Payroll Assistant
Avista Corporation - Spokane, WA

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Responsibilities and/or Key Result Areas
Works as a member of a team that is responsible for the preparation and processing of the company's hourly/salaried payrolls for multiple locations as well as the retiree monthly payroll utilizing a hosted SAAS (Software as a Service) system. Interacts with company employees on a variety of subjects including payroll policies, computation of pay, system changes to employee records and timekeeping. Maintains confidentiality of sensitive employee data; ensuring all payroll information, files and records are maintained in accordance with federal, state and local document retention laws and requirements. Assist with audits of payroll-related activity; research of payroll issues/discrepancies. Run reports using Cognos as a research tool as well as distribution of information to internal management.

Minimum Requirements
Requires 2 to 4 years payroll and/or accounting experience. Corporate Payroll experience preferred. Demonstrates strong proficiency in computer systems and the ability to apply knowledge of software to streamline and improve work processes. Two-year Accounting / Financial degree preferred. Proficient with Microsoft office. Experience with Ultimate Software and Cognos reporting preferred. Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, problem solving, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple work assignments while maintaining a high level of accuracy. Proven ability to maintain a high level of confidential information. Must be able to demonstrate from job experience excellent customer service skills and the ability to excel in a fast paced, collaborative, ever changing team environment. Able to work flexible hours as needed. Other combinations of education and/or experience may be considered.

Position Screening Questions
1. Do you have a minimum of 2 years experience in payroll. If yes, please indicate if it was in a small or medium business payroll or corporate payroll.
2. Do you have experience with Ultipro? If yes, please describe.
3. Do you have experience in report writing with a query tool (Report Writer)Adhoc Report Writing? If yes, please describe.
4. Please describe your level of proficiency with MS Office Suite? Either basic, intermediate or advanced?
5. Please explain your experience working with a high level of detailed work.

Application Process
Please complete an online screening application and paste your resume in the space provided. If you experience problems with the online system, you may fax your application and materials to 509-495-4922 or mail them to Avista Corp., Human Resources, PO Box 3727, Spokane, WA 99220-3727.

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Performance and job related qualifications guide our hiring and promotion decision, not race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, sensory, mental or physical disability (unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification), Veteran status or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law. Avista Corp. strongly supports creating and sustaining a safe and healthy work environment for all its employees. To help further that initiative, the company has established pre-employment drug testing for all potential Avista Corp. employees and has instituted a policy of hiring individuals who are non-smokers of tobacco products.

About this company
Avista Corporation (Avista Corp.) is an energy company engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of energy, as well as other...