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PAYROLL TECHNICIAN

SUMMARY:

The Payroll Technician is responsible for assisting a professional payroll staff that are responsible for the production and processing of regular and supplemental employee payrolls. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:

Completes tasks assigned by upper level staff related to processing and coordinating the production of payrolls within established timeframes.

Calculates and balances payroll records and data and makes appropriate corrections.

Prepares voucher adjustments, reviews computer printouts, makes corrections, files payrolls, and distributes reports, as required.

Assists in preparing payroll reports for state and federal agencies, assists departments with payroll related questions or problems, and compiles data concerning payroll production when requested.

Reviews data entered in computer for accuracy, verifies corrections made, and assists in scheduling and planning workflow for various payrolls.

Provides technical assistance concerning payroll, insurance, and other benefits, as needed.

Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of state payroll processing requirements. Knowledge of bookkeeping policies and processes. Ability to assist in the production of payrolls. Ability to reconcile and balance payroll documents. Ability to prepare reports. Ability to identify and reconcile payroll discrepancies.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of specialized training in bookkeeping or a related field; plus two years of experience in payroll processing, payroll accounting, or a related area.

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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