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Senior Payroll Technician Full-time

at AgFirst Farm Credit Bank South Carolina in South Carolina (Published at 28-08-2022)

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank provides financing, as well as a range of technology and other services, to a network of agricultural lenders in the United States and Puerto Rico. Located on Main Street in Columbia, S.C., AgFirst is committed to providing a comfortable, inclusive work environment. We believe in investing in our employees so they can help lead our $39 billion company into the future. If you are looking to fuel your professional development and gain exposure in the field of Human Resources apply today!

The Senior Payroll Technician is r esponsible for keying semi-monthly payrolls and preparing tax deposits, tax returns, and related reports for the associations, Credit Union and AgFirst Farm Credit Bank. Provides the processing of the payroll semi-monthly.

Duties & Responsibilities :

Payroll Processing and Semi-Monthly Payroll Data Implementation

  • Keys, reviews for accuracy and balances semi-monthly payroll data for several AgFirst District associations including the processing of all new hires and personnel actions
  • Oversees the keying for AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
  • Makes necessary payroll adjustments such as voiding direct deposits and checks and issuing manual checks for the AgFirst FCB district
  • Prepares accounts payable check and wire requests for payment of taxes, garnishments, united way and credit union deductions for the AgFirst district
  • Tests and add new garnishment deductions for the AgFirst FCB district
  • Verifies and balances semi-monthly Peoplesoft interface reports to Oracle
  • Keys manual journal entries to the general ledger
  • Serves as back up for the Texas associations? payroll data entry and other data entry and verification
  • Assists payroll contacts with keying issues and questions

Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Payroll Taxes

  • Prepare federal, state and backup withholding deposits for the AgFirst Farm Credit Bank district
  • Makes tax deposits, balances quarter and annual tax reports and files returns for various local and all state and backup withholding taxes for the AgFirst Farm Credit Bank District
  • Runs and separates the tax reports for the preparation of all quarterly and annual tax returns
  • Keys and reconciles federal, state and back up withholding spreadsheets for use during quarterly tax reporting
  • Scans returns quarterly to an accessible network drive for permanent storage
  • Verifies the Texas tax returns quarterly. Assists with W-2 distribution

Payroll Processing

  • Processes the semi-monthly payroll for the AgFirst and Texas Farm Credit Banks to include updating and releasing time records for employees, running the PeopleSoft to Oracle Interface, creating both flex time records and life insurance reportable income, verifying new hire and terminated employees? pay status
  • Generates various payroll reports for both the AgFirst and Texas Farm Credit Bank Districts
  • Other responsibilities include processing semi-monthly leave accrual, processing payroll to general ledger, payroll adjustments and transferring ACH, Positive Pay and Office of Child Support files to production control for transmission

Miscellaneous Duties

  • Completes employment verification requests same day as requested
  • Maintain daily positive pay and return items reports for the AgFirst District
  • Serves as back up for the Texas District
  • Researches and resolves items
  • Reconciles payroll bank account for Texas
  • Reconciles Texas payroll related general ledger accounts monthly
  • Answers Remedy tickets and provides customer support for payroll contacts
  • Provides assistance and helps to train new employees
  • Maintains records & correspondence with employees on Sick Family Leave
  • Maintains records & correspondence with employees on negative leave balances

Marginal Functions

  • Payroll manuals and desk procedures are current, clearly written & easy to understand as evaluated by the payroll contacts
  • Works on special projects as needed

Requirements :

  • Education and/or experience equivalent to an Associate Degree in accounting, business, computer systems or related field
  • 6+ years of experience with an automated payroll system
  • Possess a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles, math aptitude, 10-key, strong PC skills
  • Thorough knowledge of Oracle payroll system
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines while managing multiple priorities
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel software


Are you ready for a career with us that will impact more than you ever imagined? At AgFirst, you have an opportunity to make a difference for agriculture and rural communities while elevating your career. When you work here, you are part of a cooperative that provides financing, technical support and business services to banks in the national Farm Credit system. You can be part of the solution for those banks ? our customers ? as they make loans to more than 80,000 farmers, businesses and homeowners in rural America. At AgFirst, we value your skills and unique perspective. We think you?ll like the impact you can make here and the benefits you will enjoy. AgFirst is dedicated to fostering an engaged workplace that makes every employee feel valued, appreciated and heard. We invest in our employees because they invest in us and work hard to make our bank successful. Among its range of benefits, AgFirst offers competitive pay, flexible work schedules, a corporate incentive plan and even free coffee and soft drinks in the break room. If you?re ready to impact more than you ever thought possible, we?re ready for you!

While we offer a variety of lending and credit jobs, we?re more than just an agricultural lending company. We have many roles in areas such as information technology and information security, as well as support services. No matter your career path, find a way to impact more with AgFirst!


We want to make a difference in people?s lives ? and that includes yours! We strive to create a workplace environment where all employees feel welcome and open to bringing their whole selves to work. We have a diverse, talented workforce that helps us bring a well-rounded perspective to the solutions we provide. At AgFirst, we aim to give our employees room to grow both personally and professionally. We hope you will find more than just a job here. We hope you will find a fulfilling career that allows you to use your abilities to impact more.


AgFirst believes employee satisfaction is built around a career that combines personal and professional accomplishment with financial rewards that help you build toward the future. We believe that compensation is more than just a paycheck. At AgFirst, you?ll find a total rewards package that includes:

  • Competitive pay, with paid vacation, holidays and sick leave, as well as paid time off for volunteering.
  • Corporate incentive plan with spot bonuses for top-notch work.
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as life and disability insurance.
  • Flexible spending and health savings accounts.
  • Generous 401(k) matching contributions, as well as additional employer contributions.
  • Reimbursement for approved higher education pursuits.
  • A wellness program for employees, which includes resources for a healthier lifestyle.
  • A Leadership Academy for professional development.
  • Other perks, such as employee discounts, annual on-site flu shots and even free periodic chair massages.

In addition, we are located in a modern office building in a revitalized business district on Main Street in Columbia, S.C., near multiple restaurants and shops. Our open floor plan features a variety of meeting areas, from cozy collaboration rooms to large meeting spaces ? all equipped with state-of-the-art technology to meet your business needs.

Other benefits of our office building include:

  • Free parking in an attached garage.
  • An on-site restaurant.
  • A newly renovated fitness center.
  • On-site conveniences, such as dry cleaning and oil change services.

Regular building events, such as luncheons and ice cream socials

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