DIRECTOR OF PAYROLL SERVICES††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† 0447
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this position is responsible for the overall administration, supervision and direction of the Payroll Services Division of Suffolk County's Department of Audit and Control.† Work involves administering the technical and audit functions performed by the subordinate staff that process payrolls and payroll deductions for over twelve thousand County employees.† The incumbent serves as a liaison on payroll matters between the Comptroller's Office and the various outside audit agencies.† Work is performed under the general direction of the Deputy Comptroller and requires independent judgment and initiative.† Supervision is exercised over the work of Payroll Services Division staff.† Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
††††††††††† Represents the Comptrollerís Office at various high level meetings regarding modifications to the current payroll system;
††††††††††† Directs and participates in the creation and implementation of new and revised payroll procedures to accommodate changes in State and Federal regulations and laws governing the payroll process;
††††††††††† Monitors unusual or inconsistent payroll transactions and contacts the appropriate County department for further investigation and/or audit.
††††††††††† Oversees the audit of accrued vacation and sick time for employees preparing for retirement;
††††††††††† Oversees the reconciliation of figures for gross payroll and Federal, State, FICA and City taxes, with County Payroll/Personnel System and the County Treasurer;
††††††††††† Directs the preparation of various local, state and federal financial reports for submission to the appropriate agency as required by law.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Comprehensive knowledge of the forms, procedures and terminology involved in processing payrolls and payroll deductions; comprehensive knowledge of recent trends, current developments and sources of information in the areas of Federal, State, FICA and City taxes, Social Security deductions, and the prevailing vacation and sick time allowances; thorough knowledge of effective supervisory techniques; thorough knowledge of the methods used in preparing statistical reports; ability to plan, assign, coordinate and review the work of subordinate employees in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; good judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
††††††††††† Three (3) years of permanent competitive status as a Suffolk County government employee as a Payroll Manager or Payroll Coordinator.