Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano – Payroll Specialist (30 hrs/week)

The Payroll Specialist is an integral part member of the Finance team. This position ensures accurate processing and recording of Food Bank’s payroll, provides timely and accurate financial information, and participates in daily data entry payroll processing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Payroll – from set-up to semi-monthly payroll processing
  • Data entry of daily cash receipts
  • Calculation and maintenance of accrued paid time off balances
  • Calculation of 403b deductions and match for deposits
  • Reconciliation and preparation of journal entries
  • Provide payroll reports to Finance Director – 403B & anniversary bonus
  • Communicate paid time off accruals and overtime reports to supervisors
  • Assist Finance Director in the paperwork associated with annual compensation adjustments
  • Annual staff allocation calculations
  • Annual payroll & benefits budget forecast


  • Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school and 2-5 years current payroll processing experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Valid California driver’s license and insurance, and ability to be covered under the Food Bank’s auto insurance required. May need to use personal vehicle for business purposes, mileage reimbursed at the standard federal rate.
  • Solid understanding of accounting fundamentals and payroll best practices.
  • Strong knowledge of federal and state regulations.
  • Strong PC skills including proficiency in Excel.
  • High degree of professionalism and ability to deal sensitively with confidential material.
  • Strong interpersonal (verbal and written) communication skills.
  • Ability to synthesize complex or diverse information; collect and research data and design work flow and procedures.
  • Must have strong attention to detail with the ability to work under pressure with urgency and diligence to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The desk space for this position is located on the second floor. We do not have an elevator.


We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive and extensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision, flexible spending account, 403(b) match, and paid leave to eligible employees. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

To Apply

Please send your resume and any supporting documents to with the subject line: “Payroll Specialist” Email submission is preferred.

Or by mail to:

 Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

Attn: Human Resources

4010 Nelson Avenue

Concord, CA 94520

For more information about us, please visit:

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is an equal opportunity employer