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Payroll Specialist - Insight PA

Company: Stride
Location: Exton
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Job Description:


  • About us
  • K12 Produces Results
  • thinkTANK12 Get to know Insight Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School!
    • Insight Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School
    • Behind the scenes
    • A Day in the life K12, a Stride Company, believes in Education for ANY ONE. We provide families an online option for a high-quality, personalized education experience. Students can thrive, find their passion, and learn in an environment that encourages discovery at their own pace. In support of this, we are committed to creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and diversity where our employees are passionate about serving students and families, treat one another and customers with respect, challenge each other to innovate and always strive to do better.

      Passionate Educators are needed at the Stride K12 partner school, Insight Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School We want you to be a part of our talented team!

      The mission of Insight Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (ISPA) is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for students by incorporating school and community/family partnerships coupled with a rigorous curriculum along with a data-driven and student-centered instructional model. Student success will be measured by valid and reliable assessment data, parent and student satisfaction, and continued institutional growth within the academic community. Join us!

      This is a full-time position. Ability to work independently, typically 40+ hours per week is required. Ability to maintain a professional home office without distraction during workday, typically 8-4 or as defined by the school.

      Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
      • Manages all day-to-day tasks involved in payroll operations, including changes, garnishments, proper retention of backup for all changes, etc.
      • Uses HRIS to run payroll
      • Inputs various data into HRIS
      • Adds additional pay to payroll runs including stipends, PTO payouts, severance, etc.
      • Auditing payroll, procedures, and process to simplify and improve for accuracy
      • Provides outside or internal reporting - weekly and monthly payroll reports to be pulled and distributed
      • Responds and communicates directly with employees via the general payroll inbox
      • Works closely with HR staff and other school leaders towards continuous process improvements on all payroll functions
      • Gathers information from all stakeholders to ensure payroll is ran with most updated information possible
      • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential
      • Resolves payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information
      • Other Payroll functions that may be necessary, including:
        • Terminations
        • Pay Changes / Status Changes
        • Prorations
        • Child Support
        • Garnishments
        • Multi State Compliance
        • Assists supervisors with reviewing timecards and acts as final reviewer of timecards
        • Assists in retirement plan reporting (PSERS and 403b)
        • Provides updates to procedures and policies as related to payroll
        • Provides proposed solutions to increase payroll processing efficiency and accuracy
        • Acts as backup to benefits HR Generalist
        • Other duties as assigned Supervisory ResponsibilitiesThis position has no regular supervisory responsibilities.

          Required MINIMUM Qualifications:
          • High School diploma AND
          • 2(+) Years Experience with processing 200(+) employee payroll
          • OR Equivalent combination of education and experience Preferred Certificates and Licenses
            • CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) Minimum Required Skill Set
              • Great organizational and time management skills
              • Strong written and verbal communication skills
              • Adaptable technology skills
              • Experience using search engines (internet) for research projects
              • Experience using an HR information system
              • Demonstrated competencies with general technology, Microsoft Office Platforms (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, etc.), Google Platforms, Zoom, etc.
              • All clearances and background checks as required to work in a Pennsylvania public school Work Environment

                The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
                • This is a flexible position with opportunities for in-office or remote work options. The noise level in the office is usually moderate (computers, printers, light foot traffic).
                • This position will include limited travel and will include limited overnight travel. This is estimated to be less than 10% of the time. Travel will be required for community events, PD and state testing.

                  Job Performance Requirements
                  The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

                • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
                • Ability to exhibit mental dexterity to "dial" a telephone, to enter data into a computer, to read a computer screen and printed material, to hear and understand speech at normal office/workplace levels, and on the telephone, and to speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in the workplace and on the telephone.
                • Ability to physically lift up to 10 pounds.
                • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret workplace documents, technical procedures, research studies, and governmental regulations.
                • Ability to write reports with clarity.
                • Ability to interface diplomatically with all members of the school community - administrators, teachers, parents, students, Board members, support staff, colleagues, and outside professional contacts.
                • Ability to coordinate and use technology for a variety of workplace purposes and communications.
                • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

                  The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is "at-will" as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the "at-will" nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer of Insight PA Cyber Charter School.

                  Stride, Inc. is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.

                  Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

                  The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Stride, Lower Merion , Payroll Specialist - Insight PA, Human Resources , Exton, Pennsylvania

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