Salt Lake City


    Requisition ID
    Minimum Salary
    USD $47,902.00/Yr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $65,354.00/Yr.
    Post End Date
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Why Salt Lake City Corporation?


    Salt Lake City is one of the nation’s best places to live, work and play. Maintaining that reputation as well as implementing new progressive solutions for sustainable growth, means that we need the best people working here. We’re looking for civic minded individuals who want meaningful work that will directly impact the city that we all love. When you join us, you will have the security and peace of mind that comes from a career in local government. We pride ourselves on our dedication to gender pay equity and a friendly and respectful atmosphere for all. Submit an application and see for yourself why Salt Lake City Corp. is the best place to work!


    We choose only the very best to work for the residents of this great city — and we reward our hardworking employees with a generous benefits package. 


    • Medical+HSA/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
      • Medical Premium is only $16 a month for a single and $52 a month for a family
    • Paid time off
      • 12 vacation days + 11 paid holidays + 5 paid personal days
      • Six weeks of paid parental leave to all new parents
    • Tuition Reimbursement up to 4k dollars a year
    • Pension or 401K with 10% of salary contributed by the city, no match required
    • Dedicated Wellness Clinic for employees and their families
    • Discounted Auto/Home/and Pet Insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Training and Development

    Under the direction of the City Controller, incumbent is responsible for the administration, development, implementation and process of Salt Lake City Corporation’s payroll system. Coordinates directly with Human Resources (HR) and Information Services (IMS) on all payroll issues. The position requires compliance with city, state and federal payroll policies, rules and regulations, and plays an active role in implementing and monitoring the payroll system.


    • Administers, audits, and processes all regular and special payrolls accurately and in a timely manner.  Resolves complex issues and monitors all other payroll related records such as retirement contributions, benefits, short-term disability, and worker’s compensation.
    • Provides expertise in and is responsible for payroll compliance reporting required by federal, state and city government, and other third party providers.  The most common are the Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration, Utah State Tax Commission, Utah Retirement System, and Workforce services.  Processes W-2s and other year-end reporting as well as employment verifications and periodic reports.
    • Administers and monitors the city’s payroll process and all city personnel involved.  Trains HR and department employees as necessary to ensure an accurate, secure and timely payroll process.  Serves as the key payroll person overseeing Personal & Payroll Administrators and any system interfacing with the city’s payroll system.
    • Serves as the city’s payroll expert and is a key player representing payroll by participating on various committees for the ongoing design, development, testing and implementation of payroll, financial and human resource automated systems.  Involved in specifications for creation of software upgrades and enhancements. 
    • Responsible for additional internal payroll related systems and processes including Employee Online that is used to make changes to employee records.  Manages payroll terminations, complying with collective bargaining agreements and other employee processes.
    • Researches and responds to payroll questions both internally and externally while complying with all HIPPA and privacy requirements.
    • Is a key member of the Finance staff and provides advice and expertise to the city’s financial leadership.  Critical thinking skills and ability to solve complex problems is necessary for this position.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a closely related field plus four years general accounting experience with two of the four years in payroll operations and computerized payroll systems experience.  Experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
    • Proficiency in accounting and knowledge of budgetary requirements, IRS regulations, Utah Retirement System compliance,  
    • Ability to communicate and interact effectively both orally and in writing with supervisors, city employees and Administrators and outside professional auditors and contractors.


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