Payroll Accountant - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States

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Detailed Job Description

This position provides accounting and technical support for Accounting Services by managing the student and misc payroll processes, recording transactions based on source documents, reconciling payroll liability accounts, managing the annuity accounts, managing the student employee payroll processes, processing timesheets, and maintaining accurate and complete records of all payroll documents. This position is also responsible for managing the parking payroll deduction program. These duties include front-line customer service, policy and procedure manual development, problem resolution, good customer service skills and the ability to revise and maintain forms and procedures for efficient and accurate processing of payroll transactions. Perform other duties as assigned.


Performs the full payroll process for the Student semimonthly payroll of over 900 students and Monthly misc payroll, which includes verifying all contracts and entering other earnings and payroll deductions, child support liens and other garnishments. Audits, corrects, and contacts employees and departments when timesheets are unclear or incorrect. Responds to inquiries regarding payroll procedures (e.g. wage levies and garnishments, savings, contributions, direct deposits, etc.) for the purpose of providing necessary information for making decisions, assisting employees, taking appropriate action and/or complying with established fiscal guidelines.
Reconciles student and misc payrolls after closing and notifies accounting department when payrolls are balanced. Reviews and reconciles payroll liability accounts. Prepares payroll statements for PERA and VALIC retirement accounts and processes payments of retirements, annuity accounts and other voluntary and involuntary deductions such as parking, bus pass, faculty club and foundation. Certifies employee payroll information for outside agencies, including Social Services, Social Security, and PERA.
Performs adjustments on payments from employees to ensure correct record and information for year end. Processes manual checks/direct deposits when needed. Researches, prepares information on over/underpayments for employees and fixes discrepancies. Contacts employees and performs adjustments and/or submits documentation for collections.
Coordinate, manage, collect, and deposit all insurance premium checks from retirees and employees who are on leave without pay. Continually balance and reconcile all insurance accounts for these employees to ensure that coverage is maintained and proper appropriations are provided to the vendors. Contact retirees regarding premium payments and payment schedules.
With Payroll, HR and Info Tech personnel, analyzes new processes as they pertain to payroll to ensure payroll actions coordinate with the Banner System and other departments. Works with IT to develop reports as needed for new requirements that arise due to regulatory changes, or data documentation changes.
Redistributes payroll transfers when other departments request.
Helps with writing and implementing procedures and policies for the Payroll department and assists with cross-training all Payroll personnel. Develops and documents new procedures when necessary.

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Required Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in Accounting or other related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience. At least 1 year of payroll experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Banner Finance and HR or equivalent system, experience. Knowledge of State Fiscal Rules and Procedures, Payroll Tax Processes, and Higher Education Accounting Standards.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

Keyword Phrases

  • Accounting Services
  • Payroll Accountant
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Business and Financial Management
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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