Salary: $53,700 - $92,850
Title: Payroll Manager
Category: Management and Professional
Department: UNEX - Business Services
Date Posted: 02/08/2018
Position Information: In coordination with the HR Director of University Extension, the Payroll Manager is responsible for the overall operations of Citrus Shared Services, ensuring timely and accurate processing of payroll and personnel transactions for University Extension and its Client Partners: Vice Chancellor Student Affairs, University Library, Graduate Division and Palm Desert. Performs the highest level payroll-related audits and analysis, resolves issues. Provides direction for a staff that processes employee record updates, separations, time and attendance, payroll processing, and monthly, quarterly, annual, and fiscal year-end reporting. Provides on the job coaching, training, and development to staff. Interacts extensively with the central Payroll and Human resources departments, and campus clients. Provides the highest level of customer service. Assist in the development of payroll related standard operating procedures. Identifies opportunities to continuously improve the effectiveness, accuracy, and delivery of payroll services.
Minimum Requirements: Strong working knowledge of payroll function.
Ability to make appropriate job decisions by following established policies, procedures, and best practices; learn quickly; engage in professional development activities; and apply background, technical knowledge, education, and prior job experience to job assignment.
Skill and experience delivering timely and accurate payroll and administrative services. Ability to organize tasks according to departmental priorities; work in a fast paced environment at times with frequent interruptions; prioritize and complete multiple activities within established timeframes; and ask questions or seek clarification when unclear about expectations.
Skill and experience supporting continuous improvement initiatives. Ability to embrace new ideas; adapt and use alternate approaches to work; and support process improvement strategies in a continuing effort to optimize services.
Proficiency in payroll systems, general office software applications, and payroll reporting software.
Knowledge of various automated time recording and payroll systems, with skill and ability to conduct detailed analyses and audits, and analyze/review ledgers/reports.
Skill and experience independently creating clear and concise written communication that is grammatically and punctually correct. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a diverse group of stakeholders.
Skill and experience working with large complex online payroll systems; keeping accurate records with strict attention to detail; computing ratios, rates, and percentages; using business software applications to query data from systems and create forms, spreadsheets, and reports.
Skill and experience working in a team environment. Ability to share knowledge with others; develop and maintain effective, professional, and collaborative working relationships with colleagues; and partner with others to solve problems, improve processes and achieve results that support the operations and goals of the Citrus Shared Service Center.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of job related principles, theories, and practices necessary to complete assigned duties.
Skill and experience providing excellent client service in a multi-function environment. Ability to deliver high quality, professional, innovative, and responsive service; build collaborative relationships with diverse client groups; actively listen to and resolve client service issues with tact and diplomacy; remain proactive and positive when faced with difficult situations; contribute to the development of a welcoming and inviting service environment; and maintain confidentiality at all times.
Skill and experience serving a diverse client base. Ability to promote and sustain a work culture that acknowledges and celebrates differences; understand and acknowledge different perspectives; and work to build a culture of mutual respect, fairness, and equity.
Preferred Qualifications: Supervisory skills and experience, and service orientation.
Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey. \
- Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.
- In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.
- U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
- Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools
- Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview