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Payroll Assistant I
General accounting, data entry and clerical tasks as assigned, under the supervision of the Payroll Supervisor. Responsible for the preparation and entry of the student/hourly payroll. Generates and updates various types of spreadsheets. Answers main telephone line for payroll office.
Handles the direct deposit and distribution of payroll checks and check stubs. Responsible for the disbursement of various payroll deductions to the appropriate vendors. Processes W-4 forms and monitors unclaimed check file. Responds to inquiries and requests for verifications of employee payroll information.
Physical Condition:
Four years experience in payroll and accounting work, preferably in a higher education setting.
Thorough knowledge of accounting and payroll principles and procedures. Reasonable typing ability and use of calculator by touch. Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with university employees and administrators and outside contacts. Skilled in the use of Word and Excel.
Graduation from high school or equivalent. Some college courses in accounting and business preferred.
Additional Requirements:
Must have ability to process a large volume of numerical data accurately and within given deadlines. Must be able to deal professionally with confidential information. Use of Word, Excel, and data entry required. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.

Last updated 2015-01-13