Calista Corporation Payroll Technician in Anchorage, Alaska

JOB SUMMARY The Payroll Technician processes timesheets, payroll deductions, and new hire paperwork; pays State and Federal taxes, child support and garnishment deductions; and files confidential employee information. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Manage Calista s electronic time collection system. Code paper timesheets. Pay Federal and State payroll taxes. Pay Child Support and other garnishments. Process new hire payroll forms. Process leave/vacation/sick accruals. Print and mail pay stubs and paychecks. File confidential documents. Work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner. Perform other duties as assigned. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job does not have supervisory responsibilities. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES Basic working knowledge and experience with payroll functions and laws. Advanced Microsoft Excel Knowledge preferred. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to type 45 words per minute with accuracy. Knowledge of database software, spreadsheet software and word processing software. Microsoft packages preferred. Ability to work in a Native Corporation multi-business environment. Must be willing to take on-going educational courses to stay technically current. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to learn and understand the Company s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). QUALIFICATIONS Associate s degree in Accounting with one year of payroll experience; or, Minimum of four years of payroll experience with basic college level accounting classes. Exposure to government contracts preferred. Deltek Costpoint or other integrated software experience preferred. Ability to pass a drug, background, reference, and credit check. WORKING ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The payroll is a fast paced multi-tasking environment requiring regular attendance. Work may require occasional overtime. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Physical - Continuous: Sitting, standing, walking, hand-eye coordination Frequent: Bending, talking, repetitive use of legs, lifting and carrying up to 10 lbs. Visual - Continuous: Close/Color/Peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus Frequent: Distance vision Mental - Continuous: Handling stress and emotions, concentrating on tasks, discriminating colors, making decisions, adjusting to changes, remembering/examining/observing details. Frequent: Analytical thinking, verbal and written communication. Environmental - Continuous: Exposure to indoor hot and cold temperatures, noise. Frequent: Working alone and with others. PREFERENCE STATEMENT: Preference will be given to Calista shareholders and their descendants and spouses, and to shareholders of other corporations created pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2003-2(i). Additionally, Calista s policy is to select,