Payroll Specialist & General Accountant

St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School
Alexandria, VA United States

Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School, an age 3 through grade 12 Episcopal School, educates the whole child by tending to the academic, social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. Named the No.1 Midsize Workplace in the D.C. area by The Washington Post, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to our mission. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics, and service learning for our students. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating an inclusive community, which values diversity and multiculturalism, and we seek candidates who have this same commitment. The diverse student body is 28 percent students of color, and 22 percent of our students receive financial aid to create a socioeconomically diverse community.


SSSAS is seeking a dynamic professional to assume the position of Payroll Specialist and General Accountant beginning in January 2021. Under the general direction of the Controller and Human Resource Director, within the Business Office, the Payroll Specialist and General Accountant processes bi-weekly and monthly payrolls for all SSSAS Employees. Additionally, this position works with time and attendance, tracks employee leave balances, and is responsible for monthly bank reconciliations for the school and foundation. The position also provides support to the CFO and Human Resources Director.


Bachelor’s Degree required.
A minimum of three (3) years of successful experience or training in a support role in an office or school system setting. Payroll and Human Resources experience preferred.
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of personal computers and software related to job responsibilities. Experience with computers, spreadsheets, and Google platform a plus.
Pleasant and professional with good interpersonal communication skills and the ability to deal effectively with the public.
Self-starter with strong attention to detail and good organizational skills.
A willingness and capability to work beyond the normal workday.
Ability to multitask and meet deadlines.


Maintains a wide variety of payroll records, files, and reports.
Assumes a high degree of responsibility and self-motivation.
Maintains strict confidentiality.
Understands labor laws as it applies to regular time and overtime.
Has a general understanding of federal and state labor laws and internal controls.
Assists with setting up new employee accounts in payroll systems.
Has strong customer service skills.
Has knowledge of business office procedures and is able to perform these procedures without supervision.
Reacts to change productively and performs other duties as assigned.

Applicants interested in this position should apply online at and submit a resume and cover letter.

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