Payroll Specialist

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Applications are now being accepted for a Full-time Payroll Specialist position with the Lincoln County Finance Department. 

To be considered, applicants must complete and submit a Lincoln County Employment Application form. Applications are accepted until position is filled.

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The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.   Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Process direct deposits
  • Make Federal, State and FICA tax payments
  • Prepare vouchers for retirement, life insurance, etc.
  • Complete reports for new employees and terminated employees (life insurance application and retirement application, retirement termination)
  • Prepare monthly payroll reports as necessary.
  • Evaluate proper tax treatment of wages and benefits
  • Prepare the following reports quarterly:  unemployment and 941 report. 
  • At year end:  print W-2’s and send in magnetic media report to social security and to the State, prepare retirement report, prepare state W-2 reconciliation and reconcile all payroll accounts.
  • Provide back up to the Accounts Payable Technician
  • Keep the payroll technician backup current on payroll processes.
  • Prepares payroll budget estimates for following year budget.
  • Assist with worker’s compensation analysis
  • Compiles information and completes various reports on request.
  • Prepares analysis of payroll related accounts for auditors.
  • Performs related tasks as directed by Finance Director


Must possess an Associate’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent prior experience in payroll and/or accounting, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.


This full-time position has a starting hourly wage of $22.85. 

All full-time employees are eligible for Lincoln County benefit package including health, dental, vision, life, LTD, vacation, sick leave, holiday pay and Wisconsin Retirement System. As an employee of Lincoln County, you would be eligible for the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), which is among the best funded and best managed public pension systems in the country!


Applicants must complete and submit a Lincoln County Employment Application Form.  Application forms are available at the Lincoln County Service Center (upper level), 801 N. Sales Street in Merrill, Wisconsin and on the County's website at  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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