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Payroll Manager


Salt Lake City, UT, United States


Mar 28, 2024



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Drive your new career forward with UTA and drive your payroll career into new territory.

Payroll is a part of the accounting department at UTA. Payroll's mission is processing timely and accurate wage payment to all of UTAs employees, ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and local wage and hour laws, withholding and remitting taxes and other deductions, issuing wage and tax reporting statements and accounting for the pension and deferred compensation programs.

As the Payroll Manager you will:

  • Perform advanced professional duties related to pension accounting and benefit account reconciliations.
  • Conduct in-depth analysis on financial documents for completeness and accuracy.
  • Supervise preparation and processing of payroll documents.
  • Prepare routine to complex reports and analysis as required
  • Performs all duties in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), governmental accounting standards board (GASB) and other requirements as directed.


Training: Bachelor's degree, or equivalent years of experience in payroll


  • Six years payroll experience applying knowledge of proper payroll procedures, including three years in a lead role.
  • Knowledge of specific laws, ordinances, and regulations governing financial reporting required
  • Knowledge of Oracle JD Edwards accounting software preferred.
  • Basic typing skills and knowledge of personal computer operation, including advanced proficiency in MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to
  • Communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, with an emphasis on customer service.
  • Apply professional judgment in the application of standard and advanced accounting techniques and principles.
  • Make accurate mathematical calculations.
  • Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions.
  • This job requires regular and predictable attendance.
  • This job requires a credit check.

-OR -
An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
UTA reserves the right to determine the equivalencies of education and experience.]

UTAs benefits package for full-time administrative employees includes:
  • Health, dental, vision, life/AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance (eligible after 30 days of employment), with Flexible Spending and Dependent Care accounts. Choice between Traditional Co-Pay or High Deductible Health Plans for medical coverage. HSA with company match available to employees enrolled in the HDHP. Benefit plans include coverage for domestic partners (eligibility affidavit required for coverage).
  • Onsite Health and Wellness Clinics for medical care at no cost to employees, spouses, domestic partners, and dependent children.
  • 22 days of accrued paid time off (13 vacation days and 9 sick days), which increases with tenure at UTA.
  • 10 paid holidays and two paid (2) floating holidays per year.
  • Retirement options - Pension Plan with 5-year vesting schedule and 457 Contribution Plan, available for immediate contributions and company matching.
  • Generous tuition reimbursement for higher education, available for any higher education degree (bachelor, master, or PHD). Course of study must be approved prior to enrollment.
  • Training, development, and career advancement opportunities.
  • Paid parental leave for birth, adoption, and child placement (after 12 months of employment).
  • Free transit passes for employees, their spouses, and their dependent children.
  • Employee assistance program includes counseling, legal services, financial planning, etc.
  • UTA Well a comprehensive wellness program designed to support employees and dependents in their health and wellness goals.
  • Free on-site fitness facilities and discounted membership to VASA Fitness.
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Pay Range: $87,500.00 annually or more depending on experience.
If interested, apply before: 03/20/2024
* Utah Transit Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, covered veterans, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process should contact UTA Human Resources at 801-287-2324. A minimum of two workdays notice prior to the need for the accommodation is required.
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