Join our Talent Network
Skip to main content

Payroll Specialist

Location: Boone, NC, United States
Job ID: 15144
Date Posted: May 24, 2024

Job Description

Get Involved!

Get Involved!

Samaritans Purse is seeking a full-time Payroll Specialist to join the team in Boone, NC. As a payroll specialist, you are responsible for assisting the Director of Payroll with the administration of payroll. This position includes helping employees with general questions and requests daily, assisting in the preparation of the Bi-Weekly North American payroll, as well as the Monthly TCN payroll. Also, provide various reports needed for other areas in Finance, as well as filings and audits. Come join our team and use your gifts for the Kingdom.

A day in the life of a Payroll Specialist:

At Samaritans Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do!  We start each day with a time of devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. 

In the role of Payroll Specialist, you will have the opportunity to:

  •        Maintain a personal, active relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ
  •        Maintain a complete understanding and ability to perform all aspects of the payroll upload and processing for all pay cycles (monthly and biweekly); Research and stay current on payroll laws and tax requirements and serve as the Lead Payroll Specialist backup
  •        Prepares taxable benefit entries. Submit via Excel to CI into the PeopleSoft Payroll module for processing. Email taxable benefit information to employees impacted each payroll
  •        Manage all aspects of the timekeeping file load including Non-Exempt employee timesheets, uploading, and data entry and reconciliation
  •        Set up Award codes for allocations for domestic payroll and work with Projects Accounting to resolve code issues for field payroll
  •        Prepare various monthly reports for management as assigned and schedules for all applicable field staff salaries paid through Accounts Payable
  •        Serve as backup for TCN payroll process and preparation of monthly payment schedules for all TCN/International salaries paid through Accounts Payable
  •        Provide project accounting information and assistance in the international tax filing process for the field offices
  •        Calculate, set up, and file all child support, garnishments, and levies
  •        Assist in the preparation of information for both internal and external payroll audits and insurance audits
  •        Other duties may be assigned that are not specifically identified within the content of the job description

Learn more about serving with Samaritans Purse. 

Qualifications & Experience:

  •        Associate degree (A.A.) and one (1) to three (3) years of related payroll experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and Accounting experience
  •        Experience working with a financial general ledger and in the full payroll process, start to finish, is preferred
  •        Prior experience with PeopleSoft and Excel is preferred
  •        Critical thinker who enjoys problem-solving and finding solutions
  •        Trustworthy employee who can maintain confidentiality
  •        Knowledge and understanding of payroll tax concepts and financial general ledger
  •        Critical thinker who enjoys problem-solving and finding solutions
  •        Detail-oriented and able to work independently; as well as as part of a team
  •        Flexibility to work long hours when needed
  •        Ability to work in a fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment, due to time constraints to meet deadlines

Job Location: Boone, NC

Type: Full-Time


  •        On-site Medical Clinic (staff and dependents)
  •        Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  •        Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  •        Long-term and Short-term disability insurance
  •        Paid Family Medical Leave
  •        Term Life Insurance
  •        401(k) retirement savings plan
  •        10 paid holidays
  •        12 vacation/personal days
  •        10 sick days


Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:

* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.  (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)

* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.   (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)

* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)

* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.   (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)

* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.  (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)

* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church.  (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)

* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.   (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe Gods plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other.  God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.  For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.   (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.   (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.   (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)

* We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person biological male or female. These two distinct but complementary sexes together reflect the image and likeness of God. Rejection of ones biological sex is a rejection of Gods merciful design and creative order.  Genesis 1:26-27;1 Corinthians 6:9; Deuteronomy 22:5

  Returning Applicant >
Save Job Saved
Share: share to e-mail

Location: Boone, NC, United States
Date Posted: May 24, 2024

Still trying to find your fit at Samaritan's Purse?

By joining our Talent Network, you’ll help give our recruiters a good idea of your calling, skills, and talents as openings become available ministry-wide.

Join our Talent Network