University of Central Oklahoma

  • Payroll Accountant - Payroll Services

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/1/2018 5:00 PM)
    Job ID
    Org Number
    Payroll Services
    Vice President of Finance
    Job Type
    $42,781 - $44,683 annually
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Hours Per Week
    Weeks Per Year
    Weeks Per Year
    Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Preference Date
    Job Post Information* : External Company URL
  • Position Overview

    Conducts audits and/or reconciliations, maintains accounts, remits payments, and prepares reports; may calculate liabilities and remittances. Maintains payroll and related records. May be responsible for payroll benefit deduction activities, including reconciliation, reporting, and compliance. Balance weekly and/or monthly payroll ledger, research exception items, and take corrective action. Work closely with technical support to implement process improvements, test system changes, and lead special projects within the payroll department.

    Department Specific Essential Job Functions

    • Audit and reconcile all payroll account codes
    • Maintain accurate records for collection and payments of payroll deductions
    • Submit rosters and process various vendor payments (including but not limited to: BCBS, Delta Dental, VSP, AllState, MetLife, Chard Snyder…)
    • Audit, reconcile, and submit payments for retiree benefits
    • Process misc. payroll & qualifying life event deduction changes
    • Assist with 941 reporting
    • Assist with processing Adjunct positions and various other payroll data entry as needed
    • Assist with processing all payrolls as needed
    • Backup for payroll presentations and training sessions
    • Backup for Open Books reporting
    • Back-up for creating and submitting payroll files to the Oklahoma Office of Management Enterprise (OMES), including a required journal entry in PeopleSoft and federal payments through Agency Check Entering System (ACES)
    • Research payroll inquires as needed
    • Provide excellent customer service and office assistance

    The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


    Qualifications/Experience Required

    Requires a bachelor's degree in accounting or related field plus 3+ years of relevant experience in the chosen field or 7+ years of payroll experience that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts.

    Qualifications/Experience Preferred

    • Strong math skills
    • Critical thinking
    • Analytical and problem solving abilities
    • Ability to successfully multi-task and prioritize
    • Knowledge of banner
    • Higher education experience


    • Demonstrates ability to operate independently with intermittent supervision for day to day operations
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills (both oral and written)
    • Must be detail oriented
    • Integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Knowledge of payroll and benefits policies and procedures
    • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment while managing deadlines
    • Good judgement and decision making skills including the ability to make independent, complex decisions
    • Critical thinking and ability to use logic to identify alternative solutions and conclusions
    • Ability to adapt to change

    Physical Demands

    Repetitive movement of hands and fingers. Typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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