Payroll Processor and Accounts Payable Assistant

Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA

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Job Title:

Payroll Processor and Accounts Payable Assistant

Posting Number:


Key Responsibilities :

Primary Role:
Completes payroll calculations and processing in support of paycheck preparation and assists Accounts Payable in processing invoices for payment.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares all college payrolls, payroll deposits, and payments. Reviews timecards for accuracy in regards to Juniata policies.
  • Creates corresponding journal entries for payroll‐related items.
  • Maintains payroll and tax reconciliation and other reports after each payroll.
  • Coordinates new hire onboarding with Human Resources staff.
  • Receives and processes tax and direct deposit paperwork submitted by employees.
  • Maintains payroll schedules and sets up tasks within payroll software.
  • Responds to employees’ questions regarding payroll software and requests for payroll information. Assists Accounts Payable in vendor onboarding, financial coding and creating vouchers for invoice payment.
  • Creates journal entries for weekly and monthly auto‐payments.
  • Maintains and files/scans all journal entries, Accounts Payable & Payroll documentation.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Juniata College believes in and embraces the liberal arts and as such, we encourage and seek mutual benefit through diversity of thought and approach which enriches our academic community, as well as the lives of our students and colleagues. Juniata College is committed to creating a welcoming community supported by relationships based on collaboration and mutual respect. We endeavor to create an inclusive learning environment where members with different perspectives and backgrounds can learn, contribute, and thrive. Please join us… AA/EOE

To promote and sustain the health and safety of our campus community, Juniata College has adopted a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for all Faculty, staff and students. Exemptions to this mandate will be considered for bona fide medical, and religious reasons. Weekly testing will be required for the unvaccinated. Those granted exceptions for reasons other than approved medical or religious exemption will be assessed a monthly testing fee.

Position Qualifications:

Knowledge and capabilities normally acquired through a high school diploma plus additional experience and college level coursework in the accounting field. Associates and/or Bachelor’s degree within Accounting or Business (with coursework in Accounting) preferred.
Three years bookkeeping/accounting experience sufficient to demonstrate knowledge and capabilities in completing local, state, and federal payroll tax calculations, fringe benefit computations, and software application used in payroll and accounting transactions.
Experience with ADP (or other automated payroll processing system) and desktop software applications strongly preferred.
Demonstrated ability to work in a complex, fast‐paced, deadline‐driven environment.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Strong customer service and communication skills are necessary.

Supervision Required/Given:

This position reports to the Controller and CFO

Preferred Qualifications:

Associates and/or Bachelor’s degree within Accounting or Business (with coursework in Accounting) preferred.
Experience with ADP (or other automated payroll processing system) and desktop software applications strongly preferred.

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:



Working at Juniata College 

Juniata College's mission is to provide an engaging personalized educational experience empowering our students to develop the skills, knowledge and values that lead to a fulfilling life of service and ethical leadership in the global community.

Founded in 1876, Juniata is a national liberal arts college located in the scenic Allegheny Mountain region of central Pennsylvania and is the intellectual home for 1,600 students and nearly 14,000 alumni. The College ranks highly in the percentage of graduates that eventually earn doctoral degrees. Juniata integrates international, intercultural and global dimensions into its curriculum and experiential learning opportunities and was awarded the 2012 Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. Juniata is known for the personal attention it gives to students and flexible areas of study (its Program of Emphasis resembles a major but is more flexible, encouraging students to design a program of study and justify their choices. About a third of Juniata students self-design their entire POE.) Each student is assigned two faculty advisers, and the average student-faculty ratio is 13:1.

Juniata is a very strong community where student involvement is paramount. There are no fraternities or sororities. The student clubs and organizations (over 90 currently) have a positive impact on the Juniata community and on the larger community of Huntingdon and the surrounding area.

Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy not because of legal obligations but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity. AA/EEO

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