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Bernalillo County Principal Accountant/Payroll Manager Job Posting

This is a Principal Accountant job vacancy that will be posted through February 26, 2018 (5:00 pm).

The job position number is 17-01771.

The job posting can be accessed through the Bernalillo County website:


This position will:

  • Be engaged in the implementation of KRONOS
  • Manage four direct reports that produce a biweekly payroll for approximately 2,500 employees
  • Develop and implement payroll, timekeeping, and Kronos policies
  • PERA submissions reconciled between Bernalillo County and the State; variances to be identified and resolved
  • Research IRS regulations; to stay current with federal requirements
  • Support the implementation of GASB Statement No. 75, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Post-employment Benefits Other Than Pensions.  Implementation will take place fiscal year ending 2108 and will be an ongoing process each year.
  • Continually provide reports, reconciliations, and support GASB Statement No. 68, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Pensions
  • Report creation to provide information to internal and external parties
  • Structure cross-training initiative within the department


In addition to possession of knowledge, skills, and abilities commensurate with Certified Payroll Professional classification:

  • Reconcile payroll, taxes, general ledger, retirement
  • Mentor career-track employees
  • Possess ability to read, comprehend, and interpret Contract Bargaining Agreements
  • Knowledge of FLSA for public safety employees
  • Specific knowledge and experience calculating, reconciling, and paying taxes
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, from the bottom up to the C-suite level employees and managers
  • Knowledge and ability to acquire, decipher, and implement State document retention regulations
  • Ability to adhere to hard deadlines for payroll, taxes, retirement, deposits
  • Ability and willingness to solve complex payroll problems