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Job Description

Position open until filled; reviewing applications on a rotating basis.

Account for an Agency That Benefit Us All!

Mountain Line is dedicated to serving Missoula by providing accessible, reliable transportation at zero-fare. Averaging 1.5 million rides annually, and with service expansions on the horizon, we are seeking a full-time Accounting Clerk Payroll Specialist to support our rapidly growing agency.

Make serving Missoula your career by joining a team that benefits us all!

Position Summary: This position will prepare and maintain financial records to track the Missoula Urban Transportation District's (MUTD) bi-weekly payroll and other related financial activities. Responsible for preparing payroll for all staff in a timely and accurate manner in compliance with union collective bargaining agreements ensuring policies and procedures are followed. Maintain timesheets, track attendance, benefit, and incentive calendars. Prepare all quarterly and annual payroll reporting, including W-2 preparation and reporting to state and federal agencies. Other miscellaneous reports may be required.  Ensures reports are accurate and timely.  Respond to payroll inquiries from staff. Complete Accounts Payable on a semi-monthly basis. Serves as the primary backup for answering the telephone and greeting visitors. 


  • Perform payroll functions and other related duties for MUTD. 
  • Protect MUTD's value by keeping information confidential.  
  • Demonstrate strong internal customer service skills. 
  • Utilize excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • File payroll tax forms with federal, state, and local government agencies. 
  • Provide outside auditors with assistance by gathering necessary account information and documents to perform annual audits. 
  • Review all invoices for appropriate documentation and accurate coding. 
  • Enter accounts payable invoices into the accounting system. 
  • Prepare checks to vendors. 
  • Communicate effectively with employees at all levels of the organization, vendors, and other agencies. 
  • Research and solve payment discrepancies in accounts payable. 
  • Knowledge of Missoula area geography, including landmarks, streets, businesses, medical facilities, and community events. 
  • Proficient computer skills, including Word, Excel, and the ability to learn accounting software. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


High School diploma or GED and three years of experience, or any similar combination of education and experience. 



Two to five years of payroll experience. 



Valid driver's license in the State of Montana or an acceptable alternate form of identification



Work occurs typically in an office with frequent (51-80%) use of a computer, telephone, and other office equipment; the noise level is typical of an office environment. Work is also performed in a classroom environment and, infrequently, in shop-floor locations with the various noise levels associated with those locations. 

The employee is frequently required to sit, talk, or hear; use repetitive hand motions; handle or feel; and stand, walk, reach, bend, stoop, or lift up to five pounds regularly. Infrequently, moving materials weighing up to 25 pounds may be required. 



This position has no supervisory responsibility. 


Works under the general supervision of the Human Resource Manager and indirectly under the 

Director of Finance and Administration. 


Missoula Urban Transportation District is a diverse community that provides equal opportunity in employment, activities, and its programs. It is the policy of the MUTD and its Board that there will be no discrimination or harassment in any educational programs, activities, or employment on the grounds of race, color, religion, ethnicity, use of native language, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.  


The District also prohibits retaliation against an individual for engaging in activity protected under this policy and interfering with rights or privileges granted under anti-discrimination laws.  


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