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Payroll and Benefits Administrator

January 30, 2020


Cascade Public Media helps expand community participation through our PBS member station KCTS 9, digital news site, Crosscut and our year-round events. We help Northwest people learn, grow and make a difference. With our ongoing mission to inspire a smarter world, we are expanding our HR team to help support our employees with payroll and benefits.

Salary: $70k a year.  Benefits include; medical, dental, vision, with a generous HSA contribution by employer; retirement plan; 10 annual paid plus one floating holiday; employer contribution towards ORCA card; plus, generous vacation and sick leave

Main Responsibilities 

Payroll Administration

  • Payroll Administration including managing the payroll processing and training employees on proper use
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge on changing payroll developments and payroll developments and payroll tax laws 
  • Accurately applying the terms of the collective bargaining agreements to payroll
  • Preparing Employer Form 1094-C and Employee Form 1095

Benefits Administration

  • Maintain current knowledge of benefits laws and regulations, and update practices and systems accordingly; provide in-house expertise
  • Act as primary liaison with all benefits brokers and third-party administrators (TPA’s) to select, renew and modify all employee benefit plans
  • Develop and maintain systems and materials for communicating information about benefits to employees for purposes of education and compliance with notification requirements
  • Conduct orientation and ensure enrollment of employees into the appropriate employee benefit plans and process employee benefit changes

HRIS Administration

  • Maintaining quality and consistency of core HRIS database information
  • Providing reports and schedules for financial and regulatory audits and for internal use

Education and Experience

  • BA or BS in Accounting, Business or Human Resources, or equivalent job experience required
  • Three years experience in Payroll lead position required
  • Advanced experience with an HRIS required. ADP experience preferred. Canadian Payroll a plus
  • Experience administering employee benefit plans, including 401(k) administration, required
  • Experience and familiarity with HR systems including performance management, applicant tracking, document control; SharePoint experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of MS Office including intermediate Excel expertise required
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills and initiative
  • Strong analytical and technical skills
  • Experience in a unionized environment strongly preferred

Cascade Public Media is committed to building a team that represents a diversity of thought, experience and personal background