Payroll Clerk
Requisition Number:2023-CA/FI-006
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35


Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) stands as Boston's largest community action agency. Since its inception, ABCD has been deeply committed to promoting self-help efforts for low-income families and individuals. We offer a wide array of programs that cover all stages of life, from infant care to elder services, and ensure that every individual, regardless of their background, has an opportunity to thrive in their community. Every year, we touch the lives of more than 100,000 Greater Boston residents, creating ripples of positive change.

Why Work Here:

  • Make a Difference: Every day, your work directly impacts the lives of thousands in the Greater Boston community, empowering them and making positive, lasting change.
  • Inclusive Environment: ABCD values the diversity of its workforce, with an inclusive culture that respects individuality and promotes collaboration.
  • Continuous Learning: We offer numerous training and development opportunities, ensuring our staff remain at the forefront of community action methodologies and strategies.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: At ABCD, we take care of our own, providing a competitive benefits package, including health coverage and retirement plans.
  • A Legacy of Impact: Join an organization that boasts a legacy spanning over half a century, consistently championing the rights and needs of our community's most vulnerable.
  • Teamwork & Camaraderie: Be a part of a passionate team, united in their mission to combat poverty, and ensure every individual can reach their fullest potential.

Essential Duties:

  • Maintain all employee files and payroll registers, ensuring the confidentiality of all records and transactions.
  • Analyze time cards for accuracy and compliance with Agency policies and procedures, and input, batch and balance time cards, ensuring that only active employees with authorized time cards are paid and that terminated employees are not paid after their termination date.
  • Process new hires, changes, terminations and miscellaneous Change of Status information, and calculate retroactive pay increases.
  • Process court ordered and Massachusetts Department of Revenue / IRS payroll deductions and prepare check requests for timely payments.
  • Process and balance employee expense forms for reimbursement.
  • Prepare and maintain registers for all manual checks, void checks, stop payments, and re-issued checks.
  • Process requests for wage and salary information and provide information to Payroll Supervisor for distribution to department managers as requested.
  • Assist with the weekly payroll check process for agency payrolls.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent and 1-3 years of work experience required. Previous payroll experience preferred.  
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated collaboration skills with the ability to work effectively with senior leadership, staff, volunteers, and peers;
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to deal sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse cultural and economic background.