Payroll & Benefits Supervisor – Bristol, CT

Posted on: August 30 2022 – 12:35pm



SUMMARY: Supervises and coordinates activities of employees engaged in processing City payroll, pension payroll and employee benefits; assists in the preparation of payroll, including some payroll related processing for the Board of Education and Bristol Burlington Health District. Reviews various Federal and State reports, tax forms and deposits prepared by other staff. Researches and implements new payroll related laws and regulations. Answers employee questions regarding payroll matters. Reviews and approves payroll deductions such as garnishments. Liaisons between Payroll and MIS divisions for implementation of payroll system requirements, revisions, and recommendations. Responsible for programmatic design and implementation of computer functions that improve automated aspects of payroll processing. Works with Human Resources for payroll related situations and interpretation of bargaining agreements. Supervises printing of payroll checks, direct deposit advices and vendor disbursements. Processes workers compensation claims payments. Prepares W-2s and assists in preparing 1095’s for all employees. Trains city staff regarding payroll functions as required. Provides data for preparation of annual actuarial evaluations for pension funds. Prepares special payroll, pension and other related reports. Supervises and coordinates work with Benefits Specialist as necessary. Coordinates employee requests for retirement and refunds of contributions for terminated employees. Answers questions and explains pension programs to employees and dependents. Supervises and coordinates pension payrolls.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s in Accounting or related field with two years’ experience in payroll related functions; or an Associate’s in Accounting or related field with four years’ experience in payroll related functions. Experience interpreting municipal bargaining agreements and with employee benefits desired. Supervisory experience preferred. Considerable knowledge of payroll processing and payroll auditing principles and procedures; expert knowledge of Financial Management, Human Resource and Payroll Information systems, intermediate knowledge of Word Processing and Spreadsheet software; and basic knowledge of Presentation software. Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills required.

SCHEDULE/CLASSIFICATION: Full-time position, 37½ hours per week, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Regularly works in indoor or office environment.

BENEFITS: Defined Benefit Pension Plan, generous time off, and medical/dental/life insurance package.

SALARY: $34.74/hr. (At 6 months anniversary $38.92, and at 1 year anniversary $39.60.)

DEADLINE: Open until filled.