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Payroll Analyst

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Business and Financial Services

Job Description

The Controller's Office is seeking a payroll analyst to assist with fundamental payroll operations to include the following: processing all regular and manual payrolls, ensuring accurate and timely payment; reviewing exception reports and analyzing manual payment requests; serving as one of the primary liaisons between Payroll and university departments for timekeeping and payroll related functions; assisting with the university's labor redistribution process, providing back up support for the Virginia Employment Commission reporting and completing other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of payroll accounting concepts
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office, Word and Excel
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to analyze, interpret, and explain complicated financial transactions;
  • Experience working under pressure with a high degree of accuracy;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to provide customer service courteously and work effectively with diverse groups of people
  • Experience working without close supervision and handling diverse tasks while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive written and oral information.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A.S. or B.S. in accounting, business administration or similar
  • Experience interpreting and applying payroll concepts, regulations and systems (e.g., labor laws, employment classification, payments to nonresident aliens, leave payouts, benefit deductions, time and attendance software, automated payroll systems, etc.)
  • Experience working in a higher education setting; Experience understanding and applying complex state or university policies and procedures.
  • Experience conducting research, account analysis, and performing reconciliations

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Review Date

September 10, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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