Posting Closing Date:
March 11, 2019
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
Incumbent will be responsible for data control, biweekly payroll reconciliation and processing, maintenance of tables, report generation and interfacing with the payroll software. Responsibilities also include the monitoring of input sheet processing and payroll verification. Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Human Resources, Equity and Inclusion the incumbent will be responsible for generating the biweekly payroll. Supervision is exercised over the full and part-time payroll staff. Does related duties as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
- Maintains payroll information by designing systems; directing the collection, calculation, and entering of data.
- Updates payroll records by reviewing and approving changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, job titles/department and division transfers.
- Pays employees by directing the production and issuance of paychecks or electronic transfers to bank accounts.
- Prepares reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages.
- Determines payroll liabilities by approving the calculation of employee federal, state income and social security taxes, employer’s social security, unemployment, and workers compensation payments.
- Balances the payroll accounts by resolving payroll discrepancies.
- Provides payroll information by answering questions and requests.
- Maintains payroll guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures.
- Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
- Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
- Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
- Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results and verify completeness and accuracy of subordinates’ work, computations, and records
- Maintains payroll staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
- Maintains payroll staff job results by counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
*KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: *
Good knowledge of methods of maintaining payroll accounts and records; good knowledge of methods of compilation of payroll data and preparation of departmental payrolls; thorough knowledge of Federal and State payroll tax laws and state and local legislation affecting payroll procedures; good knowledge of business arithmetic and English; ability to maintain payroll records and prepare reports; ability to understand and follow detailed oral and written instructions; initiative and resourcefulness; dependability; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Graduation from a regionally accredited four (4) year college with an Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or the appropriate discipline and five (5) years of experience in payroll, financial, or systems records keeping.
NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.
Our mission to offer quality education includes exposing our students to a diverse range of cultures, experiences and expertise. At SUNY Erie Community College, we value diversity and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.
Contact Human Resources at (716) 851-1840 with any questions.
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The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College’s non-discrimination policies:
Civil Rights Compliance Officer
Tracy Archie, Chief Diversity Officer
Office of Equity and Diversity
City Campus, Room 174, 121 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
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New York Office
United States Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor,
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