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Payroll Associate

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Categories: Staff/Administration, Calendar Year (12-Month), Human Resources & Payroll



Processes employee payroll in compliance with university policies and procedures and applicable payroll regulations      


Essential Job Functions

  • Processes payroll for scheduled pay periods and maintains appropriate payroll records
  • Compiles, verifies, maintains, and updates payroll, benefits (e.g. insurance coverage) deductions, rate changes, and other employee payroll data
  • Prepares computer input forms, enters data into the payroll computer system, and compiles other periodic reports on earnings, taxes, and deductions
  • Maintains employee attendance and paid time off records in compliance with university policy
  • Provides wage and employee verification information to state and federal agencies (e.g. Department of Labor, Social Security Administration), and other outside entities (banks, housing, etc.) as requested and files forms in a timely manner
  • Responds to employee, supervisor, and external party inquiries related to payroll (e.g. paid time off balances, time record discrepancies, employment verification) and completes payroll investigations in a professional and courteous manner
  • Files documents in employees files as appropriate
  • Performs other duties as assigned 


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Experience working in payroll, general accounting or in other related work
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office: Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

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