Director of Payroll Services

Kentucky, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 30, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

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Working Title Director of Payroll Services Department HR - Payroll & Tax Compensation Title Position Number 30000365 Position Status Regular Work Schedule


Hours per Week 37.5 Months per Year 12 Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

Purpose of Position

Directs all aspects of payroll operations. Leads the timely and accurate delivery of payroll processes and procedures including taxes and finance demands regarding payroll payments. Responsible for maintaining NKU’s payroll system through SAP . Oversee the input and integrity of all pay related data entered by payroll department; Oversee consistent and timely company-wide payroll operations and ensures compliance with applicable tax and wage/hour laws; Responsible for production of W-2 Forms and related year-end reporting; works with HR regarding employee pay-related issues, which include overpayments, late pay, deductions, and related pay adjustments; Manages team of Payroll associates, which including hiring, assigning work, evaluating performance and providing opportunities for staff development and recognition; Serves as functional business owner of the payroll system; maintains a high level of understating of best-in-class operations through continuing education, benchmarking, and forming cross-functional partnerships

Primary Responsibilities

SAP processes, functionality of system, updates to tables, taxes, changes to configuration regarding payroll, benefits testing, updates to system, time systems (Ops & Maintenance, CAI )

Resolve payroll processing issues, provide direction to staff, and respond to employee questions regarding taxes, tuition waiver taxes, updates to tax law, wage and hour law.

Processing tax returns quarterly and annually.

Processing W2’s and 8233’s annually

Plan testing strategies for payroll system modifications and new software/hardware installations.

Enhance payroll processing guidelines and create audits that will ensure university disbursements are appropriate

Communicate payroll department procedures and policy updates to payroll staff while serving as a liaison for the department to the university community.

Provide direct supervision to payroll staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).


Bachelor’s degree must be in business administration or related field.

Five (5) years of financial/administrative or payroll experience.

Previous supervision experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered:
• Proactive
• Self-Starter
• Long-term payroll with SAP experience
• Attention to detail

Minimum Education Acceptable Equivalency Preferred Education Bachelor's Degree Minimum Experience 5 years Salary Pay Grade S75
Requisition Number 2020S1270 Job Open Date 10/30/2020 Job Close Date Open Until Filled No Quick Link Is this an internal only posting? Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * Why are you interested in this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe (in detail) your role in processing payroll in your current organization

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * What are your salary requirements?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe your approach if an employee contacts you to say that their paycheck is wrong.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Which payroll systems have you worked with previously?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you have experience working in a payroll department?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References
Optional Documents

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