Payroll Assistant II

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Position Summary

Within the central Payroll Office of Michigan State University, the Payroll Assistant II position will perform the following duties to support the functional needs of the payroll operations: Process and maintenance all functions of the Graduate Assistant payroll to meet payroll goals according to University policies and procedures.  Review, evaluate, and monitor reports for accuracy and timeliness, verify payroll information, resolve problems such as overpayments and late payments.  Research and resolve payroll problems encountered by employees, departmental administrative personnel, financial and governmental institutions.  Provide payroll information to employees with a variety of complex issues, including explanation of gross-to-net, pay type, and taxation methods.  Communicate with Human Resource Office and University departments to exchange information needed to resolve problems and meet deadlines.  Assist with other payrolls as needed.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge normally acquired through the first two or three years of college, such as an Associate’s degree in a business-related field; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in processing and reconciling payroll gross-to-net reduction/deduction; accounting, records maintenance; experience in spreadsheet and word processing software; knowledge of payroll policies, procedures, various IRS resident and non-resident alien tax forms and publications; and knowledge of integrated system concepts; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Associate’s degree in accounting or finance; knowledge and work experience in matters related to payroll and accounting; experience with SAP software; knowledge and experience coordinating, troubleshooting and responding to special projects requests; University experience and ability to work with business services, human resources, and academic units; ability to work successfully in a team environment; and strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Required Application Materials

Resume and Cover Letter

Work Hours


Bidding Eligibility Ends 1/23/2018 @ 11:55 PM




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Posted: 1/17/2018
Application Due: 3/18/2018
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