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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Payroll Associate I (IRC38951) in Westminster, Colorado

Brief Posting Description

Assist in all duties related to the Tri-State payroll function, and its subsidiaries.

Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes:

Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Work Schedules including compressed work week and telecommuting opportunities to work remotely up to 50%, Life Insurance, 401K, Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD), Employee Assistant Program (EAP) and Paid Leave Benefits.

Payroll Associate I

Hiring Salary Range: $52,000-$65,000

Actual compensation offer to candidate may vary outside of the posted hiring salary range based upon work experience, education, and/or skill level.

Job Requirements


  • Verify, and update as needed, Oracle employee master files for personnel and benefits changes, as well as direct deposit and tax withholding updates initiated via Employee Self-Service.

  • Audit expense reports by checking totals, verifying account numbers, verifying the appropriateness of the expenses, and confirm required receipts are included.

  • Coordinate with appropriate functional areas regarding payroll and benefit information.

  • Assist and inform employees with questions regarding payroll, including withholdings, benefit deductions, and involuntary deductions such as wage withholding orders.

  • Prepare and process payroll checks, final payments at time of terminations, and miscellaneous wage payments.

  • Maintain electronic and paper payroll files.

  • Prepare payroll liability account reconciliations.

  • Adhere to and demonstrate compliance with appropriate electric utility industry regulatory requirements. Attain knowledge and remain knowledgeable of development in regulations, laws, standards and best practices applicable to the functional area including, but not limited to, Standards of Conduct, Environmental, Employment Law, NERC Reliability Standards and Safety. Must be familiar with, and comply with, all aspects of Corporate Policy C-54, Compliance.

  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with Tri-State's culture embodied in the Cooperative principles and spirit and core values of technical competency, respect and dignity, accountability, integrity, trustworthiness, and servant leadership to empower or otherwise enable others to optimally perform their job responsibilities. Demonstrate and promote ethics and behaviors consistent with Tri-State's culture, Board policies, and business practices. Understand and fulfill the role and responsibility for all compliance programs within the company.

  • Because Tri-State is an electric utility with continuous service obligations to its customers, regular, reliable, and predictable performance of the essential functions and responsibilities is an essential function of the job including the ability to work overtime as needed.


  • Perform various general accounting functions as requested.

  • Perform special projects and respond to requests for information as required.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Planning: ability to think ahead and plan within timelines and resources; develop scopes, plan and schedule work; set priorities and goals; anticipate and adjust for problems; evaluate workloads; measure and evaluate performance against established goals.

  • Time management: ability to successfully plan and implement objectives within established timelines and work schedules.

  • Ability to analyze problems and develop effective solutions.

  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Strong team player: accomplishes tasks by working with others and being a good team player. Recognizes how his/her decisions may impact others; seeks input from others.

  • Superior organizational skills.

  • Computer proficiency in operating a personal computer and standard business office applications including Microsoft Office suite, databases, and other related applications. Understanding of payroll systems, preferably Oracle.

  • Ability to work independently, with minimal direction as a highly motivated self-starter.


Education and Training

  • Associates degree in Accounting or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Working knowledge of payroll fundamentals.

  • Working knowledge of personal computers, computerized payroll and accounting systems, Microsoft Office products.

  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and Adobe Acrobat DC

  • Ability to perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships.

  • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulations as they apply to payroll.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.


  • One (1) to three (3) years (or equivalent combination of experience and education).


  • Willingness to prepare and research special projects.


  • Knowledge of accounting concepts preferred.

  • Familiarity with Oracle payroll software desired.

  • Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) preferred.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is primarily required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, and bend. Incumbent may be required to lift items weighing up to 20 pounds including copy paper, employee files and other office supplies. Specific vision abilities include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Mental demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to read, write, analyze accounting and payroll data and reports, exercise judgment, discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality, and work independently, make decisions concerning payroll processing and reconciliation, present information to others and work under pressure.

  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is exposed to moderate level of noise. Majority of duties are performed indoors primarily at a desk.

Additional Details

All employees interested in this position may apply online at the Tri-State Intranet site.

Click on Job Postings, then click on the iRecruitment link, Log In, then click on the iRecruitment Employee Candidate link and then click on Search for jobs.

Company Description

Tri-State is a wholesale power supply cooperative, operating on a not-for-profit basis, with 45 members, including 42 utility electric distribution cooperative and public power district members in four states: Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming. Together with its members, Tri-State delivers reliable, affordable and responsible power and energy services to more than a million electricity consumers across nearly 200,000 square miles of the West.

Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., approximately 1,200 people are employed by Tri-State across five states.

Tri-State's electricity is generated from coal, natural gas and hydropower, with a rapidly increasing supply generated from wind and solar. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5,700 miles of high voltage transmission lines. Tri-State's transformative Responsible Energy Plan is reducing emissions, increasing renewable resources, developing new energy services and delivering more flexibility for its members.

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Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at for more details.

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