Matanuska Electric Assn Payroll and Accounting Assistant in Palmer, Alaska

PURPOSE To assist the payroll function in the preparation and distribution of the Association s payroll. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION Assists in establishing and maintaining employee master-file records. Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of payroll files and records. Verifies that all employees time sheets have been received, properly approved, and have proper accounting distribution. Transfers and inputs time sheets into the computer and verifies accuracy. Prepares and inputs employee life insurance taxation. Assists in maintaining fringe benefit records and related journal entries. Prepares monthly employee benefit billing reports and related invoices. Assists with preparation of payroll tax reports. Assists with input of payroll deductions for employee contributions to benefits. Assists with compiling, collecting, and preparing information relating to special requests and projects. Sets up and maintains records and files as required and requested. Assists with preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial and statistical reports.Prepares and maintains monthly audit work papers and budget position reports. Assists others in the department as needed. Promotes a safety culture in which safety is a value.This culture is based on joint and individual engagement, ownership, and accountability regarding job safety and responsibility to perform work safely and adhere to safe work practices. Performs the essential functions of the position in a safe and efficient manner. The above items are not intended to be all inclusive of the essential functions or requirements of this type of work as they are subject to change based on operating necessity. The employee will also perform other related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management personnel. ESSENTIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS Qualified candidates are required to have the equivalent of a high school education and two (2) years of directly related work experience in payroll administration. (include educational requirements and experience requirements). Preference may be given to those candidates with an educational emphasis in business and accounting related courses. Preference may be given to those candidates whose prior experience evidences a background in payroll and accounting services. NOTE: The Association will consider, in its sole discretion, relevant work experience in lieu of required education qualifications or other required certifications or qualifications. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Support a culture of safety excellence through active involvement in safety improvement and promote a sense of shared responsibility for safety. Capable of working with confidential information in a professional manner. Work with numbers and spreadsheets, and have the ability to concentrate on details. Manage multiple priorities to meet daily and weekly deadlines. Strong customer service and communication skills. Math skills, to include basic statistics and percentages, as well as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Good time management skills. Deal effectively with a wide variety of people. Skilled in effective and professional verbal and written communication. Ability to facilitate cooperation between work groups and work functionally across all levels of the organization. Self-motivated improvement based on successes and failures. Analyze processes for efficiency and make recommendations for improvements. Embrace and embody the Association s Core Values through decisions, actions, attitude, and behavior to directly contribute to the success of the organization. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an emp