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Payroll Analyst

Mohawk Valley Community College
Job Location:
Utica, 13501
Human Resources
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  position in our Payroll department. The oversees the way we compensate employees and ensures all payments are accurate and on time. This includes reviewing payroll data and documents for inefficiencies and errors, checking whether all amounts are accurate based on hours worked and ensuring payments are made on times.

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;
  • Other duties 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: 7/15/2024

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 in which 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 and differences among individuals and groups. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in a world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, different abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.
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