Payroll Analyst I

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting Title:

Payroll Analyst I



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Salary Information:

Commensurate with Experience

Department Summary:

The UNT System Business Service Center (BSC) is home to several of the university system’s shared and central services, including the Controllership. The BSC service groups provide all accounting, reporting, purchasing and business-service focused operations for all of the University of North Texas System component institutions. Areas of responsibility for these shared and central services include Payroll, Financial Accounting & Reporting, Accounts Payable, and Procurement, among others. The University of North Texas System is comprised of: the University of North Texas (located in Denton), the University of North Texas Health Science Center (in Fort Worth), the University of North Texas at Dallas, and the University of North Texas System (downtown Dallas).

This position is located at the Business Service Center at Woodhill Square, just south of our flagship campus in Denton.

Position Overview:

The Controller Operations Department at the University of North Texas System is seeking to hire a Payroll Analyst I to join our team. The Payroll Analyst I performs entry-level payroll work. Work involves payroll services using guidelines, rules, policies, and laws. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: * Assists with the preparation, process and review of multi-company, multi-state payroll system. * Assists in the administration of the daily workflow of payroll documents. * Accurately calculates and enters payroll data necessary to process pay for new hires, terminations, and adjustments to regular pay. * Manages distribution of paychecks. * Responds to payroll inquiries timely and accurately. * Represents organization by utilizing effective communication and customer service skills to serve customers and provide information and updates on changes and processes; provides helpful information and anticipates needs of organization to keep customers up to date and help them utilize the system.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s degree in accounting or a related field and two years related payroll/time and labor experience; or any equivalent combination of experience, education, and training

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to enter data accurately and timely.
• Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University policies and procedures related to the area of assignment.
• Skill in completing mathematical calculations and computations with basic MS Excel experience.
• Ability to maintain complex records; to assemble and organize data of complex nature, and to prepare and submit files in acceptable formats.
• Ability to troubleshoot and identify errors quickly using a highly time sensitive process.
• Ability to provide high-quality customer service.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications: * State of Texas experience * Higher Education experience * PeopleSoft experience

Work Schedule:

Mon – Fri; 8 am to 5 pm; overtime as needed

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Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Payroll Analyst I

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Job No:
Posted: 11/7/2020
Application Due: 12/3/2020
Work Type: Full Time