Unitrans: Payroll Manager

Contact Information

Name: Alex Solis

Phone: 530-752-6536

Email: payroll@unitrans.com

You can visit the Unitrans website to learn more about them.


Payrate: $10.75/hour + $30/wk stipend

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: n/a

Resume Required: No

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: 10+ hrs/week

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: Indefinite


Job Number: 0009-0679-2014

Last Date to Apply: March 6, 2014


Holds direct responsibility for the bi-weekly payroll processing for over 200+ Unitrans employees in different and overlapping accounts. Oversees all related data entry functions, positions, and all other payroll processing procedures. Holds ultimate responsibility for the timely and accurate submission of all payroll documents.


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A.Prepare and submit biweekly Payroll reports for all employees:
  1. Process all Timecards and Count Sheets in a timely manner.
  2. Process employee raises.
  3. Process employee separations.
  4. Maintain Employee Paperwork.
  5. Produce bi-weekly payroll reports available to employees, managers and ASUCD

B.Participate with Planning.
  1. Work in conjunction with the IT Department to update and improve software  programs.
  2. Evaluate payroll procedures, polices and update as needed.
  3. Attend weekly manager's meetings.
  4. Update Payroll Manual as needed.

C.Provide necessary payroll information to employees.
  1. Holds at least 5 announced office hours weekly.
  2. Attend all mandatory meetings quarterly to inform employees of payroll information.
  3. Inform all employees of raise and back pay changes.
  4. Create Unitrans Payroll Schedules.
  5. Resolve all Payroll Inquiries.

D.Train the future Payroll Manager.
  1. Participate in the hiring of the new Payroll Manager.
  2. Train the new payroll manager.

E.Managerial Duties:
  1. Train and hire new payroll assistants.
  2. Hold weekly payroll meetings.
  3. Oversee correct completion of payroll assistant's duties.
  4. Work in conjunction with all Unitrans Managers.
  5. Collaborate with ASUCD payroll on a daily basis.


The skills, knowledge, and abilities to perform the duties of the Unitrans Payroll Manager may be acquired, to some extent, through on-the-job training and experience.

  1. Ability to exercise independent responsibility.
  2. Ability to communicate along all lines of authority.
  3. Organizational and supervisory skills.
  4. The ability to learn quickly.
  5. Willing to make payroll first priority when deadlines arise.
  6. Microsoft Excel knowledge preferable.
  7. Ability to make quick financial decisions.
  8. Knowledge of Unitrans columns and positions desirable.
  9. Ability to handle confidential information appropriately.
  10. Capable of completion of duties in a high stress environment.
  11. Available during summer and breaks to complete payroll.

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please list previous work history and volunteer experience.
  2. Describe why you are qualified for this position and how it relates to your interests.

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