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Payroll/Fiscal Specialist

  2022-07-01     Northern Arizona Council of Governments     Cottonwood     20.79 hour  

$20.79-24.95/hr, 40 hrs/wk, 52 wks/yr (The base wage of this position has been increased by 5% effective 4/11/2022)


Working under administrative supervision and with moderate difficulty this position is responsible for processing NACOG’s bi-weekly payroll.  This position has added fiscal responsibilities, including:  lease administration, journal entry posting, and report preparation.


  • Processes regular bi-weekly and off-cycle payrolls for the entire agency
  • Audits travel reimbursement requests to ensure completeness and compliance
  • Generates all payroll- and tax-related reports
  • Prepares month-end reports for various departments
  • Processes monthly insurance premium payments
  • Researches and resolves payroll-related issues
  • Maintains payroll records to ensure policy compliance
  • Responds to requests for information (i.e., reports, verifications)
  • Prepares and/or posts various journal entries
  • Administers agency leases, including: Payments, lease renewals, and postings
  • Coordinates the monthly credit card expense reporting process
  • Prepares provider invoices
  • Posts cash management transactions (i.e. deposits, transfers)
  • Provides back-up support to senior accounting technician, as needed
  • Assists with Finance Department audits, policies and procedures, and training

Other related duties as assigned.



Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or other related field of study; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience and 2 years related professional experience and/or training in payroll accounting which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.





  • Payroll accounting
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) knowledge
  • Financial Analysis
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel


  • Analytical thinking
  • Communication
  • Mathematical proficiency
  • Organizational skills


X < 5%       □ < 25%         □ < 50%         □ < 75%      □ 100%



Physical Activity:   Frequent sitting, talking, listening, balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, finger use, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motion.  Occasional kneeling, crawling, pushing, and pulling.

Physical exertion:   ___ Sedentary;   _X_ Light;   ___Medium;  __ Heavy;  __ Very Heavy.  Work involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Visual requirements: Close visual acuity for compiling and analyzing data; viewing a computer screen; and reading.

Working conditions:  Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.


NACOG is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by the state, federal, or local law. NACOG is committed to provided access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individual with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

Benefits include: Agency Paid Health, Dental, Vision, Arizona State Retirement (ASRS); Vacation, Sick & Holiday Pay

NACOG follows all CDC Guidelines for COVID-19

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