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Payroll Specialist, Temp to Perm (71101)

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 13, 2024

Payroll Specialist, Temp to Perm (71101)

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Pratt Institute is seeking a detailed-oriented Payroll Specialist with strong analytical skills and exemplary customer service skills to join the Controller's Office team. As the Payroll Specialist, you will be responsible for maintaining assigned payrolls. If you can plan and deliver high-quality skills to a diverse population and the handling of a multi-million-dollar payroll, then we want to hear from you!

Key Essential Duties include the following:

Process payrolls assigned for our:
  • Facilities Management and Public Safety officers on a weekly basis.
  • Part-time faculty on a semi-monthly basis.
  • Administrative staff and students on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Full-time faculty on a monthly basis.
  • UtilizePaylocity (our online payroll), Kronos (time & attendance), Colleague, Docuware, and NextGen software (student employment systems) to process and resolve issues.
  • Maintain Excel spreadsheets to track payroll information including new hires, terminations, salary, and budgets.
  • Work closely with Human Resources and other campus departments responsible for submitting information pertaining to payroll actions.
  • Perform all other related duties as required.

  • Associate's Degree in Accounting or Business Management required; Bachelor's Degree preferred.

Experience and Skills:
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years of general accounting and payroll experience including knowledge of General Ledger Accounts and practices.
  • Experience with integrated accounting systems as well as web-based Payroll, Time and Attendance, and related software required; demonstrate knowledge of Paylocity, Colleague, Kronos, Nextgen, and Docuware strongly preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will have an understanding of union payroll procedures.
  • Advanced Excel ability including proficiency with pivot tables and V-Lookup formulas is required.
  • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Google Suite, and Adobe Acrobat, and demonstrate strong organizational, analytical, and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively and work with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds are essential.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary range is $58,500-58,500.

The position will operate on a hybrid work schedule.

Generous Benefits:
  • 403B Retirement Program
  • Supplemental Retirement Account
  • Tuition Benefits for Employees and Dependents
  • Tuition Exchange Program
  • Summer hours
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - commuter, medical, dependent care
  • Child Care Benefit
  • Basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Pratt
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Coverage

About Pratt Institute:

Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the professional knowledge and experience to make a better world. A world-class and internationally ranked college with programs in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The Institute’s impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, Pratt Munson College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. On Governors Island, Pratt is a core partner on the Stony Brook University team selected to develop the New York Climate Exchange, a research and educational hub poised to establish New York City as the global leader for the most pressing issue of our time: climate change. Another extension of Pratt’s campus is the Research Yard, a 20,000-square-foot facility that brings together the research activities of Pratt Institute under one roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY).

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.


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