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Payroll Specialist

Company: University of Idaho
Location: Moscow
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Position Details

Position Information

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Posting Number

Position Title
Payroll Specialist




Posting Context Statement

Payroll Services processes biweekly payroll for the University of Idaho's five thousand plus employees.

Position Overview

As a collaborative member of the Payroll Department, the Payroll Specialist will participate in processing and transmitting university payroll transactions and ensuring compliance with all university, state and federal payroll-related policies, laws and regulations. The team ensures transactions are processed accurately and on-time, reviewing and resolving discrepancies expeditiously. They serve as an expert resource for the campus community, providing training related to payroll, tax and withholding-related processes and requirements.

Duties may include:

  • Enter, verify and reconcile information for the biweekly payroll
  • Verify and transmit direct deposit transfers
  • Develop and submit payroll, retirement and tax reports
  • Review and audit payroll transactions
  • Calculate and process tax withholdings
  • Reconcile wages and deductions
  • Maintain employee payroll records
  • Participate in reviewing and adjusting processing procedures
  • Other duties as assigned Unit URL

    Position Qualifications

    Required Experience
    • 2 years of experience related to payroll, benefits, and/or taxes; a Bachelor's degree in Business or Accounting may substitute for experience
    • Using computer software and applications for researching and compiling financial information, preparing summaries and reports
    • Analyzing and interpreting financial information and reports using accounting theory, principles, and practices
    • Composing a variety of business documents with attention to grammar, punctuation, and detail as demonstrated in application materials
    • Working in a customer service-oriented team environment to accomplish shared goals Required Education
      • High School Diploma or equivalent Required Other

        Additional Preferred
        • Working in a public and/or university financial and payroll environment
        • Demonstrated ability to resolve sensitive and sometimes confrontational situations
        • Knowledge of the Banner information system

          Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

          Degree Requirement
          N/A: No degree requirement

          Posting Information

          FLSA Status
          Overtime Eligible

          Employee Category

          Pay Range
          $45,000 per year or higher depending on experience and education.

          Type of Appointment
          Fiscal Year



          Full Time/Part Time
          Full Time


          A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy.

          Posting Date

          Closing Date

          Open Until Filled

          Special Instructions to Applicants

          First consideration will be given to applicants received by 05/21/2023.
          In your letter of qualification, using details and examples, please address all of the required and preferred qualifications for this position and how your experience and skills align.

          Applicant Resources

          Background Check Statement

          Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

          EEO Statement

          The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.

Keywords: University of Idaho, Coeur d'Alene , Payroll Specialist, Human Resources , Moscow, Idaho

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