Payroll Coordinator


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Located in Utica, NY

Local college is seeking a Payroll Coordinator to join their team. This position is responsible for a broad range of payroll tasks including, but not limited to;
  • Timely, efficient, and accurate processing of weekly and bi-weekly payrolls,
  • Employee payroll record and file maintenance,
  • Prepares employment verifications and maintains confidential payroll files
  • Provide timely customer service for payroll related questions.
  • Process any manual or replacement checks as needed.
  • Maintain payroll files including employment information, tax withholding forms, direct deposit forms, etc.
  • Identify, research, and troubleshoot check status, exception items, out-of-balance transactions, returned direct deposits, positive-pay discrepancies, old outstanding items, etc.
  • Complete monthly NYS Department of Labor reports providing employee counts.
  • Assist Lead Payroll Administrator with projects including but not limited to tax treaty dollar limit review, payroll tax returns, and unclaimed property filings.
  • Compile salary data for employment verifications.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
Qualifications & Experience:
  • Associate’s degree in accounting or related field and two to three years’ experience in payroll.
  • Candidate should be detail oriented, with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, possess a strong customer service orientation, the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with all campus constituencies, and the willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Able to handle highly sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner.
  • Experience in large payroll environment (500+ employees) and knowledge of tax laws as they apply to payroll preferred.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in use of desktop software and spreadsheet applications required.

Express Office: Utica/Rome
The Landmarc Building
118 Columbia Street, Suite 103
Utica, NY 13502
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