Job Description

The San Diego Rescue Mission is built on beliefs that speak to the heart. We believe this is more than a job, that it’s a calling to love our neighbors and those in need the way that Jesus would. In our programs, we create a holistic approach to recovery and rehabilitation while ensuring that our building is a safe haven for men, women and children who have experienced homelessness.

The Payroll Specialist is for an individual who is reliable, trustworthy and has a high attention to detail. This person will take on the role of liaison for fellow staff members and should serve and support them with grace and kindness. The payroll specialist is expected to handle personal information appropriately and must follow payroll procedure, accordingly. This person must be able to work independently and be able to meet critical payroll deadlines. This individual must be driven, and motivated to learn and apply all payroll procedures properly and in a timely manner. Excellent verbal and written skills are needed to communicate effectively with fellow staff and leadership from different departments.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs all activities necessary to process payroll, including and maintaining related records,filing tax reports and voluntary deduction reports, processing involuntary deductions such as levies and garnishments.
  • Prepares accounting transactions and documents, documenting and updating procedures, and preparing special reports for management.
  • Assists Controller in preparing and maintaining all financial records of the Mission, including accounts receivable and general ledger maintenance.To provide administrative support and other documentation as needed.
  • To represent our Mission, Vision and Values and continue to grow professionally and spiritually

Skills / Requirements

Education: Minimum Associate degree or Bachelor degree in Accounting, finance or related field from an accredited institution preferred.

 Experience: Minimum 2 years full-time work experience in Accounting/Bookkeeping. Nonprofit experience preferred.

Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of current accounting and payroll practices, Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) and Peachtree; typing (min 35 wpm); 10-key; coordinate and/or direct a variety of complex tasks and assignments simultaneously and successfully; exercise good judgment and make sensible decisions; attentive to detail; prioritize effectively; effective oral and written communication skills; eagerness to learn and be trained; work both independently and as part of a team; provide information to public by answering questions and requests; regular, timely attendance.

Important Notes

This position is full time, eligible for benefits, employer pays 85% of medical, also included employer paid life/ADD and disability plan, vacation, holidays and sick pay.  Affordable dental, vision, voluntary benefits for life/ADD and a 403B savings plan, employee responsible for premiums.

All openings are subject to change without notice, due to the volume of applications/resumes received, we are unable to respond to status inquiries. Please be assured that your information is being properly handled and forwarded to the appropriate hiring manager. If your skills and qualifications meet the needs of the position, you will be contacted.