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Accountant/Payroll Supervisor

Date: January 11, 2022
Business Office - Main Library
Hours: Full-Time (40 hours) not job-share eligible, works evenings and weekend hours as required
Salary: Grade 14, $26.32 hourly, (exempt)

About the Library:

Since 1874, the Akron-Summit County Public Library (ASCPL) has been an essential community asset.  We’ve been recognized nationally as one of the finest public libraries in the United States due to our excellent customer service, collaborative community involvement, and high level of customer and employee satisfaction.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays, voluntary benefits (health, dental, and vision), ASCPL-provided life insurance, and retirement through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).


The ASCPL is hiring an Accountant/Payroll Supervisor to support our Mission Statement to provide resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life.

This role performs a variety of accounting duties, including, but not limited to processing, reviewing, auditing, and approving payroll; accounts receivable; accounts payable; purchase orders; inventory; journal entries; month-end and year–end closing; reconciliations; system reports; employee and vendor information; supporting planning and implementing internal controls, policies, and procedures for payroll, budgetary, cash handling, inventory, and record retention to comply with legal requirements and promote more efficient workflows; helping with budget planning, reporting and maintenance; completing and filing payroll, wage, tax, and OPERS reports, insurances, and other payroll-related obligations; submitting payments and maintaining all related records; completing reporting of Section 125 deductions to plan providers; transmitting payroll, direct deposit files, and taxes electronically; preparing and reporting W-2 forms; and selecting, evaluating, and supervising the  Payroll Assistant, whose primary responsibility is payroll processing.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Required:  Possession of a bachelor’s degree and previous accounting experience OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and accounting experience may be considered.  Payroll experience.  Demonstrated knowledge of accounting and payroll practices.  Ability to use software packages such as MS Office Suite, inventory, database, accounting, and payroll software proficiently.  Demonstrated ability to direct the work of and train others.  Ability to maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers.  Ability to work independently, prioritize work, multi-task, and make sound decisions.  Ability to meet deadlines with high rate of accuracy.  Ability to work with and maintain confidential information. 

Preferred:  Supervisory experience.

Application Deadline

Open until filled (preference given to candidates who apply within the first two weeks)

For consideration, applicants must either submit a resume including salary history and a cover letter indicating previous applicable experience and training or complete an Employment Application in the Human Resources Department at Main Library. Resumes should be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or should be mailed to:

Human Resources
Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 South High Street
Akron, OH 44326-0001


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