Payroll Division Chief

  • County of San Joaquin
  • Stockton, California
  • Dec 21, 2020
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administration and Management Human Resources and Personnel Management
  • Salary: $99,057 USD
  • Salary Top: $120,405
  • Apply By: Dec 18, 2020


County of San Joaquin
Salary: $99,057- $120,405 Annually DOE/DOQ

The Auditor-Controller’s Office of the County of San Joaquin seeks a Payroll Division Chief, a newly created position, to oversee payroll operations Countywide.  This position will manage six technically savvy payroll staff, including a Payroll Administrator who ensures that payroll is processed for nearly 8,000 County employees and Special District staff.  This Chief is part of the Executive Team, contributing to executive-decision making regarding Information Technology projects and payroll best practices, while serving as a proactive business partner to 26 County departments to ensure those departments are meeting their business needs. This position works with an amazing team of professionals in a culture that is empowering and rewarding.

Job Description

We are looking for an accounting professional with a solid understanding of and background in payroll administration. The ideal candidate will be efficient and effective with unquestionable integrity and experience leading complex payroll functions for multiple represented and unrepresented employee groups. Ideally, we are looking for someone with demonstrated success in integrating ERP systems, who is politically savvy, emotionally intelligent, and a successful negotiator. The Payroll Division Chief will be an adept problem solver with a strong understanding of payroll regulations, laws, guidelines and rules, who is constantly looking for more efficient ways to get things done, while serving as a collaborative business partner Countywide.

Job Requirements

Typical Qualifications Include:

  • Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a specialization in accounting, and/or two years as a Deputy Auditor-Controller Ill or Payroll Administrator with relevant payroll experience in a like organization; and
  • Experience: Six years of professional, post-graduate accounting/auditing work in a Payroll Unit utilizing an integrated Human Resources/Payroll system; with two years of the required experience including supervisory responsibility; and
  • License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License may be required.


  • Possession of one of the following: Certified Payroll Professional (CPP), Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Special Instructions


For first consideration please apply by December 18th.

Interview Timeline: Mark your calendar for these Important Dates:

  • Remote Interviews: January 11th and 12th (candidates invited to interview will need to be available for both days.
  • A final in person interview will be required, tentatively set for Jan. 27th.

Additional Information

 The County of San Joaquin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Address

Stockton, California United States View Map