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The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer. Preference is given to Worcester residents.

If you wish to apply for this position, the deadline is Open Until Filled. Please note the following application options for this position:
  • Applicants are Encouraged to Apply Online
  • By Mailing to the Department of Human Resources, ATTN: PAYROLL MANAGER, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608
    (If applying via US Mail, please include a completed Application Questionnaire & VSID)
Treasurer and Collector's Office
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Open Until Filled
Full Time
40 Per Week
$75,721 - $99,368 annually


The City of Worcester seeks qualified applicants for the position of Payroll Manager for the Treasurer and Collector's Department. The Payroll Manager oversees City-wide payroll operations and the work of one accounting/payroll staff. This position requires competence with regard to payroll management and law to ensure the timely, valid, and accurate issuance of payroll and withholdings in accordance with State and Federal law. This position is responsible for overseeing the execution of key internal control procedures on a timely basis. The Payroll Manager is also responsible for ensuring that all transactions are processed in accordance with the Treasurer and Collector’s policies and procedures and must be promptly and accurately recorded in the City’s books and records.


  • Competence in payroll taxation and laws
  • Supervisory experience in taxation and payroll
  • Experience with robust, high transaction volume financial systems and ledgers
  • Computer proficiency, include Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, accuracy, and detail orientation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, consistently, and reliably meet established deadlines
  • Ability to perform under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other departments and employees
  • Ability to read and interpret laws, policies, regulations, and procedures


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Taxation, Business/Public Administration, or related field OR;

o An equivalent combination of education & experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the required duties of the position will be considered in lieu of the above-mentioned requirements.

  • Experience with payroll or finance experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Experience with analyzing and reconciling financial data
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP), or other accounting and or tax related certification
  • Three (3) years of payroll supervisory experience
  • Experience with Workday or similar cloud-based payroll management systems.
  • Two (2) years of experience with account reconciliation
  • Municipal Experience

SALARY RANGE: $75,721- $99,368 annually, exempt, full-time, with an excellent benefits package.

To apply, please visit: or send resume and cover letter to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. OPEN UNTIL FILLED, preference provided to applicants who applied on or before 9/15/2023. Preference is given to Worcester residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.Direct inquiries to: City Hall, Human Resources, Room 109, 508-799-1030,

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Phone: 311
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