The mission of the Finance Division is to provide university partners and stakeholders with the tools and resources needed to be well-informed leaders and effective decision makers. We provide data, information, analysis, knowledge and methods for our leaders to anticipate and respond effectively to the challenges facing the university.
Carnegie Mellon University's Finance Division is seeking a motivated Senior Payroll Accountant to join our team. Reporting to the Team Lead of Payroll Accounting, you will be responsible for monthly reconciliation, journal entries, and reporting of all pay transactions into the university's financial system (Oracle). You will troubleshoot and resolve problems and issues in the operation of the Oracle Financials accounting system specifically, the Oracle Labor Distribution (LD) module, as well as Workday HR/Payroll system as well as identify and recommend process improvements.
Core responsibilities include:
Analyze and reconcile payroll transactions from Workday to Oracle
Ensure accurate and timely processing of payroll journal entries monthly, quarterly and yearly
Primary point of contact to facilitate audits for internal and external auditors by providing records and documentation to auditors, preparing audit requests and payroll related information
Work with respective end users and identify escalation needs to Financial Systems Team
Identify training and communication needs surrounding Oracle and Workday practices
Participate in Financial Systems, and HRIS Initiatives, which may include integration of existing or new International campuses/initiatives or upgrades
Reviewing current processes to determine efficiencies, etc.
Monthly reconciliation of all payroll related balance sheet accounts
Prepare 990 forms for calendar and fiscal year review
Provide assistance regarding questions submitted in regards to payroll accounting transactions.
Provide assistance regarding projects supporting the overall payroll operation
Other duties as assigned
You must demonstrate:
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Strong problem-solving skills
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to work independently and work well in a team environment
Ability to solve problems as they arise independently
Adaptability, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Finance Division and the university as a whole. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU, so we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through your work.
Bachelor's degree required in Accounting or Finance is required
A minimum of 5-8 years accounting experience, and experience with payroll information systems is preferred;
Experience with Oracle Financials systems, specifically Oracle Labor Distribution and HR modules and Workday is highly preferred.
Staff - Regular
Full Time/Part time
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