Payroll/Tax Technician

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Greensboro, INDIANA
Deadline: 25 Jan 2019

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number S1708
Position Number 000116
Position Classification Title Accounting Technician
Functional Title Payroll/Tax Technician
Position Type Staff
University Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The UNCG Accounting Services Payroll/Tax unit provides operations administration and processing of all payrolls for UNCG and is responsible for the general accounting functions relating to payroll. The Payroll/Tax unit is responsible for timely and accurate payments of salary to faculty, staff and students as well as the monthly reconciliation, reporting and remittance of withheld taxes and employee payroll deductions. The Payroll/Tax unit also performs data control duties and provides accounting transactions for general ledger posting. Payroll/Tax accounting involves reconciling numerous Banner Finance clearing accounts related to payroll withheld taxes and deductions and preparing re-allocations entries, which ensure that labor cost for wages and benefits are expensed to appropriate Banner Finance accounts. In addition, the Payroll/Tax unit is responsible for all state and federal tax reporting related to payments made to foreign visitors (Nonresident Aliens), currently about 300 employees in 2017; including the formal interview process of each potential employee ensuring the appropriate visa documents are sufficient to qualify the applicant to work at UNCG.

An average of 5,400 employees are paid monthly with applicable tax remittance, reporting and filing to the NC State government and the federal government (i.e. quarterly/annual Form 941). In addition, the NC quarterly state unemployment is filed based upon applicable employee basis. Annual payroll totals are in excess of: $189 million in gross wages, $41 million in federal/fica taxes, $9 million in NC state taxes and 7,500 Form W-2s, with applicable maintenance of mandatory W-2 and NC-4 tax form documents and direct deposit information.

Position Summary

It is necessary for the person in this position to establish a satisfactory means of prioritizing work responsibilities in order to support the business affairs, financial management, assist other administrators, faculty, staff and students as needed and as assigned by the supervisor. The individual will serve as the – Payroll/Tax Technical Specialist – to administer, process and remit the University monthly payroll taxes to the federal and NC State governments and assists the Tax Manager with the reporting of the quarterly and annual tax returns. Also, the position will be required to act as the Lead Payroll/Tax Administrator for coordination of day to day payroll/tax operations administration duties; provide guidance and collaborates with the campus departments, four human resource offices (Students, Human Resources, Faculty Personnel Services, and Graduate School) concerning payroll/tax related inquiries, employee pay issues and monthly payroll/tax administration and operations processing inquiries; and ensure that all payroll/tax administration and operations processing procedures are documented, maintained and updated continuously.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience in accounting work; or equivalent combination of training and experience. This is a generalized representation of positions in this class and is not intended to identify essential functions per ADA. examples of work are primarily essential functions of the majority of positions in this class, but may not be applicable to all positions.

Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates
Preferred Qualifications

• Associate Accounting Degree and Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification with 3 – 5 years of payroll/tax experience, practicing knowledge of complex pay calculations, account analysis and reconciliations in a fast pace Payroll/Tax – Accounting Operations Administration and Payroll Operations processing environment using a relational data base such as Banner HR.
• Detailed oriented, organized, problem solver, and team player with excellent communication and customer service skills.
• Proficient in Excel spreadsheet design creation with data comparisons.
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
• Experience in Higher Education.

Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to upload a list of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name,
  • Company Name,
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic, or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Recruitment Range $37,026 - $45,690
    Org #-Department Accounting Services - 56202
    Work Hours of Position 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday; some overtime
    Number of Months per Year 12
    Posting Requirements
    Job Family Administrative & Managerial
    Career Banded Title Accounting Technician
    Open Date 01/14/2019
    Close Date 01/25/2019
    FTE 1.0 (Full-Time)
    FLSA Non-Exempt
    If other, please indicate
    If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.
    Salary Grade Equivalency 67

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