manage 403b and union audits, and ensure payroll is legally compliant and accurate. If you have prior payroll experience you know what the rest of the tasks are, but we do ask that you have at least 5-7 years of payroll processing experience and current experience with ADP Workforce Now.

We also need you to demonstrate …

  • A willingness to work with a unique payroll schedule and structure, including union employees.
  • Keen attention to detail, strong initiative, and the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities.
  • Superb customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of payroll regulations, processes and procedures.
  • Flexibility and a desire to serve our customer – the employee.
  • Be able to demonstrate your strong organizational and attention to detail skills.
  • Genuinely enjoy helping others.
  • Proactively problem solve.
  • Keep confidential information confidential.
  • Know how to use a PC.

And, prior experience in independent schools would awesome!

Lakeside School draws highly talented faculty and staff from around the country. We make sure we pay salaries competitive with the marketplace, offer top notch benefits, provide funds so you can grow your skills, and our amazing food services team prepares delicious daily lunches – free to all employees.

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