Payroll Accountant

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Nov 04, 2021
Jan 06, 2022
Full Time
Payroll Accountant The George Mason University Human Resources & Payroll Department, Payroll Team, is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person for a Payroll Accountant job opening.The Payroll team supports the mission of the University through the development and implementation of policies, programs and practices that attract, compensate, retain, and reward faculty and staff.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. About the Position: The incumbent is responsible for reconciling payroll liability accounts monthly and collaborating with the appropriate persons to resolve discrepancies at the end of each month and/or before the end of the fiscal year. The incumbent is responsible for managing the tuition waiver and deferred pay accrual processes, notifying employees, tracking taxable amounts, and updating the payroll system for accuracy and year-end W2 reporting. The incumbent is responsible for submitting monthly reports upon request and ensure that all payroll procedures are current and up to date, assist with internal and external audit requests, serve as back-up to the payroll accountant, and other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications:Demonstrate the ability to work independently, apply analytical techniques and follow through to resolution;Demonstrate the ability to work in a faced paced and high volume environment with competing priorities;Strong organizational, interpersonal skills and attention to detail; The ability to work with other departments to resolve issues;Ability to work effectively in a team environment;Knowledge of accounting principles, policies and procedures, with emphasis on payroll accounting; andExperience using payroll systems, Microsoft products, email and internet required. Preferred Qualifications:College degree in Accounting preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience; andDemonstrated experience in account reconciliations in a medium to large organization, benefits accounting experience preferred.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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