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Accounting Manager-Payroll & Tax Compliance

Moravian College
Job Location:
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Business and Financial Services

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: The Accounting Manager-Payroll & Tax Compliance works under the direction of the Associate Director of Financial Operations.

POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the institution's payroll as well as all related reporting. This appointee is in charge of federal, state and local tax compliance as well as managing data integrity between multiple systems. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to monthly bank reconciliations, reporting requirements, annual audit reports, general ledger journal entries, workers compensation audit, and other Business Office related functions.


  • Oversee day-to-day payroll processes
    • Maintain customer focused relationships with faculty, staff, and students. This position is customer facing and provides assistance regarding payroll related items to a variety of campus employees.
    • Serve as the back up to the Payroll Coordinator for any payroll related items
    • Process all taxable fringe benefits
    • Calculate retro pay and Faculty contract payouts
    • Review of general ledger accounts related to payroll and process payroll journal entries as needed
    • Work with HRIS provider on payroll related issues
    • Assist Human Resources and Payroll Coordinator with all unemployment related information requests or issues.
    • Review and process monthly unemployment reconciliation and payments
  • In conjunction with Human Resources, this position is responsible to ensure data integrity within the HRIS system
    • Work closely with Human Resources on joint projects and data integrity
    • Run and design reports in multiple systems
  • Oversee annual tax processing and reporting requirements
    • Annual Federal tax forms such as 1099NEC, 1099MISC, 1042S, 720
    • Annual state and local tax reporting and escheat
    • Process monthly local amusement tax reporting and payments
  • Other account and financial related tasks
    • Year-end payroll accruals for financial audit
    • Provide requested information and reconciliations for financial audit and worker's compensation audit
    • Assist with Federal Form 990 payroll data
    • Perform monthly bank reconciliations as assigned
    • Complete journal entries as assigned, and post other Business Office staff member's journal entries as directed
  • Other duties and projects as assigned by Associate Director of Financial Operations

QUALIFICATIONS: The applicant should possess a baccalaureate degree in accounting or finance-related field and have at least 3 years of general accounting and payroll experience. Non-resident Alien knowledge helpful. Experience with payroll tax rules and regulations is a must. Additionally, significant experience with Microsoft Office, particularly spreadsheet applications, word processing and databases, is essential. Excellent organizational skills are required as is the ability to multi-task and to meet established deadlines. The ability to maintain confidential information is essential. The position requires superior interpersonal and communication skills in dealing with staff, faculty, and students. Must be able to show initiative and be responsible for continuous process improvement within his/her responsibilities; striving for best practices to improve the quality, efficiency, and contributions of the Business Office. Preferred skills include previous higher education experience, knowledge of outsourced payroll systems and HRIS system packages, report writing software, and federal tax rules relating to international students, permanent and visiting faculty and speakers.

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should attach their cover letter and resume to the online application by clicking "Apply Now". Please attach documents as a PDF file.

Deep respect for others is fundamental to the Moravian College community. Moravian College does not discriminate against any person based on actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, use of guide or support animals and/or mechanical aids, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. In compliance with the requirements of Title IX, Moravian College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational program and activity, including employment.

Concerns regarding all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment and/or sex discrimination in employment:

Leah M. Naso

Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer

210 Colonial Hall

Moravian College

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 861-1529

Concerns regarding gender and equity in athletics:

Rebecca May

Fitness Center Director/Assistant Athletic Director

148 Johnston Hall

Moravian College

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 625-7791

Concerns regarding the application of Title IX:

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Civil Rights

100 Penn Square East, Suite 515

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323

(215) 656-8541

Report sexual harassment/sex discrimination online anytime (can be anonymous) at Grievance procedures can be found in the institutional Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy at

Please visit to review benefits offered at Moravian College.*


  • Occasionally required to remain seated in a normal position for long periods of time
  • Regularly required to walk about
  • Regularly required to maintain balance while walking, standing, crouching, or running
  • Routinely required to reach up and out with hands and arms
  • Regularly required to talk and hear; verbally express information or instructions
  • Regularly required to use hands to grasp objects, type, pick up objects, move objects, or hold objects
  • Routinely required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl
  • Regularly required to climb stairs and/or ladders
  • Occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds and carry a distance of 10 feet
  • Occasionally required to push and/or pull up to 50 pounds a distance of 10 feet
  • Routinely required to stand for long periods of time
  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Depth perception and the ability to judge distances and spatial relationships
  • Adjustable focus

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.

The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.

Pursuant to the ADA, Moravian College will provide reasonable accommodation(s) to all qualified employees with known disabilities when their disability affects the performance of their essential job functions, except when doing so would be unduly disruptive or would result in undue hardship to the College. If you anticipate needing an accommodation, please contact the Office of Human Resources at or 610-861-1527.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

*Please visit this link to review the benefit eligibility status associated with this position.

Moravian College is the nation's sixth-oldest college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs. For more than 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change. Moravian College is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian College focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.

Moravian College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our community, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. The College community understands that it shares a responsibility for generating and preserving a learning environment where difference is valued, and inclusiveness and social justice are practiced.
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