Principal Clerk – Payroll

The town of Holliston is seeking applicants for a Full Time Principal Clerk, Payroll. The Principal Clerk performs clerical and financial record-keeping to perform payroll processing for town, school and fire payroll.

Duties include but are not limited to, receiving, reviewing and processing all new employee information and entering new employee information into the payroll system and various state and federal programs. Inputs and processes the town, school and fire payroll to completion. Prepares, files and transmits payroll­ deductions including payroll taxes. Meets with employees and process garnishments as necessary. Prints and balances checks to Town Warrant. Prepares and sends disbursements for bank.

Enters enrollment/benefit changes into Munis for active employees. Calculates premiums due for benefit election changes.

Assists Assistant Treasurer and HR Benefits Specialist with employee benefits. Acts as back up to Principal Clerk, Collections, screens incoming mail and visitors, answering questions or directing inquiries to appropriate departments as needed.

Travels to the bank and post office as needed.

This is a full time benefit eligible position, 35 hours per week. The position is Grade 300, and the starting salary range is $22.76 – $26.36 per hour. The successful candidate will have a high school diploma or equivalent. One to three years of payroll experience is required, municipal payroll experience preferred or a combination of education and experience will be considered.  Some knowledge of municipal laws, statutory requirements and cash processing experience preferred. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and be CORI certified.

Please see the job description on the town website for further detail.

Please e-mail your application and resume to Cheryl Houle at by noon on Friday May 27. Applications can be found on the town website. Applications may also be dropped off at Town Hall in the Human Resources Office.

Position will remain open until noon on Friday May 27 or until filled.

The town of Holliston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.