Upstate SC Chapter
of the American Payroll Association

Welcome to the Upstate SC APA!

Chapter #153 of the American Payroll Association has been created in the Upstate of South Carolina.  The chapter will serve the areas of Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson as well as the other surrounding counties and cities.


  * 2016 Meeting Schedule Available *
      See Upcoming Meetings Tab

    May Meeting Topic:
            Escheat Laws and Unclaimed Wages
    Also a Drop In to learn more about CPP & FPC Certifications
    Thursday, May 12th 2016

    The chapter got its start when a small group of payroll professionals decided it was time to provide continuing education and networking opportunities for payroll and human resource professionals in the area.
    In the future the group hopes to offer study groups for those who would like to sit for the CPP and FPC exams as well as get involved in the community.
Please see "Upcoming Meetings tab for Spring Study Group Info

We are planning a Study Group for fall testing.
Stay Tuned for more information!!  Better yet, join us at the May 12th meeting to meet newly certified members

      Do you have payroll/HR/accounting related  positions open at your employer? 

    We will be happy to include your listing on the Website.
    **Applicants - Please be sure to contact job posting contact only. does not have job information.**

    Payroll Manager
    Job Description: Responsible for timely and accurate multi-state payroll processing for 1,500+ employees while following company policy and procedures along with federal and state regulations.    Hands On position.  Processing and reporting; Management and supervision; Payroll taxes and Regulatory Compliance; Policy and Procedures.
    Bachelor's Degree; CPP Preferred
    5-7 years overall payroll experience
    2-3 years of payroll management or supervision
    Experience in the financial services industry and experience in a public company a plus.

    Contact Elizabeth Palmisano

    Treasury Specialist
    Job Description: Perform centralized payment processing duties (check payments, ACH and wire functions), maintain and assist with verify incoming and outgoing funds of te company and be the main contact between branches and banks.
    Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance or related field
    2+ years in an accounting and/or treasury role
    Working knowledge of Treasury Management products and systems; wire transfers, lockbox, and ACH processing
    Willingness to work a flexible schedule

    Contact Elizabeth Palmisano

    Accounting Assistant/Specialist
    Job Description: Supports accounting operations with month-end close assistance, document maintenance, and sub system data imports and other various administrative tasks.
    Two (2)+ years of experience required in administrative role in accounting department.
    High School diploma or equivalent.
    Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office
    Excellent organization, interpersonal, and collaborative skills

    Contact Elizabeth Palmisono

    Greenville School District Positions

    Budget Analyst (Job Id 35)
    Job Description: Assist the Director of Budget Services in monitoring the General Fund budget on a day-to-day basis.
    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or business
    Five years experience in Governmental accounting
    Working knowledge of audit documentation requirements
    Math Skills
    Ability to work independently

    Accountant Financial (Job Id 195)
    Job Description: To maintain, monitor and support the Fixed Assets Inventory System, District Financial Operating system and the Student Activity Fund Accounting System for all locations.
    Bachelor's Degree in related finance field or Associates degree with relevant experience;
    Three - Five years experience in governmental accounting preferred;
    Strong technology skills with financial systems, WORD, Excel
    Excellent organizational skills

    (Job Id 195) Salary Range: $37,403-$51,060

    Interested candidates for either position, must apply online at:


    Approximately 6 month assignment in Columbia, SC area.
    Lawson Payroll Processor to work at a major hospital until they have completed their Lawson conversion.
    (go-live date is targeted for 10/21/16)

    If interested in this position, contact Kasey Carmona


    Payroll Coordinator 2016-2017 (District Office)
    1. Bachelor's Degree in Business Admin or related area
    2. At least 5 yrs payroll or payroll related experience
    3. Certification through APA preferred
    4. Combination of related work experience, education, & certifications will be considered in lieu of requirements

    Apply at:  (employment opportunities)
    Applicants will NOT be considered until this step is completed.


    Payroll Specialist
    1. High School diploma/GED, Associates Degree preferred
    2. Payroll Experience
    3. Strong work ethic
    4. Ability to deal with sensitive and confidential material
    5. Decision-making, Problem-solving and analytical skills
    6. Organized

    Apply at:  (jobs)

    A/R & Purchasing Specialist

    This position is responsible for controlling the 3rd party purchasing function for the distributorship to ensure that goods and supplies manufactured by Vendors other than Swagelok are purchased at the most competitive prices and are of the required quality.  Also will be collecting revenue by notifying customers of insufficient payments and handles delinquent accounts.

    Swagelok - Greenville
    Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or Accounting
    Three Years Accounting Experience

    Knowledge & Skills:
    Excellent interpersonal Skills with the ability to build personal and team based relationships with all levels of associates
    Effective Oral and Written communication Skills
    Knowledge of Accounting Terms, Principles and Processes
    Proficient in Microsoft Business Applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
    QuickBooks or SAP experience a plus

    Jennifer Meeks
    HR Manager
    Associate Director of Payroll

    Summary & Purpose: The Associate Director of Payroll will assist the Operations Director in carrying out responsibility for payroll preparation/processing and one or more related responsibilities such as tax reporting, benefits-records administration, or payroll systems maintenance.  Periodic systems' analysis will be necessary to ensure organizational goals are being met and future growth targets are supportable.

    Education and Training:
    Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or related field and five (5) years of payroll experience or a combination of education and work experience equaling the aforementioned expectation.  Must have advanced experience with GoToMeeting, WebEx, or other web-based meeting/training tools.
      Full Time/Exempt    

    Send Resume to 


Contact Godshall Staffing or FGP

Position Title : HR Operations Specialist (Payroll)
Non Exempt
Reports to: Corporate HR Operations Manager
Bachelors Degree Preferred
CPP Preferred
ADP WFN V8.0 or higher preferred

   (Minimum Skills:  High School diploma, MS Office applications) 


 - New Opening -
Payroll System Analyst

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Mgt with 5 years experience (payroll experience - healthcare experience preferred); CPA or CPP Certification required.  In lieu of CPA/CPP, 7 yrs Financial Accounting/Analyst experience may be considered.
Lawson HR/Payroll Software
Kronos Timekeeping
Crystal report writing
Training of End Users
Account analysis and reconciliation preferred.
Must have basic computer and mathematical skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel and database mgmt. skills required.
VISIT www.GHS.ORG/career
Job Number 2015-3273




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