General Summary: Coordinate work and provide day-to-day direction for Accounts Payable and Payroll frontline staff ensuring timely and accurate payments to suppliers and employees. Deliver excellent quality service to students, faculty and staff, and external customers.
Coordinate work ensuring that members of the Payroll and Accounts Payable (AP) teams execute their payables and payroll responsibilities timely and with a high degree of accuracy in accordance with RIT policies and procedures. Provide input for the staff’s professional development / training and work plans.
Perform a variety of specialized payroll tasks including:
Process and maintain all payroll involuntary deductions including garnishments support orders, federal and state tax levies
Prepare payroll “gross to net” flux analysis of earnings and deductions, ensuring that totals reflect current and accurate payroll activity
Prepare cash funding requests for payroll activity including ACH, payroll checks and funding for 3rd party providers
Verify all manual pay calculations including review of short term disability and workers compensation
Manage and execute accounts payable direct deposit returns, check stop payments and void checks including resolution of payment as necessary.
Recruit, interview, hire, train and supervise Payroll and AP student employees.
Make recommendations to enhance/improve day-to-day accounts payable and payroll processes and tasks assigned to Payroll and AP staff.
Deliver accounts payable training to the RIT campus community.
Complete special projects as assigned by management.
Participate in a minimum of 40 hours of training/professional development annually. Training must be applicable to the employee’s role current within the Controller’s Division with the intent of enhancing overall knowledge as well as the specific skills, whether functional or technical, required to perform successfully in the position.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Requirements: BS in Business Administration or Accounting required Five to six years progressive payroll, timekeeping and accounts payable experience required preferably utilizing Oracle HRMS or PeopleSoft applications. Highly developed technical skills including MS Excel, Word and Access required. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, federal /state tax regulations including garnishment and support laws required with prior experience leading a team and coordinating work.
Skills: Strong analytical skills and attention to detail required. Must possess excellent time management and communication skills, exercise judgement in executing job responsibilities and have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. The Payroll and Accounts Payable Team Lead will act as a role model for delivering quality customer service.
Required Minimum Education Level
Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) preferred or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Preferred Education Level
Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Writing Samples
How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.
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