• Full Time
  • Pittsburgh area
  • 50000-55000 per year USD / YEAR
  • Salary: $50000-55000 per year

Pittsburgh area higher education institution is in need of an experienced Payroll Specialist.  The selected candidate will be responsible for performing daily payroll activities, including processing the bi-weekly payroll related to faculty, staff and students to ensure compliance with applicable laws and University policy and procedures.

Duties to include:

•          Processes bi-weekly payroll and supplemental payrolls in a timely manner in accordance with University policies and procedures by checking timesheets for accuracy, entering adjustments, calculating deductions, vacation payouts; verifying pay for employees on FMLA; voiding incorrect payroll checks, reissuing direct deposits or paper checks; generating payroll/deduction registers; setup direct deposits; submitting ACH direct deposit files and adjustments to bank .

•          Prepares, organizes, disseminates, and processes payroll resources, communications, and materials for the University under the general supervision of the Controller.

•          Prepares and audits standard payrolls, and completes payroll transactions and changes adhering to established policies and procedures to meet anticipated deadlines.

•          Receives, responds to, and resolves employee payroll questions, issues and problems.

•          Counsels new, existing, and terminating employees on payroll options, timelines, withholding taxes, and deductions.

•          Represents the University at institutional payroll workshops, informational meetings, and training sessions.

•          Contributes to the development, implementation, interpretation, and revision of Human Resources policies and procedures according to institutional and legal rules and regulations.

•          Run bi-weekly reports to assure employees are paid accurately and timely ,

•         Monitor work hours for ACA compliance.


•          Accounting degree or equivalent experience is preferred.

•          3+ years prior accounting and payroll experience preferred.

•          Knowledge of Excel required, experience with ADP Workforce Now strongly preferred.

•          Experience with nonprofit and or higher education payroll processing preferred.

•          Must be professional and customer service focused; ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.

•          Must have the ability to organize, communicate, problem solve, research, initiate and manage projects effectively and accurately.

•          The ability to multi-task and to work as part of a team is essential.

•          Positive attitude and collegial.

To apply for this job email your details to pancoaststaffing7@gmail.com