Washington Episcopal School, founded in 1986, is an independent, co-educational school for approximately 300 students, from Nursery through Grade 8, and located in Bethesda, MD. WES inspires academic and personal excellence within a joyful learning environment to develop students who are kind, confident, and prepared.
WES is committed to a diverse and inclusive community and seeks applications for this position from candidates who will contribute to an environment in which all are valued and supported.
Washington Episcopal School seeks a Payroll and Benefits Staff Accountant. This position is for 30 hours per week and can generally be flexible around a school schedule. The role will be an integral part of the Business Office, responsible for but not limited to coordinating and processing payroll; gathering and processing new hire and current employee documents from faculty and staff; issuing employment contracts; PTO maintenance; administering all benefits including health, life, STD, LTD; 403b plan including census and 5500, FSA; assist with periodic surveys for various school industry organizations; supporting the business office, and serving as the point person for all benefit related questions.
Education And Experience:
Bachelor’s degree with two to three years of experience in payroll and benefits functions. Preference given to Accounting, Business, or Human Resources degree.
Preference given to degree in Human Resources, Accounting, or Business.
Must be able to manage high volume workload with pleasant demeanor.
Experience with ADP Payroll/WageWorks systems preferred.
Experience with 403b plans, census and 5500 preferred.
Experience with benefits necessary.
Knowledge of hiring policies and local Labor Laws preferred.
Excel experience is necessary.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Time management skills - Manages many tasks and projects simultaneously while adhering to deadlines. Respected for ability to meet deadlines.
Accuracy – Produces results with high accuracy. This is a must.
Attention to detail – Must pay close attention to details. Mathematical abilities necessary.
Organizational skills - Creates action plans to meet goals and deadlines.
Written and verbal communication skills - Exhibits strong interpersonal skills and maintains open communication channels with Faculty and Staff.
If interested and you meet these requirements please submit resume, references and salary requirement.