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Bering Straits Native Corporation Payroll Specialist in Anchorage, Alaska

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Bering Straits Native Corporation is seeking an experienced Payroll Specialist, in Anchorage, AK. Depending on experience the successful candidate will be placed at the appropriate level designation, I or II.

The position of Payroll Specialist reports to the Payroll Manager. The function of the Payroll Specialist includes preparing, processing and reconciling payrolls for employees in multiple states and multi-company environment. Tasks are generally routine and require little deviation from the established procedures. The Payroll Specialist may also be responsible for periodic and quarterly tax payments and filings.


The Essential Duties and Responsibilities are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed for this position, and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Enter and review bi-weekly and semi-monthly time sheets for union, SCA, Non-exempt and Exempt employees

  • Under general supervision this position is responsible for full payroll process of multi-state employee including auditing and processing incoming payroll data as well as assisting departments with applicable forms and processes

  • Responsible for processing payroll from start to finish often against tight deadlines.

  • Calculation of exemption items such as bonus, garnishments and terminations

  • Responsible for compiling, copying and insuring all filing and payroll reports are file accurately and timely

  • Review and updates employee leave records

  • Perform tasks to establish and maintain employee/payroll records

  • Responsible for compiling, entering, scanning and emailing all Davis Bacon certified reports for the companies they are assigned (Payroll Specialist II)

  • Accurate review, setup and processing of court ordered involuntary deductions including responding to or communicating with agencies regarding orders (Payroll Specialist II)

  • Maintain cooperative working relationships; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population

  • Other related duties as required and assigned within the Payroll Department.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or GED High school diploma or equivalent.

  • At least two (2) years of continuous payroll work experience

  • At least one (1) year experience with CBAs, WDs, & SCAs

  • Experience processing payroll in a multi-company & multi-state environment.

  • Three to five years of progressively complex Payroll processing required. (Payroll Specialist II)

  • Comprehensive knowledge of how payroll taxes and deductions are computed (Payroll Specialist II)

  • Must be able to operate office machines, including a computer, copier, fax and 10-key by touch as well as make arithmetic calculations.

  • Ability to pass a drug, background, and reference check.


  • CostPoint experience.

  • ANC Experience

  • FPC for PR Specialist II

  • Deltek Time & Expense experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

  • Managing one's own time and coordinating time with others.

  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

  • Using computers and computer system software, enter data, or process information.

  • Ability to meet daily & weekly deadlines.

  • Ability to balance multiple competing priorities and deadlines.

  • Good organizational and time management skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills and able to work in a team environment.

  • Dependable and punctual.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must maintain a constant state of mental alertness at all times. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for bending, stooping, sitting, walking or standing for prolonged periods of time; most of time is spent sitting in a comfortable position with frequent opportunity to move about.


Work Environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be borne by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Job is performed in an office setting with exposure to computer screens and requires extensive use of a computer, keyboard, mouse and multi-line telephone system. The work described herein is primarily a modern office setting. Occasional travel may be required.


  • No supervisory responsibilities.


As a condition of employment, may be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening, as well as have acceptable reference and background check results to obtain access to military base.

Shareholder Preference. BSNC gives hiring, promotion, training and retention preference to BSNC shareholders, shareholder descendants and shareholder spouses who meet the minimum qualifications for the job.

Bering Straits Native Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer; race/color/national origin/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/vet.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program. We are a drug free workplace.

Requisition ID: 2999