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October 7, 2019


$90,612.03 – $113,264.61 Annually 

The ideal candidate will have a CPA (active or inactive) and recent experience overseeing the processing of payroll internally or utilizing a third party payroll service, as well as experience in performing complex accounting and auditing functions, financial statements, cost-benefit analysis, and budget preparation. 

BENEFITS:  Partial listing includes medical and dental 100% paid by the District for employee and 88% paid for dependents, paid leave including 14 holidays and life insurance, CalPERS Retirement, retirement health benefits, education reimbursement, and much more.  

REQUIREMENTS:Five (5) years of professional accounting experience with duties involved in the analysis and reporting of financial transactions, including two years of auditing experience; a valid California Class "C" Driver’s License and safe driving record; an active or inactive Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License. 

EDUCATION:  Bachelor' degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a closely related field.  

APPLY IMMEDIATELY:  Applications will be accepted until there are a sufficient number of highly qualified applicants from which to make a selection. However, for the earliest consideration, please submit your application materials by October 20, 2019. For information on application guidelines and to apply, please go to the Employment section of our website at 

ABOUT OTAY WATER DISTRICT: The District is one of the fastest growing and most progressive water agencies in the region, now serving approximately 225,000 people in the rapidly expanding southeastern region of picturesque San Diego County. The District’s 125.5 square mile service area includes the communities of southern El Cajon, La Mesa, Rancho San Diego, Jamul, Spring Valley, Bonita, eastern Chula Vista, and the Otay Mesa area along the border with Mexico. 

Located in Spring Valley, approximately 15 miles southeast of downtown San Diego, the District is close to all the cultural, educational, and recreational amenities of a large southern California metropolitan area without the daily congestion.  The District employs 134 regular employees and takes pride in providing reliable, high-quality products, services, and support.  

October 3, 2019

Payroll Coordinator

The Payroll Coordinator will lead in overseeing payroll, payroll tax, and timekeeping processes to ensure accurate payment delivery and recording.  In this role, the individual will be the subject matter expert on all payroll functions such as leading the quarterly and annual filing process and overseeing the timekeeping functions.  This position will impact a rapidly growing organization and offers career development opportunities to the right candidate.  The payroll coordinator MUST be very attentive to details.

Essential Duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible for processing weekly payroll in a detailed orientated manner.
  • Lead payroll, payroll tax, and timekeeping department operations utilizing ADP Workforce Now, Time and Attendance.
  • Assist with review and audit of the US & Canada weekly and weekly payrolls.
  • Responsible for accurate periodic and quarterly ADP tax filings and year-end w2 statements.
  • Support system integrations and upgrades using ADP Workforce Now and Time and Attendance Timekeeping
  • Monitor and review weekly and weekly timekeeping files to ensure proper balancing.
  • Review and approve weekly and weekly payroll tax reconciliations.
  • Work with General Ledger team on payroll accounting streamlining efforts.
  • Review adjustments and other Miscellaneous files, e.g., Loans, 401k, bonus and commissions.
  • Assist with training and team development.
  • Review and periodically update payroll, timekeeping and leave policies and procedures.
  • Support internal and external payroll and labor reporting requests.
  • Ensure payroll compliance with federal, state and local law as well as internal and external compliance in the US and Canada.
  • Lead internal and external audits (i.e. workers comp, 401k, EEO, Bureau of Statistics).
  • Interpret new legislation impacting payroll and labor.
  • Assist manager and peers with additional tasks as needed.
  • Implementation of systems and processed to streamline payroll and/or HR functions as it relates to payroll.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • CPP or FPC a plus
  • 5 years of processing high volume payroll and labor
  • ADP Workforce Now- HRIS and Time and Attendance and EZ Labor timekeeping experience a must
  • High School diploma and 4-6 years’ experience processing multi-state payroll. 
  • Prior Payroll/Accounting experience is necessary
  • Working knowledge of ADP Workforce Now and ADP Reporting
  • Accounting background a MUST
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