Under the general direction of the Comptroller, functions in the capacity of full-time payroll manager, relative to reviewing, releasing and processing all payroll materials from all departments and agencies of the County, except Cook County Health and Hospital System, on a bi-weekly basis. Supervises six staff members in the processing of appointments, promotions, employment separations, anniversary increases, changes in name, address, federal and state withholding taxes and other changes to the payroll master information. Prepares and distributes Time and Attendance reports on a bi-weekly basis and completes all other procedures relevant to payroll, i.e. balancing, deposit of all amounts deducted for payroll taxes, preparation and distribution of W-2 forms, etc. Maintains confidential records on behalf of the Comptroller relative to the bi-weekly payroll consisting of 19,000 employees.
This Position is actively recruited and at will.
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree is required. (Must provide original college/university transcript at time of interview).
- Five (5) years of full-time management level work experience in supervising the Payroll functions and related payroll delivery/audit/processing systems is required.
- Two (2) years of supervisory or management experience is required.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:
Ability to work well under pressure with strict attention to detail. Knowledge of budget, pay schedules, job classification systems and related subject matter as they pertain to managing a payroll schedule. Excellent communications skills, ability to train and supervise others. Ability to work with others and resolve problems/issues with tact and courtesy. Ability to operate a calculator and a computer. Strong mathematical skills. Thorough knowledge of the organization and the operations of Cook County Government.
The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.
This position requires successful completion of post-offer tests, which may include background check, drug screen, and medical examination.
Cook County, Illinois is a home rule unit created by the Illinois State Legislature. It is managed by 17 Commissioners elected for four-year terms. The President of the County Board of Commissioners is also elected and serves as the chief executive officer. The County provides vital services to 5.2 million residents, including health care, public safety, and general governmental services including property recording and taxation, economic development and finance and administration.