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PAYROLL OFFICER

SUMMARY:

The Payroll Officer is responsible for ensuring the processing of regular and supplemental employee payrolls. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:

Receives, calculates, and completes payroll authorization documents.

Reconciles payroll balances based on changes in employee status, such as promotions, demotions, or other salary transactions.

Enters data into computer database or posts to manual ledger.

Corrects errors in payroll input; documents as needed.

Processes payments and maintains ledgers for miscellaneous deductions, such as savings bonds and membership dues.

Maintains leave accounting and other payroll records.

Compiles or assists with various reports related to payroll.

Provides technical assistance or other information related to payroll and insurance.

May receive, verify, and distribute payroll warrants.

Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of bookkeeping procedures and methods. Knowledge of payroll policies and processes. Ability to understand and prepare oral and written information, such as correspondence, numeric reports, and other documents. Ability to perform accurate mathematical computations. Ability to operate standard office equipment. Ability to maintain journals and ledgers, electronically and manually. Ability to establish and maintain filing systems.

Ability to identify and reconcile payroll discrepancies and transactions.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma with coursework in business education or a related field; plus two years of experience in bookkeeping, payroll processing, or a related field.

Additional requirements determined by the institution for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.

OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


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