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The Salvation Army - Metro Division Payroll Specialist in Kansas City, Missouri


The Salvation Army Mission: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Job Objective: The Payroll Specialist is responsible for payroll processing for the Division. The Payroll Specialist is responsible for the billing and reconciliation of employee insurance deductions. The Payroll Specialist is responsible for the billing and reconciliation of the employee pension plan.


Essential Functions for Payroll:

  • Enter new hires into payroll system

  • Process payroll information for rehires and transfers

  • Update employee information as needed

  • Terminate employees from system after final approval

  • Review time records for missing information and approvals

  • Notify supervisors of issues that need correction

  • Input necessary payroll deduction information for voluntary and court-ordered withholdings

  • Review payroll journals for accuracy prior to processing

  • Submit completed payroll for processing

  • Coordinate the distribution of payroll checks and payroll reports to units

  • Process paperwork for employee withholding orders

  • Verify information for payment of miscellaneous deductions

  • Submit check requests as needed for payment of deductions

  • Verify company policies and government regulations affecting payroll are followed

  • Train supervisors and users on required tasks within the payroll system

  • Scan or upload all documentation to electronic filing system

  • Prepare annual workers compensation report

  • Prepare other reports as needed

    Essential Functions for Insurance:

  • Provide billing information for employee health and life premiums to billing clerk on or by the first day of the month

  • Reconcile billing information for employee health and life insurance premiums to payroll deductions

  • Reconcile third party insurance billings to the employee deductions

  • Submit reconciled insurance billings for payment

    Essential Functions for Pension:

  • On a quarterly basis, run the pension report

  • Analyze the report to determine eligibility

  • Advise HR Generalist of needed enrollments and terminations

  • Submit report to THQ for further review

  • Submit billing report to billing clerk following THQ final approval

    Additional Functions:

  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

Education:Associate degree in related field; may consider experience in lieu of education

Experience: Five years of experience in payroll processing or equivalent combination of education and experience



  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel & e-mail

  • Knowledge of ADP Payroll systems preferred

  • Confident, self-motivated, multi-tasked individual with integrity in the use of resources

  • Ability to be a team-player

  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality of sensitive information

  • Act in a manner consistent with the Mission Statement of The Salvation Army

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with employees at all levels

  • Willingness to promote and work in accordance with The Salvation Army’s mission, vision, and values, with regard to excellence of service

    Supervisory Responsibility: None

    Safe from Harm Level: Basic

    Bloodborne Pathogen Level: 1

    Physical Requirements:Include speaking, hearing and vision; manual dexterity; bending, reaching climbing, balancing, kneeling, crouching, crawling; sitting and standing for extended periods of time; lifting and/or moving 25lbs. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of this job.



    Working Conditions:Work is performed in a typical office environment. Moderate noise level in business office.

    All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

Job LocationsUS-MO-Kansas City

Job ID 2021-17937

of Openings 1

Category Administration

Type Regular Full-Time