Payroll Accountant

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Dubuque Finance and Budget Department
Location of position: 
Dubuque, IA
$47,424.00 – $61,921.00 Annually
Date Posted: 
Monday, March 11, 2019
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 22, 2019
Job Description: 

The City of Dubuque, Iowa (population 58,000) invites applications for the position of Payroll Accountant. The successful candidate will be responsible for all complex responsibilities related to payroll and associated accounting operations including the processing of biweekly payroll, payroll maintenance, reconciliation and reporting to federal and state agencies. The successful candidate will also perform duties related to general accounting operations and/or treasury. The successful candidate will possess progressively responsible professional experience in the management, preparation and processing of payroll in a multi-union contract environment; experience in coordinating payroll processes and administered laws and regulations; experience working with a diverse workforce; certification as a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) through the American Payroll Association; a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Business, Finance, Accounting or related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the essential knowledge, skills and abilities. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to follow a management philosophy that is input oriented and values equity, problem solving and the development of partnerships, and a desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. The City offers an annual salary range of $47,424 to $61,921, and an attractive benefit package. Please submit a request for a Civil Service Entrance Examination packet to the City of Dubuque Personnel Office, City Hall, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-4864 by 5:00 p.m. on March 22,

  1. The Personnel Office may be contacted at 563-589-4125 or The job description and benefit summary are available at Women, minorities, veterans and qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EOE.