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Payroll Practitioner (Accountant II)
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MassBay Community College | Wellesley, MA
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Job Description

About MassBay Community College:

Massachusetts Bay Community College fosters educational excellence and student success, prepares students for local and global citizenship, anticipates and responds to the needs of surrounding communities, and contributes to evolving regional economic development.

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Payroll Practitioner will work closely with the Payroll Accounting Manager and Payroll Administrator to ensure that all biweekly payroll is processed in an accurate and timely manner. The Payroll Practitioner will also collaborate with the Human Resources Office and Finance Department staff to provide necessary reports and will be responsible to implement and improve policy for the department.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

* Enter data in payroll system, including benefit deductions;
* Maintain and verify all data in accounting systems;
* Administer Self Service Time and Attendance;
* Review all Time Reporting Codes and secondary approvals for bi-weekly payroll;
* Enter time and attendance exceptions for full-time faculty on a weekly basis, including maintaining and filing weekly exceptions for auditing purposes;
* Process miscellaneous payroll compensation requests, meal, and travel allowances;
* Assist and provide back-up to the Payroll Administrator with full-time and part-time payroll;
* Run applicable weekly reports based on Best Practices Procedures to ensure accuracy of bi-weekly payroll;
* Complete employment verifications, retirement board forms, workers compensation and unemployment questionnaires;
* Work with the State Comptroller Office to process garnishments;
* Process final payroll tasks for new hires and terminations;
* Administer sick bank program and leave balances;
* Enter year-end imputed income amounts;
* Maintain and file records as needed;
* Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in payroll, accounting or auditing, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. An Associate's degree with a major in accounting, business administration or business management may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.*

II. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in accounting, business administration or business management may be substituted for the required experience.*

* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience with a payroll processing system;
* Knowledge of State and Federal payroll laws;
* Proficient in Excel;
* Ability to analyze, calculate and administer financial data;
* Capacity to meet critical deadlines;
* Ability to communicate with others and write concisely;
* Ability to work individually as well as part of a team;
* Experience in Higher Education.

Additional Information:

Salary Range: AFSCME Unit I, Grade 16, Step 1 $45,873.88 annually. Appointments from outside the bargaining unit begin at Step 1 of the range.

Classification: AFSCME

Source of Funding: State Appropriation

Deadline: May 22, 2019 or thereafter until filled.

Massachusetts Bay Community College values and pursues diversity, and teaches the importance of inclusion and collaboration. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply.

Massachusetts Bay Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator (Lisa MacDonald:lmacdonald@massbay.edu or (781) 239-3147), the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.

Application Instructions:

Please complete our online application by clicking the "Apply" button. Include letter of interest, resume, and list of three professional references with their contact information. Finalist candidates must provide official transcripts/certifications.