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Payroll Technician

Company: City of Aspen
Location: Aspen
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Added to system:
6/4/21 9:19 AM

The City of Aspen is Hiring a Payroll Technician

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Title: Payroll Technician

FSLA Status: Non-Exempt Termed position, not to exceed one year.

Salary Range: $45,302.40 - $63,648.00 Salary Offer Dependent on Qualifications

First Review Deadline: Friday, June 11th at 5:00pm

Position Overview:

The Payroll Technician Serves as payroll back-up as a critical function within the organizations financial team. This includes start-to-finish payroll processing on a bi-weekly basis as well as the complete payroll accounting reconciliation. Additional duties will include support around purchasing card program administration, food tax and senior financial assistance on property taxes, and other financial duties. Further, this position models the organizations core values and mission in all interactions with internal and external stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collects, audits, and processes bi-weekly timesheets and interfaces between the timekeeping system (Kronos) and accounting system (Oracle). Engages with the current Payroll Specialist to amass knowledge around the nuances of processing payroll within the Citys ERP (Oracle). Following the bi-weekly payroll posting to the general ledger, performs a detailed reconciliation to ensure all accounting is correct.
  • Assists in researching new governing laws and regulations around compensation. Prepares and files appropriate payroll reports with State, Federal and other organizations. Participates in discussions with Human Resources around benefit changes and how to facilitate changes into the ERP system.
  • Initiates and processes ACH payments to health savings account, retirement account, Fire and Police Pension Association (FPPA), and other institutions for individual employee specific account contributions.
  • Assists with the administration of off-cycle actions and programs such as purchasing card program administration, the food tax refund program, and the senior low-income property tax assistant program.
  • Learns the dynamics around all systems associated with payroll data collection and processing, including Eden (legacy system) until retired, Kronos, and Oracle. This will extend relationships with IT and HR and will further require engagement with each vendors customer support service (and/or a third-party support vendor).


  • Service: Provides service with excellence, humility, integrity, and respect in daily work, builds trust by listening, treats people with respect, acknowledges opportunities for improvement, and follows through with commitments.
  • Partnership: Actively creates strong, supportive internal and external relationships to attain a common goal and achieve greater impact together.
  • Stewardship: Balances social, environmental, and financial responsibilities, evaluating the impact of decision making on a thriving future for all.
  • Innovation: Develops technical expertise to pursue new ideas and creative outcomes, grounded in Aspens unique culture, opportunities, and challenges.
  • Communication: Knowledge of effective and appropriate communication. Ability to use knowledge effectively in various contexts which may require oral, written, visual and non-verbal communication.
  • Interpersonal: Works to develop strength in interpersonal skills. Has the ability to work well with diverse groups of people, both inside and outside the organization.
  • Technology: Demonstrates technology skills sufficient for the nature and level of position. Demonstrates a willingness to learn new technologies and transition job duties accordingly to support technological advances and innovation.
  • Payroll Expertise: Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel policies and procedures and compensation and benefits as it relates to payroll, knowledge of accounting principles and practices, and the reporting of financial data.


  • Two years of professional experience with payroll, accounting, bookkeeping, accounts payable or complex administrative duties.
  • Associate degree in business, accounting, or related field. *
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and have a basic understanding of computers and online computer-based technology applications, which includes accessing web-based platforms.

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  • Please note that any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required abilities, knowledge, and skills as determined by the City of Aspen may be substituted for the requirements above.

Enjoy Industry Leading Benefits:

  • Health and wellness benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Cafeteria Benefit
  • Wellbeing Program and Incentives
  • Homeowners Down Payment Assistance
  • Competitive 401(a) Employer Retirement Contributions
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Discounted Ski Passes
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Extended Sick Leave

Application Process:

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Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

The deadline for the first review of applications is June 11th, 2021 @ 5:00pm. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.

The application must be filled out completely; stating "see resume" anywhere in the application, is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application.

Direct any additional questions or inquiries to our Talent Acquisition Business Partner by emailing

The City of Aspen is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Closing Date 6/18/21
Pay Range (MIN) 45,302.40
Pay Range (MAX) 63,648.00

Keywords: City of Aspen, Aspen , Payroll Technician, Other , Aspen, Colorado

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