Payroll Technician III

Finance Department · Juneau, Alaska
Department Finance Department
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $25.91 - $30.03


Payroll Technician 


Job Class: Technician   

Class Status: Active 

Department:  Finance                                       

Type of Position: Non-Exempt

Location of Work: Edward K. Thomas Building

Covered Position: Yes

Salary Grade(s): 9

Hours of Work: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Employment Category:  Regular Full-Time


Payroll Technician is the full proficiency level in which the incumbent examines, verifies and maintains payroll accounts and payroll data. Performing the work requires in-depth or broad knowledge of a body of accounting, budget, or other financial management regulations, practices, procedures, and policies related to a specific function. Provides financial analysis as requested by the direct Supervisor. 



Reports To: Payroll Accountant

Supervises: N/A

Liaison To: N/A



• Reviews documents for financial coding, accuracy and appropriate documentation. 

• Determines if documents clearly meet defined requirements. 

• Calculates payments based on approved documents. 

• Records expenditures in correct month. 

• Tracks and maintains documents through accounting cycle. 

• Reviews the efficiency of accounting procedures and recommends changes related to specific functions. 

• Identifies the need for improved coordination, additional training, and clarification of procedures to reduce errors or processing delays. 

• Acts as source person for resolving or recommending resolution of routine payment issues. Provides formal and informal training on payment matters. 

• Interprets and communicates policies and procedures 

• Generates reports

• Reconciles general ledger accounts and prepares adjusting journal entries. 

• Prepares periodic and annual documents; and financial data and analysis. 

• Process personnel action forms in accounting system. 

• Update employee information, benefits and deductions in accounting system. 

• Respond to agency employment verification inquiries. 

• Process payroll liability payments. 

• Process payroll journals. 

• Reconcile payroll general ledger accounts. 

• Audit timesheets. 

• Enter payroll transactions. 

• Generate payroll reports for management. 

• Provide backup to payroll accountant. 

• Assist employees with payroll and benefits related inquires. 


Spending Authority: N/A

Other Authority: N/A


• Ability to work effectively with executives, managers, supervisors, employees, and employee representatives. 

• Working knowledge of bookkeeping practices and accounting procedures, practices methods, techniques, and terminology. 

• Knowledge of OMB A-87, OMB A-102 and Federal Travel Regulations. 

• Ability to maintain accurate, complete and confidential records.  

• Working knowledge with word processing, spreadsheets, and automated accounting software. 

• Ability to interpret and apply and explain laws, regulations and policies. 

• Ability to identify discrepancies or inaccuracies in data and make corrections. 

• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. 

• Ability to collect, analyze and organize accounting data, interpret its’ significance, and prepare reports. 

• Working knowledge of techniques and methods used in reconciling accounts and auditing. 

• Excellent computer skills including MS office suite programs, and Great Plains. 

• Ability to train or lead staff. 

• Others duties as assigned. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

• High School Diploma or GED 

• Two years or entry technical level accounting experience required. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

• Associates Degree in Accounting


The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting and is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 40 lbs.  Travel on small aircraft or ferry may be required. 


• All employment at Tlingit & Haida is “at will”.  This means that the employee or Tlingit & Haida may terminate employment at any time and for any reason.  Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position

• Tlingit & Haida is a no tolerance workplace.  All regular employees must pass an initial and random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment. 

• Tlingit & Haida requires a criminal background check for the safety of our clients.  All employment offers are conditional until Tlingit & Haida has received a Federal criminal background check verifying eligibility to work in these programs.

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  • Location
    Juneau, Alaska
  • Department
    Finance Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $25.91 - $30.03