Jun 30, 2020


  • Rockland Community College
  • Suffern, NY, USA
Full-Time Accounting Finance Human Resources

Job Description

Rockland Community College University is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person Payroll Manager. Rockland Community College has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich the growth of our College community:



  • Ensures proper preparation and timely processing of payroll in compliance with federal and state laws;
  • Evaluates and improves payroll processes; Maintains payroll guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures;
  • Ensures payroll accounts are balanced by resolving payroll discrepancies;
  • Maintains data integrity of payroll information;
  • Oversees quarterly and end of year tax filing processes;
  • Prepares reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages;
  • Maintain Banner security for HR and payroll reporting; process necessary paperwork for Information Technology.
  • Develops and oversees fiscal controls to ensure accuracy, timely reconciliation, and prompt payment of payroll deductions and benefits;
  • Process and coordinate tax levies, bankruptcies and garnishments to ensure proper payments are submitted as directed.
  • Serves as the point of contact for Internal, State and Federal HR & Payroll audits;
  • Determines payroll liabilities by approving the calculation of contractual increases and adjustments and oversee the administration of the non-faculty and faculty sick leave banks;
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions;
  • Communicates appropriately with employees regarding payroll compliance and best practices;
  • Manage payroll staff of two to include setting of priorities, delegation of tasks and review of work product to ensure accuracy and timeliness in payroll processing;
  • Responsible for reconciliation of monthly and fiscal year end retirement and FICA/FICA-MED reports, including electronic filing of data;
  • Works closely with Finance and Human Resources on Payroll related issues.


Required Qualifications:

  • Expertise in navigating through complex employee pay (especially academic pay), payroll processes, and technical issues;
  • Extensive knowledge of federal, state and local tax regulations, and demonstrated experience developing and implementing payroll processes in compliance with payroll standards, legal compliance and best practices;
  • Experience working with quarterly and year end filings such 1099 and W2s;
  • Experience dealing with the calculation of fringe rate and retiree imputed income;
  • Understanding of interfaces and account reconciliations;
  • Strong business acumen to understand key business drivers, organization communications and data, organizational and unit performance measures, as well as, understand the impact and implications of decisions on leadership objectives;
  • Experience successfully completing audits from the federal and state level;
  • Experience processing executive pay and complex payroll calculations;
  • Excellent analytical, oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.


Required Requirements:

  • BS in Accounting/Finance or related discipline and 5 plus years Payroll/Accounting experience
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Other requirements include: interpersonal, written and verbal communication, ability to work in a fast paced work environment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in higher education or a public setting;
  • Banner, ADP, time collection systems experience desirable.


Starting Salary:   Commensurate with experience         


Submit Resumes to: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=rockcc&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP            


Application Deadline: Search will remain open until filled. Include three (3) professional references (including names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses). References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate. Employment at the College may be subject to the favorable result of a background investigation. Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Foreign transcripts which are not accompanied by an evaluation from an approved agency may not be reviewed. Applicants may contact NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluating Service) at www.naces.org to obtain a list of members providing this service. Any expenses incurred for this service must be borne by the applicant. Foreign transcript translations by applicant or educational institution are not acceptable.


Rockland Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Our mission demonstrates a strong public commitment to a diverse and inclusive campus community.



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