Payroll Specialist

South Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 15, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Payroll Specialist


Coastal Carolina University is accepting applications for the following position: Payroll Specialist (Accountant/Fiscal Analyst II) in Payroll.


Duties include, but are not limited to: processing biweekly payrolls and serving as the primary backup for semimonthly payrolls; transmitting direct deposit files; preparing ACH remittances for biweekly payrolls and serving as the backup for semimonthly payrolls; ensuing proper taxation for student employees including international students; managing electronic timekeeping system and retroactive time submissions; validating system overtime calculations in compliance with FLSA and State regulations; transmitting direct deposit files and preparing remittances for vendor payments; serving as a backup to all processes related to payroll; calculating annual leave payouts, contract payouts, and leave without pay; entering and tracking FMLA and leave pool and other non-routine leave situations; entering sick family report and leave amendments; calculating wage adjustments as needed; entering non-benefit Payroll deductions including but not limited to garnishments, supplemental retirement, donations and parking; preparing reports as needed to reconcile and audit payroll; processing other essential information for processing payrolls and following up on incomplete or missing information needed for payroll processing; preparing/calculating ACA tracking spreadsheets; and entering required information on the State Retirement (PEBA) task list as needed. All of the above tasks require exercising discretion and independent judgment on a regular basis without supervision and performing other duties as assigned.


Requirements: A High school diploma and at least three years of related Payroll processing/taxation experience or five years tax/accounting/finance experience is required. Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or Finance and FPC certification through APA are preferred.  Equivalencies may be considered. A successful candidate should possess thorough knowledge of payroll regulations, policies and procedures; ability to analyze and interpret payroll data and reports; excellent excel and computer skills; organizational and time management skills; ability to work with numbers accurately; ability to communicate effectively and establish working relationships with others. Requires ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment on a regular basis.


Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 47 states and 61 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.


Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.


Interested applicants may apply online at or online in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Coastal Carolina University, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Interested applicants should submit a complete resume, cover letter and contact information for at least three professional references. Deadline to apply: September 30, 2020.


Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.


Payroll Specialist (AD22/004085); full-time position with benefits. SC State pay band: 05. Minimum starting salary: $33,494.00. Normal working hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Position may require some evenings and weekends.  Must be flexible to meet the special scheduling needs of the university.