Job Description for Accounting/Payroll Specialist II

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Accounting/Payroll Specialist II
Wage and Salary:
Application review will begin:
February 12, 2021
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Job Description:

Jefferson County Human Services department strives to make sure all citizens have the opportunity to access effective and comprehensive human services in an integrated and efficient manner, in order to enhance the qualify of life for individuals and families living in Jefferson County. They are successful in their goals by addressing client’s needs in a respectful manner and enable citizens receiving services to function as independently as possible, while acknowledging their cultural differences. The Human Services department also stands by that no one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay; and there is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available, so all clients receive the help they need.

The Human Services Administrative Services team is currently hiring an Accounting/Payroll Specialist II to perform accounting and payroll tasks for the department. As an organized and efficient individual, you will be successful in this role by completing the below key tasks and responsibilities, with a high attention detail:

  • Complete and ensure accuracy of payroll tasks for Human Services staff and maintains benefit balances, in compliance with federal and state regulations and within the scope of County policy. Communicate closely with staff and resolve timekeeping and accrual questions, needs and issues. 
  • Maintain staff listing to ensure FTE records are accurate. Report FTE information to the State, as required.
  • Record and receipt all incoming cash, checks, and electronic transfers, assigns account numbers, prepare deposit reports and enter into accounting system and Accounts Receivable subsidiaries.
  • Interpret, edit and process daily activity records for billing, case openings, case closings, case transfers and monthly state reports.
  • Download and update the Department of Health Services Program Participation System (PPS) reports for Mental Health (MH) and AODA services. Enter Consumer status and other data into County system for State PPS reporting.  Input voluntary and involuntary MH commitments, Detox commitments into the state PPS reporting system.
  • Enter daily logs for contracted physician into County system. Assist with entering logs for other contractors throughout the department, such as Community Recovery Services, Comprehensive Variety of other tasks needed and provided on the post job description.
  • Variety of other tasks provided on the posted job description.

Starting wage: $20.60/hour; 40 Hours/week

Benefits: Eligible for full benefit package with details provided at the below link



Qualifications Needed:

  • Associate’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field with one-year experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field

Applications will be accepted until position is no longer posted, however, initial screening of applications will begin: February 12, 2021