Westmont College -
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
NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS
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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Anticipated Search Calendar
It is anticipated that in person/on-site interviews of the top four candidates for Payroll Specialist will take place in November 2023.
SEARCH & SELECTION PROCESS
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.
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