Payroll Assistant

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Feb 12, 2022
May 18, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Payroll Assistant The George Mason University, Office of Human Resources and Payroll seeks a detail-oriented and organized team player to provide payroll support and processing as a Payroll Assistant to work a maximum of 29 hours per week. 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. Responsibilities: This position is part of a larger employee service team and is responsible for the full-range of payroll processing activities, to include: Monitor emails daily sent to the payroll mailbox and provide timely resolutions and responses; Work with the departments to resolve timesheet errors;Track employee remote work agreements to ensure the appropriate state tax documents are received; Review Reports during and after Payroll runs to identify problems;Enter leave corrections for employees in the system following State and University Policies; Serve as back up for Payroll Specialists; andEstablish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups of people. Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience;Prior experience in payroll or a customer service environment;Knowledge of the principles and processes for providing customer service;Skill in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, to include Word and Excel;Skill in analysis, problem resolution; Ability to assemble and organize data, and make mathematical calculations;Ability to sensitively handle confidential material; and Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.Preferred Qualifications:Certified Payroll Professional; Experience with the Ellucian Banner system or an equivalent in-house system; and Experience working in a high-volume payroll office environment.

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."

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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