Frederick County Government

Frederick, Maryland, United States

Payroll Administrator

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time

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Job Description

This professional position oversees bi-weekly payroll processing and ensures the accuracy of payments and compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, for all Frederick County employees. This position also manages accounting payroll postings, and tax filings and payments, and creates notes for the annual comprehensive financial report. Supervision is given to payroll staff; Supervision is received from the Accounting Supervisor. 


  • Supervise and assist with the payroll processing for Frederick County Government employees of bi-weekly payroll using Infor Payroll System
  • Supervise, evaluate, and train Payroll Analysts; interview and participate in hiring of new staff
  • Coordinate with Human Resources and IIT to ensure correct employee data, collaborate to set-up new pay codes, deduction codes, other codes as needed 
  • Reconcile all quarterly tax accounts as well as payroll liability accounts
  • File electronic tax withholdings to the federal government and appropriate states
  • Prepare tax returns for multiple state tax agencies as well as Maryland Unemployment
  • Review Direct Deposit changes, tax changes and addresses changes for accuracy in the calculation of taxable wages
  • Prepare annual W-2s including reconciling to all tax, deduction, and other accounts as necessary
  • Provide information and answer employee questions and payroll related matters
  • Prepare retro-pay as needed
  • Serve as liaison to external auditor and ensure financial audit requirements are met
  • Setup, maintain and track all employee garnishments
  • Reconcile various accounts to ensure that the accounting of direct deposits, checks, voided checks and direct deposit rejections are recorded accurately


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Minimum 3 work experience processing payroll for a minimum of 500 employees
  • Work experience using an automated timesheet and payroll processing system
  • NOTE: Additional years of work experience may substitute for a portion of the degree requirement 

Frederick County Government recognizes the principles of diversity and inclusion, and strives to ensure equal opportunities for its workforce, applicants and community members. If you are a person who wants to make a difference, give back to your community, and be a voice for change, apply to Frederick County Government today.