Department of Economics

Jonathan Walton

  • Graduated: 2007
  • Field: Analyst/Consultant, Finance

Jonathan Walton, who graduated with a BA in Economics and a minor in International Relations in 2007, is the principal payroll specialist at Berkeley Lab in Emeryville, California.   He made the Dean’s List in 2004, 2006, and 2007.  Jonathan was a member of the Chico State Finance Association.  After graduation he worked as a senior payroll specialist for Paychex in Watsonville, California, where he managed payroll accounts for over 250 businesses.

After 2 years with Paychex Jonathan moved on to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in San Francisco, California, as a budget analyst.  Two and one-half years later VA promoted Jonathan to supervisory budget analyst.  In 2015 he moved on to Berkeley Lab where he is currently working as the principal payroll specialist.  Jonathan is “responsible for the development, oversight, execution and monitoring of payroll transactions and systems for a highly complex research facility with roughly 4000 employees,” according to his LinkedIn page. (Last Updated 12/9/18)

Portrait of Jonathan Walton