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Career Opportunity: Payroll Associate

Job Title
Payroll Associate
Farm Credit East, ACA
Claverack, New York
Experience Level
Entry Level (1-4 years)
Supervisor's Title
Branch Office Manager
Financial Services
Salary Range
DOE, depending on experience
Posted Date
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Closing Date
Open until filled
Job Description

Description/Job Summary

Join a team focused on the success of our customers, the success of our communities, and the success of each other. Farm Credit East is the leading provider of loans and financial accounting services to farmers, foresters, fishermen, and agricultural business owners across the northeast with over $6 billion in loan volume and over $25 million in financial accounting service revenue generated annually. When you pursue a career with Farm Credit East, you have the opportunity to positively impact the families and businesses that drive the Northeast economy.

As a Payroll Associate, you will be responsible for working as a member of a cross-functional team focused on providing financial accounting services of high quality and value to customers within regulations set forth by the Farm Credit Administration, Internal Revenue Service and state and local taxing authorities as well as Farm Credit East policies and procedures.  You will be responsible for meeting the needs of the customers, growing business by gaining new customers, and promoting a positive corporate image at all times. Your primary responsibilities will include the timely and accurate preparation of customers' payroll and the completion of state and federal payroll filings.
Farm Credit East provides all team members with the training and resources needed to be successful in their careers. All new employees receive one-on-one coaching to help them understand their roles. Additional technical training, soft skill training, and ongoing professional development provided by Farm Credit East will help you be poised for continued career growth within our organization.

Counties Served: New York: Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam (north of Rt. 84), Rensselaer (southern), Westchester
Massachusetts: Berkshire
Connecticut: Litchfield

Area:  The branch is located in a suburban area, with rural communities and urban amenities conveniently located nearby.

Types of Businesses: The branch's agriculture is diverse, including dairy, fruit, livestock, and cash crops. Farm related businesses are also within Claverack's target market



The employee is accountable for the following:

  • Direct Provision of Financial Services: Provide high value financial services to customers for a profitable fee. Accurately prepare tax returns, state and federal payroll filings, and other returns. Maintain current federal and state tax knowledge and have a thorough understanding of all tax and records software programs. Maintain proper documentation and communication with members and staff in order to respond to internal and external customer needs.
  • Marketing: Increase business by means of promotional activities and superior customer service. Provide value to customers with appropriate and timely products and services.
  • Member Relations/Teamwork: Provide outstanding customer service (both internal and external) and deliver exceptional customer experience and value by setting, communicating and meeting customer expectations. Demonstrate a strong community commitment and professional presence that contributes to the overall positive image of the ACA. Act in a forthright and ethical manner, display a positive attitude and contribute positively to the overall morale of the team and association. Assist other team members and contribute to training.

Required Education

Position requires an Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business or related field with solid accounting credits and/or equivalent work experience. A general knowledge of agriculture is desirable, and a working knowledge of record-keeping software programs is required.

Preferred Qualifications

A minimum of 2 years of payroll, accounting, or record- keeping experience is preferred.


Farm Credit East is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. It is our goal to make employment decisions that further the principle of equal employment opportunity by utilizing objective standards based upon an individual's qualifications for a specific job opening. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), if you have a disability and would like a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a position with Farm Credit East, please call 1-800-562-2235 or e-mail info@farmcreditcareers.com.