Accountant I (Payroll)

Accountant I (Payroll)
City of South Lake Tahoe Finance Department
 South Lake Tahoe, California
Job Description

The City of South Lake Tahoe is seeking applications for the Accountant I position assigned to the Payroll area in the City Finance Department. The payroll accountant will perform all aspects of payroll, including implementation, review and maintenance of payroll processing and accounting systems and records to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions; accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates; ensuring compliance with federal, state and local payroll, wage, and hour laws and best practices; facilitation of audits by providing records and documentation to auditors; recommending updates to payroll accounting software, systems, and procedures; preparation of position budgeting and performing other payroll related duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, attention to detail, organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines. If you meet this criteria and you have a degree in Accounting or similar field, we encourage you to apply and join our team!

Applications accepted through September 30, 2021

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The City of South Lake Tahoe is a general law city in El Dorado County, CA, that was founded on November 30, 1965. Located 190 miles northeast of San Francisco, CA and 60 miles southwest of Reno, NV in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, South Lake Tahoe boasts one of the most unique settings in the world, at the edge of an alpine lake of great natural beauty and environmental value. The city limits encompass an area of approximately 16 square miles with an average elevation of more than 6,200 feet above sea level and a population of 22,525.