Job Opening 
Post Date:  1/6/2023
Payroll Specialist (Full-Time)

This is detailed accounting and administrative work overseeing payroll processes and related operations for Marshall County including preparing and processing bi-weekly payrolls and payroll taxes; processing State of Tennessee retirement files and payments; preparing reports for daily, weekly, monthly, and annual reporting purposes; preparing 941 forms and processing W2’s for submission to the IRS.  Job-related duties require a thorough knowledge of procedures associated with payroll operations, thorough experience performing accounting and administrative functions utilizing computerized software applications, strong interpersonal, organizational, and decision-making skills, dedicated attention to detail, the ability to effectively prioritize daily, weekly and monthly activities and consistently meet established deadlines and reporting requirements. 

Necessary Requirements of Work
Graduation from an accredited four-year high school (Associate Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field preferred); supplemented with additional course work in bookkeeping, accounting, or related field; experience in governmental accounting; considerable experience working with computerized accounting software applications; thorough knowledge of employee payroll processes and procedures; strong organizational, interpersonal and decision making skills; dedicated attention to detail; or any combination of education and/or experience to provide the following knowledge, abilities, and skills:
•    Thorough knowledge of payroll processes and procedures including all federal, state, and local taxes, employee benefits, allowable deductions, etc.
•    Thorough knowledge of payroll tax structures, allowable exemptions, and withholding tables for various payroll schedules.
•    Considerable knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to employment including FLSA, FMLA, etc.
•    Considerable knowledge of federal, state, and local government accounting practices and procedures (including GAAP and GASB accounting guidelines).
•    Considerable knowledge of auditing procedures and protocols.
•    Ability to manage multiple tasks and assignments in an organized and efficient manner.
•    Ability to interact in a considerate, tactful, and professional manner with coworkers, local officials, and the public.
•    Skill in the use and application of proprietary accounting software programs (SKYWARD, Concord & Empower)

Necessary Special Requirements
  • Completion of criminal background check and drug screen.

  • Health, dental, vision and life insurance.  Several BCBSTN health plans available at no-cost.
  • Paid sick leave, vacation leave (after 6 months), bereavement leave and 15 paid holidays.
  • Optional benefits available at reasonable rates.
  • TCRS retirement plan.

  • Application and Job Description may be picked up from the Marshall County Human Resources Office, 3309 Courthouse Annex, 3rd floor, Lewisburg, TN 37091 or obtained from
  • Completed application and resume (optional) will be accepted until 2 PM on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 by the Marshall County Human Resources Office, via in-person, fax (931) 422-2421, or email
  • Interviews to be held on Wednesday afternoon, January 18th.
  • No phone calls please.