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Colorado Springs Utilities Payroll Technician in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Payroll Technician

Job Type: Finance & Accounting

Pay Range $21.79 to $26.15

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 9/10/21

Payroll Technician

Who We Are : Colorado Springs Utilities is a four-service utility that has proudly provided electricity, natural gas, water, and wastewater services to the Pikes Peak region for 100 years. As a community-owned utility, we are devoted to serving our community through effective stewardship and management of our resources.

The Planning and Finance Division is hiring an experienced Payroll Technician to join the Accounting section team. In this job, you will provide accounting and payroll processing support for Colorado Springs Utilities, certain joint ventures, and authorities. You will have the opportunity to work on a team rotating various payroll tasks processing bi-weekly payroll for all utility employees. If you possess strong payroll skills and desire to make a difference in support of your community utility, then this position may be for you.

Your job responsibilities include...

  • Computing wage & overtime payments, calculating tax payments, garnishments, child support and depositing timely, processing retirements and separations

  • Coordinating, calculating, and posting adjusting entries to appropriate sub-accounts

  • Maintaining annual and quarterly payroll reports, including a complete record of payroll transactions

  • Reconciling reports including, but not limited to, taxes, retirement, and vendor accounts

  • Recommending, preparing, and documenting changes in payroll processing procedures

  • Examining documents to verify accuracy of data, reviewing discrepancies, determining, and correcting out of balance condition

  • Responding to inquiries from employees, the public, departmental personnel, other staff members, and various groups and organizations

Who You are... The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of payroll experience working as a payroll technician responsible for processing payroll, including calculating taxes, child support, garnishments, and payroll functions for a large organization. We are also looking for the following so please make sure to highlight on your application/resume:

  • Lawson experience

  • 10 key by touch

  • Analyzing data

  • Producing quality, detailed, accurate, prompt, and reliable results strong customer service, communication, and teamwork skills operating ethically and maintaining objectivity

  • Possessing strong computer and related software skills (e.g., payroll software systems/applications)

  • Able to work in a team environment and maintain cooperative working relationships at multiple levels within a diverse workforce

The military job codes/duty codes most closely related to this role are: 42A, 42B, 36B 65FX, 65F4, 65F3, 65F2, 65F4 6410, 6413, 6415, 6417, DK, PS

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you...

  • The ability to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.

  • The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity.

  • A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.

  • The stability vital for growth-oriented careers.

Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs - Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits - Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance


  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Finance & Accounting