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Volunteers of America Los Angeles Payroll Office Assistant in Los Angeles, California
About Us: VOALA Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. VOALA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org. CORPORATE - Payroll Department The Payroll Department is responsible for the prompt distribution to VOALA employees of earned wages and salaries, calculates VOALA pension contribution, and posting of payroll and tax files in appropriate secured databases. Semi-monthly wages are paid via issuance of paychecks or electronic transfers to bank accounts. The department maintains payroll information through collection, calculation, and entering of data; updates payroll records by reviewing and approving changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job titles, and department/division transfers. JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE The Office Assistant provides general basic office support, and acts as the office receptionist and telephone screener when required. Establishes and maintains cooperative and harmonious working relationships with VOALA and Program staff, workers, business agencies, office vendors, and general public. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Perform general office duties such as identifying and organizing documents for electronic archiving, photocopying, validating referrals, and email communications. • Answer phones and take messages. • Destruction of documents by shredding. • Compute, record, and/or proofread data and other information, as directed. • Compile worker and client information and prepare forms and maintain records as needed. • Limited data entry from compiled information/records. • Assists payroll audits as needed • Other duties as assigned Qualifications REQUIREMENTS: • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications EDUCATION: • High School or GED and some general office/admin coursework EXPERIENCE: • 6 months of office and clerical experience KNOWLEDGE: • Working knowledge of correct English grammar, spelling, and punctuation. • Understands and follows oral and written directions as directed. TECHNOLOGY SKILLS: • Proficient Computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel; familiarity with Database entry and report generation. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally. • Ability to accurately and effectively compose correspondence and reports. • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards. • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards. INTERPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: • Prompt, team player, sets priorities, handle multiple tasks, good problem solving and decision-making skills. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and verbal). VOALA BENEFITS SUMMARY: • Choice of 3 medical insurance plans • Choice of 2 dental insurance plans (one plan for employee only; has no premium) • Vision insurance plan • Voluntary Supplemental Coverage • Accidental Injury Coverage • Hospital Care Coverage • Critical Illness Coverage • Pet Insurance • Paid vacation time • Paid sick time • 10 company paid holidays • Company funded 401a retirement pension plan • Optional employee contribution to 403b retirement savings plan • Life and AD&D insurance • Programs to maintain your health and well-being • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) – (No cost to employee and 100% confidential) • Company funded Short-term Disability Insurance (STDI) Insurance • Company funded Long-term Disability Insurance (LTD) Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law This employer participates in E-Verify as required by the federal government and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.