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
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
Not-for-profit accounting experience in a private college setting
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
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 Number SP00371
Posting Date 04/26/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
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
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
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
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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