The Finance Division at Carnegie Mellon University is responsible for providing financial management, enterprise planning and stewardship in support of education, research, and strategic goals of the university. The payroll department supports the entire scope of pay operations for CMU, to include staff, faculty and students, international and domestic multi-state locations, and works in close collaboration with the human resources division.
Are you an authority in complex payroll operations? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment that requires leadership skill, but allows access to working alongside your team? Do you have proven success in making change and transforming payroll operations across an organization? Please apply!
We are seeking a knowledgeable and motivated Payroll Manager to join our team, contribute to the transformation, and make a difference. In this position, you will lead and develop a team in processing payroll in a compliant and accurate manner. You will be responsible for managing and directing the day-to-day operations, to include supervising and distributing work, facilitating issues, auditing staff transactions and communications for accuracy and compliance, and supporting professional development, coaching, and mentoring of the staff. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to evaluate, develop, recommend, and implement payroll policies, processes and system improvements designed to improve business operations within the university.
Ensure accurate payroll processing, reconciliation and recordkeeping of multi-state payroll; ensure accuracy of payroll deductions for employee contributions including insurance and garnishments.
Review daily work performance reports to understand progress and address gaps as needed.
Review and monitor established payroll processing metrics and manage team's performance against the established metrics to ensure accurate payroll processing.
Provide guidance on high risk, internally escalated payroll issues and discrepancies (e.g. union, expat, and other special pay situations).
Ensure tax calculations and withholdings from all payrolls are accurate and filed in a timely manner.
Direct and manage activities related to W2 processing.
Collaborate with all university constituents to actively identify ways to gain processing efficiencies and/or resolve system related issues.
Oversee overpayment process and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local law.
Oversee and support internal control audits and other compliance audits, including pre-audit and post-audit activities.
Serve as a mentor and support the continuous learning and development of the payroll team.
Maintain master copies of payroll policies and procedures documentation to ensure and manage accuracy.
Design, implement, and facilitate the training programs for personnel within the division regarding operating policies and procedures.
Perform additional tasks as assigned; other tasks include, but are not limited to: contribute to developing strategies and plans for future project initiatives; perform analytical research and development of metrics; lead business re-engineering activities.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Finance Division. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
Bachelor's degree is required
10 to 15 years of Payroll experience
CPP-Certified Payroll Professional - American Payroll Association (APA) preferred
Are you interested in this opportunity? Please apply!
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