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Payroll Analyst

Mohawk Valley Community College
Utica, NY

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Payroll Analyst

Salary: $42,000

Mohawk Valley Community College provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to meet the diverse needs of our students. We are the community’s college, committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment.

The College is looking for exceptional colleagues to join the MVCC community. We are currently seeking a full-time Payroll Analyst position in our Payroll department. The Payroll Analyst oversees the way we compensate employeesand ensures all payments are accurate and on time. This includes reviewingpayroll data and documents for inefficiencies and errors, checking whether allamounts are accurate based on hours worked and ensuring payments are made ontimes.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Reviews timesheets and attendance records for accuracy and promptly corrects discrepancies;
  • Computes employee wages and deductions with precision;
  • Conducts thorough reviews of computed wages to ensure accuracy and compliance with legal requirements;
  • Issues and distributes paychecks;
  • Reviews and verifies payroll information for promotions, transfers, terminations, and new hires;
  • Records and maintains employee records and payroll transactions;
  • Prepares statements reflecting earnings, taxes, and deductions;
  • Prepares and submits all necessary paperwork for tax deductions, benefits and garnishments;
  • Answers questions and resolves issues regarding payroll;
  • Conducts regular audits on payroll procedures and records to maintain accuracy and compliance;
  • Ensures compliance with company policies, relevant industry regulations, tax, and deduction laws;
  • Prepares detailed payroll reports for management and auditing purposes;
  • Designs, documents and implements procedures to optimize and streamline payroll processes;
  • Manages payment calendars for the fiscal year;
  • Reports to management on payroll issues, changes, and potential improvement;
  • Initiates research for better ways to improve processes and efficiencies through software or other means;
  • Demonstrates a commitment to maintaining confidentiality and integrity in handling payroll information;
  • Otherduties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Associate degree
  • One (1) year experience with payroll processing/reporting obtained through academic coursework or professional work experience
  • Experience working with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Outstanding organizational, and time management skills to meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting or related field
  • Payroll experience in higher education
  • Proficiency in Excel with experience using advanced formulas, functions, and data analysis tools for payroll processing and reporting
  • Familiarity with federal and state payroll regulations, tax laws, and reporting requirements
  • Experience in Microsoft Office, payroll systems, and database software

Special Instructions to Applicants: Official academic transcripts required upon hire.

Review Start Date: 7/1/2024

Mohawk Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action,Equal Opportunity Employer deeply committed to a community of excellence,equity, and diversity. MVCC maintains an inclusive learning environment inwhich students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities,governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse,multi-cultural, and global worldview. We value the many similarities anddifferences among individuals and groups. We are committed to preparingstudents to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in a world made up ofpeople with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds,religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, differentabilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. All qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran statusor on the basis of disability.


Mohawk Valley Community College has more than 800 full-time and part-time employees at our campuses in Utica and Rome, NY. We are located in the Central New York region at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains between Syracuse and Albany, NY in Oneida County.

Founded in 1946 as one of the first community colleges in New York State, MVCC is one of 64 campuses that are part of the State University of New York.

The College offers about 100 transfer and career technical programs, including liberal arts and sciences, healthcare, engineering technologies, trades, engineering science, business, human services and fine arts. A diverse institution with a global view, MVCC offers career, transfer, and transitional education, programs for personal and cultural enrichment, and supports community and economic development.

Interested candidates will find competitive salaries and outstanding benefits along with an enriched, collaborative work environment that is based on excellence in teaching and student service, employee success with continued contributions, and commitment to our surrounding communities.

Mohawk Valley Community College does not discriminate.  MVCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  MVCC is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

Employees, students, applicants, or other members of the College community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The College's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources.

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