Payroll Operations Manager

Columbia, SC
Oct 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number STA00397PO17 Classification Title Accounting/Fiscal Manager I Internal Title Payroll Operations Manager Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Division of Administration and Finance Department Payroll Band 7 Advertised Minimum Salary $48,622 Advertised Salary Range $48,622-$72,000 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Fiscal Accounting

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Responsible for managing the payroll processing function of a $600M annual payroll at a large, multi-campus university by performing complex, expert level professional duties in accounting, payroll tax, and Form W2 reporting. Responsible for cumulative year to date reports, quarterly Form 941s, and year end wage reporting. As a manager in the Payroll Department, this position must communicate effectively with stakeholders within the University system and must be effective in leading and managing staff.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor's degree in accounting, or business administration and 4 years professional accounting experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Advance degree and CPA highly preferred. Experience in Payroll accounting highly desirable, as well as knowledge of PeopleSoft HCM 9.2, accounting theory, and internal controls.


Employee must have excellent supervisory/leadership skills and excellent communication skills. Requires strong critical thinking skills with a demonstrated record of problem solving.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 11/01/2017 If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 10/12/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a bachelor's degree in accounting, or business administration and 4 years professional accounting experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * As this position often requires overtime, will you be able to accommodate a work schedule greater than 40 hours?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your most significant experiences to date that have prepared you to manage the payroll closing process for a $600M operation?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * A significant aspect of this position is managing the payroll staff and ensuring their workload is completed accurately and on time. Please elaborate on your management experience, and what your management philosophy would be in this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents