From Bridgewater State University's inception in 1840 by Horace Mann as one of the first normal schools in America to the current day, BSU has worked to ensure that our students receive an accessible, affordable, and exceptional education. BSU aspires to be the leader in our mission class for closing equity gaps for Black/Cape Verdean, Latinx, Native American, Asian, and other students of color. BSU's institutional values, the work of the President's Special Task Force on Racial Justice, and leadership of the Leading for Change Higher Education Diversity Consortium underscore the campus' commitment to racial equity and other forms of social justice.
The Payroll Office oversees all aspects of employee compensation relating to attendance, wages, deductions, statute, collective bargaining agreements and applicable state and federal laws that govern all employees. Our mission is to create a welcoming and inclusive work environment by providing timely and accurate payroll services in a professional manner while maintaining compliance with campus and Commonwealth of Massachusetts policies and guidelines, collective bargaining provisions and State and Federal laws.
Accountant II Full-time, non-unit position Tour of Duty: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Subject to Change) (Sat. and Sun. as days off)
This position provides a welcoming and inclusive environment by providing customer service to a diverse campus community of employees and students. Handles all payments for part-time staff and student employees; is responsible for data entry and compliance for tax withholding for all employee groups; responsible for entry and auditing of Work Study student payroll; calculates and enters payments for part-time faculty payments. Considers diverse and multicultural perspectives while answering main office phone line, assisting employees with general questions, timesheet assistance, password resets and paycheck questions.
Utilize an equity minded lens to handle payments for all part-time employees, including entry and auditing of time submissions.
Multiculturally responsive to assist international employees on completion of tax process and compliance. Responsible for tax compliance for all employee groups including international employees. Ensures compliance to IRS requirements. Manages the Glacier tax process for international employees.
Calculates and enters payments for part-time faculty payments.
Creates and maintains spreadsheets to ensure proper payment and reconciliation of bi-weekly payroll.
Runs reports to ensure all time is appropriately entered and approved by weekly deadline in Self Service Time & Attendance (SSTA) for student and part-time employees.
Assists Administrative Assistant I and Accountant II positions in Payroll Office as needed.
Provides assistance to the Payroll Manager.
Scan and index documents into BDMS system as required.
Contribute to a team effort and supports other Payroll staff members as necessary.
Maintain confidentiality at all times.
Comply with federal & state laws, as well as local contractual requirements.
Maintain security by following department internal processes and controls.
Performs related duties as assigned.
*Initial assignment only. Subject to change according to institutional needs.
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
1. Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in accounting or auditing, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the following substitutions:
An Associate's degree with a major in accounting, business administration or business management may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in accounting, business administration or business management may be substituted for the required experience.
2. Commitment to customer service excellence/support to enhance an environment of equity, diversity and inclusion.
3. Ability to work directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
4. Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting. 5. Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of accounting data, to draw conclusions and to make appropriate recommendations. 6. Ability to understand, apply and explain the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, etc. governing assigned unit activities. 7. Ability to perform mathematical calculations using formulae to solve accounting problems. 8. Ability to communicate appropriately and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff. 9. Ability to gather information by examining records and documents and through questioning individuals. 10. Ability to maintain accurate records. 11. Ability to write concisely, to express thoughts clearly and to develop ideas in logical sequence. 12. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. 13. Ability to exercise sound judgment. 14. Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information. 15. Ability to deal tactfully with others. 16. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others. 17. Ability to work independently. 18. Ability to work in a team setting. Job Specifications are available in the Human Resources Office or on the Human Resources website – www.bridgew.edu/hr.
Payroll/ Accounting experience
Data entry experience
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office, Banner, HRCMS (PeopleSoft)
Knowledge of higher education principles and practices
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Human Resources Management
Experience in a collective bargaining environment
Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5 pounds.
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of one (1) employment history entry. *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.
Internal Number: 20733
About Bridgewater State University
Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students and our region.