Kettering University

Kettering University

Payroll Assistant

United States

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Job Title Payroll Assistant

Position Class Type Regular Position Type Staff Other Position Information

About Kettering: Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEM and business education, integrating an intense academic curriculum with applied professional experience. We inspire students to realize their potential and advance their ideas by combining theory and practice better than any institution in the world. Kettering University is dedicated to achieving the extraordinary through technological innovation, leadership, and service, built on values that foster respect, integrity, creativity, collaboration, and excellence in growth, global leadership, community outreach, and an engaged community of stakeholders.

BENEFITS include health, dental and vision coverage; retirement benefits with up to a 9% Kettering matching contribution; life and accident insurance; tuition assistance and waiver programs; vacation and holiday pay; sick and disability pay; home purchase assistance program; recreation center membership; and many other benefits.

Flint Michigan: A storied past and an innovative approach to the future drives Flint forward. No other city of Flint's size can boast similar cultural and social resources; the Flint Institute of Art, Flint Symphony Orchestra, the Flint Institute of Music, the Sloan Museum, the Flint Farmers' Market, and several colleges and universities contribute to a rich social fabric. A vibrant array of dining, entertainment, and lodging options now enliven the walkable Flint city center. Kettering University is an important partner in the renaissance of Flint.

Our Mission and Vision: Kettering University prepares students for lives of extraordinary leadership and service by linking transformative experiential learning opportunities to rigorous academic programs in engineering, science, mathematics and business. Kettering University will be the first choice for students and all our partners seeking to make a better world through technological innovation, leadership and service.

Position Status Full-time If Part Time, hours per week

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Preferred Qualifications

  • Not-for-profit accounting experience in a private college setting preferred.
  • Knowledge of Ellucian Banner Finance software a plus.
  • Knowledge of Argos reporting software a plus.
  • Job Specific Required Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in accounting or related field.
  • 5+ years of payroll experience.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and account reconciliation skills.
  • Detail-oriented and demonstrates a “can do” positive attitude.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement; make decisions in a logical and rational manner and demonstrate “common sense”.
  • Ability to work both independently, as well as cooperatively with others in a team environment.
  • Self-starter with solid organizational skills and ability to effectively manage multiple priorities or reprioritization of projects.
  • Strong communication skills-verbal and written.
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply computer software applications/data management system, such as Ellucian Banner and Argos.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Excellent skills in MS Excel and Word.
  • Understanding and commitment to Kettering values: o RESPECT: for teamwork, honesty, encouragement, diversity partnerships with students. o INTEGRITY: including accountability, transparency and ethics. o CREATIVITY: fostering flexibility and innovation. o COLLABORATION: across disciplines and with all partners. o EXCELLENCE: in all we do.
  • Posting Information

    Posting Number SP00371

    Posting Date 04/26/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

    Job Duties

    Job Duties

    Percent of total time 100


  • Process salary and hourly payroll, ensuring accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates.
  • Interpret and import data from the time and attendance system into the computerized payroll system.
  • Calculate vacation pay-out, overtime and adjusyments.
  • Process wage garnishments.
  • Balance and reconcile processed payroll data, including lost time, medicare and base compensation, to control reports.
  • Prepare funding requests for net pay; employee federal, state and local withholding and employer match; retirement plan deferred compensation contributions; health savings account (HSA) contributions and garnishments.
  • Prepare reports that include summaries of earnings, tax deductions, leave, and non-taxable wages.
  • Calculate payroll liabilities by determining employee taxes, including federal and state income and social security tax, and calculating employer's payments for social security, unemployment and worker's compensation
  • Resolve payroll discrepancies and answer employee payroll inqueries.
  • Facilitate audits by providing records and documentation to auditors.
  • Attend webinars and conferences to keep current on trends and best practices for managing payroll.
  • Routinely update and maintain desk procedures for all job duties.
  • Assist the University in executing policies and compliance procedures.
  • Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Participation and assistance is expected at major campus special events, such as commencement and convocation ceremonies.
  • Use technical knowledge of reporting software/data management system, to create, modify, and run various payroll reports used to analyze and reconcile general ledger accounts and sub ledgers. Currently using Argos and Ellucian Banner.
  • Provide accurate and effective document preparation and records management relative to the payroll function in accordance with records retention policies and procedures.
  • Perform any other related duties and assignments as required.
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    Applicant Documents

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  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
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    Job details


    Payroll Assistant


    Kettering University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science,Business and Economics

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