Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Staff Posted On: Fri Oct 2 2020 Job Description:
Under the direction of the AVP/Controller, The Payroll Administrator performs all aspects of payroll administration for a 1,000-employee population. The Payroll Administrator is primarily responsible for ensuring that all employees are paid in a timely and accurate manner. The employee population includes University employees, students, and Model Schools. Responsibilities include all aspects of payroll preparation.
Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to)
Perform all aspects of payroll administration including primary liaison responsibilities with external payroll service provider.
Prepares, analyzes and transmits payroll data to the payroll service provider electronically.
Compiles payroll data and statistics for the calculation of payroll and to perform complex analysis.
Performs complex queries and researches and responds to complex inquiries related to payroll tax, benefits and payroll operations.
Assists with the processing of manual payroll checks.
Works collaboratively with Human Resources to update employee payroll information including new employee, change of status employees, and employee terminations.
Communicates with the University community and outside vendors regarding payroll operations.
Prepares and transmits employee retirement plan, H.S.A. contributions and union dues contributions.
Provide assistance as necessary for all internal and external audits related to payroll.
Monitors other employee benefit deductions.
Maintains all vacation, sick, and personal time off accruals.
Ensures appropriate internal controls are established and maintained.
Works with employees to help them understand payroll adjustments.
Understands University employee policies regarding compensation, work schedules, time away from work policies and practices.
Reviews University policies for Payroll tax regulatory compliance supported by the Senior Accountant and implement changes to the Payroll system accordingly.
Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or other certification preferred.
Minimum of an Associate's degree or equivalent required, Bachelor preferred.
Minimum 3 years' experience in payroll administration.
Experience with ADP Workforce Now preferred.
Strong analytical skills, with the ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis.
Understanding of basic accounting principles and solid financial acumen.
Able to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in a Windows environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc), Internet, and other programs as needed (e.g., mail merge, data base management). Familiarity with specific applications used by the University/Department a plus.
Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with students, colleagues, and external constituents.
Demonstrated ability to handle complex and multiple tasks in a professional and efficient manner.
Exhibits a high level of professionalism, leadership, creative problem solving, diplomacy, negotiation and sales skills, and the ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision.
Professional, courteous demeanor and appearance; ability to engage positively and work professionally with students, faculty, staff and administration and represent the University professionally to the public.
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.
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