Lead Payroll Specialist

Northeastern University

Lead Payroll Specialist

Requisition Number: STFR003911

Division/College: Human Resources Management

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


Regularly processes the semi-monthly payroll, including all related accounting transactions. Serves as primary backup for weekly payrolls. Manages PT faculty union payroll work, including ensuring PT faculty union eligibility file and remittance reports are accurate, reflecting latest enlistments; coordinating dues payments compliant with Union contact and all testing related to additional contractual requirements. Oversees and ensures compliance for all wage garnishments; reviews and may process more complex garnishments. Responsible for implementation of additional Banner HR functionality and related business process documentation impacting the Payroll function, as directed. Serves on project teams related to Banner HR implementation and upgrades, user acceptance, and parallel testing. Brings experience, shares ideas, and participates in all “process improvement initiatives”. Serves in a lead capacity to payroll staff to update process documentation and resolve conflicting processing practices. Provide day-to-day oversight to Payroll Assistants. Serves as 2nd when Payroll Manager is unavailable. Provide a high level of customer service. As a member of the HR/Payroll Service Center, the incumbent provides excellent Customer Service resolving complex pay problems, employee questions; works with HR Employment Consultants, Key contacts and outbound vendors and is committed to Advancing the Customer Experience.


Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred; CPP preferred; with minimum 4-6 years of Payroll processing experience in a multi-state organization. Experience with executing and calculating wage garnishments, processing inbound and outbound interfaces, banking, accounting interfaces. Knowledge of Banner HR preferred and MS office applications required. Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills required. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be able to communicate effectively with Service Center customers and staff as well as external contacts; work under limited supervision; effectively prioritize work, among conflicting demands to meet deadlines. Customer service orientation is required.

Additional Information:
This position requires a background check.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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