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Payroll Living!

Wilsonville, Oregon
Job Type
19 May 2023
Join the Arete Finance and Accounting Team!
Payroll Specialist
Type: Full-Time
Shift: Day
Location: Arete Corporate Office - 25195 SW Parkway Avenue, Suite 200. Wilsonville OR 97070

The primary responsibility of this position is to establish and maintain employee payroll records and assist the overall Payroll Department's clerical duties.


Review and audit timekeeping records for compliance and established standards.
Review and verify new hire data in the payroll system, maintain time and attendance records, and post changes in pay and tax status, and other miscellaneous changes.
Daily monitor the payroll department mail and email inboxes, researching all issues with follow through to resolution. Escalate issues when appropriate.
Process and review new hires in the Worker's Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program, Bureau of Labor Statistics requests (BLS), written or verbal Verification of Employment (VOE), and Oregon Employment Surveys (OES).
Assist with documentation on payroll processes and maintain filing for the department.
Backup payroll manager as needed.
Receive, enter, and process garnishments and the appropriate responses.


High School diploma or equivalent, additional schooling or training highly preferred.
Must have 1+ years of experience processing payroll, or in a similar accounting field.
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting and payroll principles and procedures.
Excellent communication and verbal skills (both written and oral) to effectively problem solve with other employees, all levels of Avamere staff and third parties external to Avamere.
Excellent organizational and time management skills to maintain accurate records and meet deadlines.
Strong analytical skills and the ability to evaluate and solve problems with minimal assistance.
Understanding of modern office methods, practices, procedures, and equipment.
Proven capability for effective use of computer systems including spreadsheet, word processing and email software.
Must maintain a high standard of confidentiality and honesty.
Must work effectively as a team member, with management staff and must be able to work independently and/or unsupervised.
Must supply proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Employee Perks

Tuition assistance
Access up to 50% of your net earned income before payday
Mentorship opportunities
Career Development
Employee assistance program featuring counseling services, financial coaching, free legal services, and more
Paid time off/sick leave (rolls over annually)
401K retirement plan with employer match
Comprehensive benefits package with medical coverage, voluntary dental, vision, and life insurance, short-term disability, and AD&D coverage
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  • Job Reference: 1010169706-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Arete Living
  • Location: Wilsonville, Oregon
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent