MRRJ - Accounting Technician - Payroll

Title:                                       Accounting Technician - Payrool

Location:                                350 Technology Drive, Staunton, Virginia 24402             

Status:                                    Full-time

Salary Range:                        $41,000 - $56,375 

Closing Date:                         Until Filled

Middle River Regional Jail is seeking a full-time Accounting Technician-Payroll.


The Accounting Technician position is assigned accounting and technical work involving the preparation and maintenance of fiscal or related records. Work is performed in accordance with established Standard Operating Procedures.


  • Performs and processes all phases of a bi-weekly payroll for employees as according to generally accepted accounting principles

  • Reviews employee time records, transaction reports, resolving all discrepancies with proper approvals

  • Reviews payroll validation reports, coordinating corrections and/or advising appropriate supervisor of possible complications with payroll processing

  • Processes payroll updates, prints reports and checks, and creates the ACH files.

  • Verifies the ACH files have been delivered to the banking system as required for direct deposit

  • Reconciles the payroll expenses and deductions to the general ledger

  • Reconciles the payroll tax liabilities and prepares payment within the specified time period according to the federal and state requirements

  • Ensures timely setup of garnishment orders and remittance of payments

  • Prepares and reconciles the monthly Compensation Board salary and benefits report and assists with preparing the annual Compensation Board Budget

  • Assists the Human Resources staff with reconciling the end of month employee and employer retirement contributions report

  • Assists the Human Resources staff with processing all end of month employee benefit payments and reconcilement of benefit liabilities on a monthly basis

  • Assists independent auditors as required for the annual audit of payroll data

  • Manage databases, data, and records and complies with the Library of Virginia record retention schedules

  • Communicates with bank officials, federal and state authorities, court officials, and other outside vendors regarding employee payroll information

  • Assists with employee orientation procedures

  • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations with strict confidentiality regarding employee pay information

  • Performs other accounting tasks or additional duties as requested by the Director of Finance

  • Must be able to multi-task job duties within specified time periods




  • High school graduate or equivalent

  • Associates Degree in accounting and two (2) to five (5) years of related work experience preferred

  • American Heart Association AHA First Aid/CPR certified or become after employment

  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older

  • Must be a citizen of the United States or legally employable in the United States

  • Drug screen and background check will be performed.


Applications can be obtained from the Middle River Regional Jail located in Verona, VA or by clicking this link:  Employment Application. No resumes will be accepted without the completed Middle River Regional Jail application.  Applications can be returned to the Middle River Regional Jail, 350 Technology Drive, Staunton, VA 24401 or faxed to (540)-245-5232 or can be personally delivered to the Middle River Regional Jail.  Equal Opportunity Employer.


Middle River Regional Jail

Attn: Tina Reed

350 Technology Drive

Staunton, VA 24401