TRC 1000x200
Apply Now

0905 - TRC - Finance - Payroll Specialist

200 Dunham Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701, USA Req #974
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
The Resource Center has been providing services to persons with disabilities in the Chautauqua County area since 1958. From our humble beginnings as a gathering of parents and concerned citizens who wanted to provide educational and training opportunities for persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities, The Resource Center has grown into a comprehensive agency providing services to thousands of persons with all types and levels of disabilities.

The Resource Center is the largest non-governmental employer in Chautauqua County with more than 1,300 employees on its payroll.

The mission of The Resource Center is to support individuals with disabilities and other challenges in achieving maximum independence, contributing to their community, experiencing lifelong growth, and enjoying quality of life.

Specialist - Payroll Clerk


To assist in the preparation of payroll and in maintaining appropriate payroll records and reports. 


  1. To assist in alphabetizing and preparing bi-weekly time sheets and payroll maintenance forms for compute input.
  2. Assist with input into computer all authorized time sheets and changes as well as expense reimbursements
  3. Complete payroll processing per payroll processing manual.
  4. Complete requests for wage verifications
  5. Perform research for any error or audit reports, necessary adjustments, and manual check requests 
  6. Process manual checks and supplemental payrolls
  7. Assist in verifying payroll changes
  8. Knowledge of how to correctly process garnishments, child support & levies
  9. Prepare daily deposits and Cash Receipts Journal: maintain daily Cash Sheet.
  10. Assist with agency bank reconciliations
  11. Prepare current quarter and prior quarter adjustments
  12. Assist in creating and running payroll system reports.
  13. Assist with quarterly time study process including tracking, follow up and entry of changes.
  14. Assist with quarterly and year end reporting and processing tasks.
  15. Communicate problems to appropriate individual (i.e. Senior Clerk, Payroll Supervisor, Controller,  Director of Fiscal Services, Chief Financial Officer, Human Resources,  staff and/or departmental supervisor).
  16. Interface with internal and external customers to address issues and follow up on needed items.
  17. Cover second desk in absence of payroll clerk (Able to correctly process payroll using instruction manual)
  18. Conduct new supervisor training
  19. Prepare and update, as necessary, instruction manual for assigned desk
  20. Maintain necessary policy and procedure documentation
  21. Other related duties as assigned       



To assist and facilitate various functions within area of responsibility.



Knowledge of and/or ability to use computer software such as Microsoft Excel and Word as well as related financial software. Ability to use office equipment such as calculator, copy machine, etc.  Must be detailed oriented and able to adhere to time sensitive deadlines.  Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of customers, both internal and external to the organization.  Ability to
work non-traditional hours as needed or assigned to meet the needs of the department; ability and willingness to travel for work, including use of personal vehicle.  Physical condition or reasonable accommodation(s) commensurate with the demands of the job.


Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration or related field; OR Associates degree in accounting, business administration or related field and two (2) years of demonstrated office experience; OR six (6) years of demonstrated office experience in related capacity. 

The Resource Center is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship status, military status, domestic violence status, predisposing genetic characteristics or genetic information, physical or mental disability, any other category protected by law, or any other non-job related characteristic. As needed, The Resource Center will provide reasonable accommodations for disabilities to employees and applicants whenever such accommodation would not create an undue hardship or a safety concern in the conduct of TRC’s operations.

Other details

  • Job Family TRC
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 200 Dunham Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701, USA