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CONFIDENTIAL SEARCH: Payroll Manager job in East Portland

East Portland Equipment company is currently looking to fill a Payroll Manager job. This is a newly created position. The company is going through some restructuring so management would like to fill this position with someone who has the experience, and personality, to be a strong leader and assist with these changes. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys being a “hands-on” manager and good mentor to the team. Company will also be going through a system upgrade or implementation, with payroll, soon. Management is very receptive and appreciates someone who will be a positive addition for these changes.

Job Qualifications –
* Payroll processing for 200+ employees – Union and Non-Union Payroll
*Six different unions – approx. 150+ union employees
*Multi-State processing – OR, WA, ID, CA,
* Weekly payroll processing
* Payroll reporting and compliance
* Interaction with Union Managers, and various staff, for payroll related issues and matters
* Supervision of 3+ payroll staff – team should grow some within the year
* HR and Benefit related administration
* Be a key member for the system upgrade/implementation when needed
* Other related payroll projects and matters as needed

Job Qualifications
* 10+ years payroll processing experience
* 3+ years management/supervisory experience
* Multi-State and Union processing experience
* Strong computer and systems experience (very system savvy)
* Job/Labor costing experience a plus
* Team oriented and ability to “lead by example”
* Excellent communication skills – oral and written
* Professional and great personality
* Strong time management and attention to detail

If you have the technical abilities, enjoy being a positive manager and part of a strong team, then this
could be a great opportunity for you! Please email your resume to or
call (503) 228-0300 to be considered.


Arienne White

Payroll Specialist
Position Overview:
A municipal entity is looking for a payroll specialist for a long-term assignment to help with a major project! This is a complex, high volume payroll department that includes union and pension employees. Our ideal candidate will be extremely detail oriented, professional and focused with high volume payroll experience. Please apply today if you are a motivated individual ready to take on a new challenge!
Position Responsibilities:
• Audit timesheets
• Review new hire data entries in Oracle
• Balance payroll batches
• Prepare payroll journal entries, including allocations
• Calculate and record any payroll deductions and taxable benefits
• Identify, troubleshoot, problem solve, and address anomalies in payroll processing
• Assist team to ensure payroll complies with required guidelines, policies and best business practices
• Stay up to date with all tax reporting and wage practices to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements
• Reconcile payroll bank accounts
• Facilitate month end closing
• Provide support for various projects as needed

Position Qualifications:
• 2+ years of high-volume payroll experience required
• Experience with union dues and payroll required
• Experience with Oracle highly desired
• Government payroll experience desired
• Must be comfortable with manual and non-manual payroll systems and filing
• Must be professional, detail oriented and a team player
• Must be able to work independently and inter-dependently
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

$20-$25 per hour.


Payroll Accountant

Portland, OR

The Payroll Accountant is responsible for performing a variety of complex general ledger accounting and reconciliation functions as well as standard payroll calculations. This position requires a demonstrated commitment to attention to detail, quality, and accuracy. 

Key Qualifications and Competencies Needed for Success:

·         Working knowledge of state, federal and local tax regulations and laws.

·         Performs a wide variety of accounting functions related to biweekly payroll of the Cambia companies.

·         Establishes and maintains a close working relationship with the payroll department and the accounting department to ensure the accounting properly reflects the operations. Responsibilities include ensuring compliance with accounting policies and procedures, as well as resolving accounting related problems, including management fees and payroll.

·         Completes monthly reconciliation of General Ledger liability accounts and research to bring these accounts to a zero balance.  Includes writing of journal entries to make corrections and work with cost and financial accounting staff.

·         Complete account reconciliations on payroll deductions, taxes withheld and paid.

·         Completes monthly balancing of payroll dollar interface into general ledger.

·         Performs audits of various payroll areas prepares materials for external or internal auditors.

·         Prepares bonus calculations for payroll and reclassifications between departments relating to payroll allocation.

·         Ensures all month-end processes are followed and completed in a timely and accurate manner.

·         Strong computer skills including spreadsheet development, report generation and presentation development.  Strong Microsoft Excel skills and experience. 

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills and the ability to communicate and coordinate activities with varying levels of staff, leaders and external vendors.

·         Ability to exercise judgment, initiative and discretion regarding confidential and sensitive matters.

·         Conducts bi-weekly audits of payroll processing files and data ensuring employees are paid on an accurate and timely basis. 

·         Develop monthly metrics for all payroll related functions.

·         Working knowledge of Lawson, Oracle, Peoplesoft payroll systems helpful.

Normally to be proficient in the competencies listed above:

Payroll Accountant would have a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Human Resources or related field with 3 years Payroll experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

General Functions and Outcomes:

·         General oversight of one or more functional areas within Finance Operations.  Supports business activities across all Cambia operational states maintaining a high level of work quality.

·         Reviews department procedures and recommends changes or updates and assists with implementation activities.  Oversees user maintenance of applicable systems, works with various internal departments to resolve system issues.

·         Assists in improving departmental performance by identifying and evaluating work trends, helping develop appropriate actions. 

·         Recommends actions when problems or issues related to Payroll reconciliations are identified.

·         Assists in the maintenance and development of desk procedures, policies and procedures.  May assist in generating user documentation for processes, policies and procedures in response to business changes and ensures staff are updated on any changes or modifications.

·         Ability to respond to all internal/external questions pertaining to employee time cards.

At Cambia, we advocate for transforming the health care system. You aren’t satisfied with the status quo and neither are we. We're looking for individuals who are as passionate as we are about transforming the way people experience health care. We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug and tobacco-free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law. A drug screen and background check is required.

Cambia’s portfolio of companies spans health care information technology and software development; retail health care; health insurance plans that carry the Blue Cross and Blue Shield brands; pharmacy benefit management; life, disability, dental, vision and other lines of protection; alternative solutions to health care access; and free-standing health and wellness solutions.

We have a century of experience in developing and providing health solutions to serve our members. We had our beginnings in the logging communities of the Pacific Northwest as innovators in helping workers afford health care. That pioneering spirit has kept us at the forefront as we build new avenues to improve access to and quality of health care for the future.

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