Special Instructions to Applicants:
This is a full-time benefits-eligible position. Benefits include
competitive salary; health, dental, vision, life insurance, AD
& D, long-term disability; 3 weeks paid vacation per year; 3
weeks of accrued sick leave per year; 13 paid holidays; retirement;
and generous education assistance for an employee, spouse and
dependent children taking classes at UCM .
Completed UCM online application for employment required.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
A review will begin immediately and continue until filled.
NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of
this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of
The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and specifically invites applications from women, minorities,
veteran status, and people with disabilities.
Monday-Friday 8:00 am -5:00 pm
Occasional nights and weekends
Open Until Filled
1. Serve as administrator of the university payroll, to include:
Directs semi-monthly payroll production to ensure adherence to
accounting principles, governmental statutes, regulations, and
university policies, as well as ensuring payrolls are timely and
accurate by coordinating the activities of payroll staff. Review,
analyze, and execute the semi-monthly payroll. Determine and
calculate proper payments for new hires, employee status changes,
terminations of employment, and employee loans. Provide oversight
to ensure duties are performed in a timely manner to facilitate
payroll. Balance payroll. Prepare corrective journal entries, as
necessary. Prepare accounting transactions. Calculate and authorize
payroll adjustments for missed earnings. Verify and/or correct
budget coding, as necessary. Assist in the accurate and timely
processing of W-2 forms. Provide assistance to staff employees
performing payroll functions throughout the university. Execute
employee wage assignments, ensuring compliance with federal, state,
and county regulations, including: Review and ensure compliance
with child support orders, IRS levies, court-ordered garnishments,
federal loan repayment assignments. Serve as a University
representative regarding court-ordered interrogatories with the
Sheriff’s Department, circuit clerks, attorneys, etc. Review and
interpret court orders to ensure compliance. Prepare accounting
transactions to meet requirements. Prepare correspondence to
accompany monthly payments, as necessary.
2. Perform duties for all University payrolls, to include: Download
check/advice statement information from the payroll database to
produce check/advise statements. Modem transfer to the federal
reserve bank all direct deposit information. Assist in the
electronic file transfer of earnings information to the employee
paychecks and the modem transfer deposit information to the bank.
Prepare the Missouri New Hire Report, in compliance with federal
requirements. Prepare and report employee provided graduate level
educational assistance on a semester basis. Ensure the timely and
accurate deposit of employee/University matching funds for 941
withholding deposits through the federal electronic funds transfer
payment system. Perform system maintenance of the HRS system
tables, including: calculation control master table, system
calendars, and earning code table. Execute control cards to produce
trial and final payrolls, as well as to reset monthly, quarterly,
and annual accumulators. Participate in fiscal year closeout. In
the absence of the Director, Payroll Services, administer/oversee
hourly payrolls, as well as system table maintenance and
withholding and quarterly reporting.
3. Assist the Director of Payroll Services in the management of
Payroll Services to include: Act on behalf of the director of
payroll services in their absence with the supervision of assigned
employees. Recommends procedural and program enhancements to
improve departmental efficiency and assists with implementation of
payroll related policies and procedures. Provides assistance with
payroll related problems, provides training for university
departments and employees, and performs other duties as
Education & Formal Training
Bachelor's degree (Specify field(s) of study below),
Education/Experience substitution (specify)
Other Education & Formal Training
-Bachelor’s degree in the following field(s) of study: Business,
Finance, Accounting or related field.
-Education may be substituted for experience or if experience may
be substituted for education. Note that equivalencies are based on
the following: AA = 2 years experience; BA/BS = 4 years experience;
MA/MS = 6 years experience.
Word-Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Other - Banner
navigational skills preferred, Web Page Maintenance
1. Three (3) years of Payroll/Benefit processing related activities
experience, five (5) year preferred.
2. Three (3) years experience related to personnel/payroll
automated system. Banner experience preferred.
3. Supervisory experience preferred.
Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal
Requirements of Position:
Criminal History check
Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal
Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Budget-related skills, Communication skills,
including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a
University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal
skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting
facilitation/project leadership, Supervisory skills, including
motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Management
and/or administration skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent
projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
-Mental skills, including concentration, memory, complex decision
making, analytical thinking, and/or conceptual thinking.
-Ability to work independently; Ability to exercise discretion,
independent action and judgment for resolution of complex payroll
and system issues.
Specify sensory abilities:
Physical & Environmental Factors:
Other Physical & Environmental Factors
Special Working Conditions:
Travel required, Professional appearance, Work in stressful
conditions, Irregular work hours
Other Special Working Conditions
-Additional work hours required to meet some deadlines
Ability to Keyboard
No keyboarding test required.
Other Special Qualifications
- CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) preferred.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * International students on an F1or J1 Visa are not eligible
for this position due to Visa regulations. Are you a UCM student on
an F1 or J1 Visa?
- * Do you understand that the university requires a background
check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected
candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?
- * Will you now or in the future require employer sponsorship to
acquire or maintain U.S. work authorization?
- Cover Letter