You like checklists and calendars, and you recite payroll policies just for fun. You are a confident communicator with a service mindset and a realistic view. You look for ways to contribute, solve problems, and make improvements. You're not satisfied until the job is done, and then you do it all again the next day. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. KUOW, licensed to the University of Washington, is the Puget Sound Region's NPR-affiliated public radio service delivering local, regional, national and international news, information and cultural programming. With an audience of over one million users each month, KUOW's mission is to create and serve a more informed public. Our vision is to broaden conversations and deepen understanding. KUOW strives to be the finest possible provider of news--both from within our region and beyond. To help in this mission, KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for a Finance Assistant. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Finance, the Finance Assistant is responsible for supporting all payroll and recruiting functions for the station and assisting with fiscal functions as required.DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES*Coordination of all payroll activities for approximately 120-140 staff ensuring that all employees are paid appropriately, errors are caught and corrected, and all departmental, University and Union policies are followed.*Understanding, interpretation and application of payroll-related policies and procedures for professional staff and bargaining unit staff. Work with the University's Integrated Service Center to resolve discrepancies. *Set up and maintain station personnel files.*Provide department managers with answers and resources for hiring and other personnel questions. Research and troubleshoot with the University when necessary.*Assist with new recruitment of personnel, including purchasing job postings with external sites.*Provide orientation information and other onboarding for new hires.*Train as backup for cash deposits and lockbox reconciliations; posting cash and credit card revenue to general ledger.*Position may be required to work additional hours during peak periods (pledge, year-end).*Track payroll expenditures for work-study students and report to departments when awards are exhausted.*Perform other duties as assigned.Requirements include:Three years of fiscal recordkeeping experience, or equivalent education/experience. Additional Requirements include:Experience with Word and Excel.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.Desired:*Good customer service and communications skills. *Ability to use Outlook. *Ability to work independently and prioritize own work. *Experience with payroll processing.*Experience with UW HR policies, and UW payroll systems including Workday.*An understanding of a non-profit environment and familiarity with public radio programming.As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.