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Position Information

Position Title:Accounting Technician (Payroll)Position Number:000055Full-time or Part-time:Full TimeDepartment:Payroll - Bus & FinPosting Number:0401850SHRA/EHRA:SHRAJob Category:ParaprofessionalHiring Range:$32,164 - $35,738Minimum salary:$31,200Maximum salary:$59,049Overall Position Competency:ContributingDescription of primary duties and responsibilities:Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The Payroll Department is organized as a unit under Business and Finance with direct reporting responsibilities to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Finance. The Payroll Department has the functional responsibilities for all FSU payrolls and is responsible for timely and accurate payments of salary to faculty, staff, temporary and student employees as well as the reconciliation and remittance of deductions and benefits. The Payroll Department meets its purpose through the use of manual and complex automated systems such as Banner Finance, Position Control, Student Accounts and Human Resources Modules.

Description of Work Continued:Primary Purpose of the Position:

The primary purpose of the Accounting Technician – Contributing is to verify, process and ensure accuracy and validity of moderately complex transactions related to the bi-weekly payroll. All work study, grant and hourly temporary employees are paid on the bi-weekly cycle. This position must also prepare and submit timely and accurate reports, coordinate payroll processing with Human Resources, Business & Finance and other interdependent areas; and serve employees by providing valid responses to questions and concerns. This position serves as backup to provide answers to general payroll information both in verbal and written format in accordance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations; as well as University system, Institution and Department policies and procedures.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience in accounting work; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Knowledge skills and abilities:Knowledge of technical accounting, including the maintenance and reporting of financial accounting data. Ability to remain current in developments and trends in the area of assignment.

Ability to observe, monitor, collect and record fiscal data. Ability to assess the accuracy, validity and integrity of data. Ability to prepare documentation and create financial reports.

Ability to identify problems, determine possible solutions, make suggestions for possible improvements and actively work to resolve the issues in the work unit. Ability to interpret oral and/or written guidelines to solve problems.

This position must be able to communicate information to individuals or groups and deliver presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience. Ability to clearly and concisely convey information orally or in writing to individuals or groups to ensure that they understand the information and the message. Ability to listen and respond appropriately to others.

Preferred Qualifications:Associate’s degree in accounting and progressive payroll experience.
Two years of accounting experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:Closing Date:11/24/2019Open Until Filled:NoOther InformationIf no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

EEO Statement:This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's StatementFayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

- * Do you possess a high school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience in accounting work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience?
- Yes
- No

- * Please describe your accounting and/or payroll experience. (Open Ended Question)

- Do you possess an associates degree in accounting?
- Yes
- No

Optional & Required DocumentsRequired Documents
- Cover Letter
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Optional Documents
- Other Document
- Transcripts
- Other Documents Continued
- Other Documents Continued.

  • accounting
  • education
  • human resources
  • payroll