Director, Payroll #499379

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Director, Payroll #499379



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Position Summary:
The Director of Payroll will lead the University’s Payroll operations including: ensuring the complete, compliant, accurate and timely execution of pay cycles, remittance and reconciliation of tax liabilities and other withholdings, collection of time and attendance data, preparation and issuance of tax filings and W-2’s, and reconciliation of payroll-related data in the University’s Banner general ledger and data warehouse. Ensure periodic state or federal reporting is compliant. Monitor and review operational and service metrics to identify and implement process improvements. Serve as Payroll subject matter expert for University’s service enhancement initiatives and ensure escalated cases are resolved in a timely, courteous manner.

In addition to oversight of all Payroll services, this position is specifically responsible for the selection, training and management of a team of Payroll Specialists, ensuring the in-house payroll system provides accurate, timely pay to employees, in compliance with federal and state laws, and regulations; proper tax treatment; accounting and disposition of withholdings such as taxes, deductions for benefits, charitable contributions, retirement contributions and other savings. Develops, maintains and continuously improves procedures and processes concerning all aspects of payroll and attains best practices regarding payroll administration. Acts as both a strategic and tactical manager overseeing the entire payroll cycle.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Education:
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.

-A minimum of 6-8 years of successful experience managing all aspects of payroll administration in a complex organization with multiple payrolls; higher education experience highly desirable.
-Strong team management skills as well as strong leadership capability and ability to effectively translate plans into tangible, achievable goals.
-Prior successful experience and knowledge of principles of payroll processing, accounting, and related financial management practices.
-Demonstrated technological competence with an appreciation and skill to apply technology in departmental operations.
-Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
-Ability to anticipate and effectively handle change; demonstrate willingness to try new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.
-Ability to work inter-departmentally with and interact well with leaders in both Human Resources and Budget, as well as to coordinate and communicate effectively with campus departments on a routine basis with a customer service mindset.

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:
-Professional Payroll certification preferred.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.



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Posted: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 6/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time