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Payroll & Accounting Specialist

at The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Posted: 6/19/2019
Job Reference #: *8D26C93736E234EC

Job Description

Requisition Number
19-0043

Post Date
6/18/2019

Title
Payroll & Accounting Specialist

Organization
Lutheran Church Extension Fund

Job Grade
15

City
St. Louis

State
MO

FT/PT
Full Time

Description

Organization Profile

The primary mission of the LCEF is to provide financial resources and related services for ministry, witness, and outreach of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. In so doing it shall raise funds primarily through the issuance of notes and other debt instruments. Its assets shall be used exclusively for the following: To provide financing and services for the acquisition of sites; the construction of facilities; the purchase of buildings and equipment; operating expenses; professional church worker education; the residential housing needs of professional church workers; and other purposes approved by its governing board consistent with the ministry and mission of the Synod under policies approved by the Board of Directors of Synod.

Reporting Relationship

Payroll & Accounting Specialist reports to the Manager, Payroll & General Accounting.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • Prepares and processes semi-monthly payroll including all related reporting and analysis.
  • Prepares journal entries relating to payroll expense, employee deductions, charges from ADP, tax liabilities, and mortgage & savings deposits to the LCMS.
  • Prepares reconciliation of liability accounts related to employee benefits; analyzes and corrects all discrepancies.
  • Reviews expense reimbursement vouchers for compliance with LCEF policies.
  • Reviews payroll activity for employee time reporting relating to overtime and absences.
  • Prepares annual incentive compensation payment for eligible employees.
  • Processes employee withholdings and related check request vouchers for benefits, levies, child support orders, creditor garnishments and any other court appointed garnishment.
  • Manages record retention and electronic storage of all payroll related reports and documentation.
  • Manages retention of source documents including month-end reporting documentation, accounts payable vouchers, cash receipt vouchers, journal vouchers, and cancelled checks for subsequent imaging.
  • Data entry of accounts payable vouchers, journal vouchers, cash receipt documentation, invoice support, and credit memorandums.
  • Prepares various document types for imaging. Verifies imaged documentation for accuracy prior to destroying the original documentation.
  • Maintains manual of desk procedures to reflect current procedures.
  • Provides significant back-up assistance for all areas of the accounting department.
  • Complies with revisions made from time to time, after mutual consultation, in this position description.



Requirements

Education and Experience

  • Two years payroll preparation and processing experience.
  • Two years experience preparing account reconciliations and related journal vouchers.
  • Coursework towards an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, preferred.
  • Active member of a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregation, preferred.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Basic understanding of computerized accounting and payroll systems.
  • High proficiency with computer keyboards, especially numeric keypad speed.
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office software, especially Excel.
  • Highly organized, dependable, and detail conscious.
  • Ability to exercise discretion in confidential matters.
  • Self-starter; capable of sustaining high levels of output.

Supervisory Responsibility

None