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Westmont College - 
Payroll Specialist

Westmont College Payroll Specialist - Position Description


The Payroll Specialist is responsible for preparing and processing all college payrolls, and performing all functions related to payroll, ensuring legal compliance.

Reports to: Assistant Vice President of Human Resources


  • H.S. diploma, BA preferred.

  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience in payroll administration

  • Extensive knowledge of CA payroll regulations, practices & procedures Experience utilizing computerized PR systems

  • Experience with UKG preferred.

  • Advanced skills with MS Office Suite

  • A demonstrated problem solving skills

  • Multi-tasking skills to organize and prioritize simultaneous demands while meeting operating deadlines

  • Ability to make mathematical computations with speed and accuracy

  • Ability to compare numbers and detect errors efficiently

  • Customer service orientation – ability to provide high quality, friendly service for all constituents.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

This position is full time and located in Santa Barbara, CA. 

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This position has been filled.



Westmont’s Assistant Vice President of Human Resources is charged with vetting candidates for this position with assistance from Jeff Davis of J. Davis & Associates. JDA will explore a broad network to suggest potential candidates. This thorough search will include consideration of many names and subsequent review of resumes. When appropriate, candidates will be asked to provide a thorough vocational history, respond to a questionnaire, and to have a video interview with Jeff Davis. Those holding the most promise will then be interviewed in person by the Interview Committee. Next, references and backgrounds will be checked, degrees verified, and an extensive candidate profile will be prepared for the committee. When a preferred candidate is identified, the candidate (and spouse, if applicable) will participate in a final interview as well as meet the Westmont staff and leadership team.

J. Davis & Associates is an executive search consulting firm devoted to serving clients in the church, Christian non-profit and educational sectors. As a faith-based religious institution, our client complies with all applicable laws pertaining to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and any other applicable legally protected category. As a religious institution, our client has the right to, and does, require that its employees hold beliefs consistent with its Statement of Faith and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with its religious beliefs.



Jeff Davis

Chief Dot Connector, Executive Search Consultant 

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