Posting Date:  01/03/2020
Job Title:  Senior Finance Specialist – Payroll
Salary:  $60,923 – $77,085 Annually
Entity:  City of Lynnwood
Closing Date:  02/23/2020


This senior level payroll professional position is responsible for coordinating the processing of the City’s bi-weekly payroll. This position is part of a team of 3 that services nearly 350 regular full-time employees across the City and up to 170 more seasonal/part-time staff. This position reports to the Payroll Supervisor in the Administrative Services Department.

Primary Duties

Oversee the preparation of the City’s payroll which includes auditing the payroll register for completeness and accuracy; resolve and correct errors.
Assign work and monitor timeliness and quality of work performed by other employees assisting in payroll.
Process personnel action notices for new employees, employee rate changes and any other employee change in status; process time cards; research discrepancies of payroll information to ensure accuracy and adherence to procedures prior to processing.
Calculate and prepare adjustments to employee retirement contributions for multiple retirement systems.
Interpret and implement provisions of multiple collective bargaining agreements to assure salary and benefits are accurately reported in the payroll system.
Reconcile and prepare quarterly and annual reports for all payroll taxes; compute Federal tax deposits; audit and review annual W-2 statements for all employees.
Coordinate annual open enrollment changes with Human Resources staff.


Associate’s degree in accounting or finance or related field with CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) certification preferred, plus three years of experience in accounting or payroll activity, or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
Previous experience working in the public sector and working with complex union contracts, as well as knowledge of the Munis Financial Management System and familiarity with the Department of Retirement System (DRS) is highly desirable.

Contact Information

City of Lynnwood
19100 44th Ave West
Lynnwood, WA 98036
(425) 670-5082

Job #2019-00088

Other Information

This position is represented by Local 3035, Council 2, Washington State Council of County and City Employees AFSCME/AFL-CIO.
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