Payroll Associate

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Department: Payroll Services
Employer: State of New York
Payroll Title: Staff Assistant, NSSL2
Bargaining Unit: UUP (State University Professional Services Unit)
Salary: Commensurate with qualificaitons
Work type: Full-time
Location: Syracuse
Categories: Management & Professional

Job Summary: Prepare and process complex payroll transactions and related documents, answer standard payroll questions, and provide payroll customer service to agency employees by applying policies, rules and regulations issued by the Office of the State Comptroller, the Department of Civil Service and the Division of the Budget.  Will process payroll records by entering changes in exemptions, job title and department/division transfers, or other information as needed;  Provide payroll information to supervisors, customers and other approved persons;  Determine payroll liabilities by calculating employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer's social security, unemployment, and workers compensation payments and other such liabilities as necessary; Contribute to the team effort by accomplishing related results as needed; Provide internal and external customer service to agency employee; Resolve payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information and implementing changes; Participate in continuous process improvement efforts to support current and future systems enhancements; Prepare payroll reports by compiling summaries of information such as earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability and nontaxable wages; Maintain the confidentiality of payroll records, Adhere to all New York State regulatory requirements and SUNY policies and procedures.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Accounting or related field required.  A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience (preferably working in a healthcare environment)   Must have the ability to analyze information, possess strong data entry skills with focus on high quality work and paying close attention to detail and confidentiality, thoroughness, general math skills, reporting skills, verbal and written communication and organizational skills.  Ability to work in a team environment and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.  Proficient with MS Office suite and a variety of electronic data base systems is necessary.
Preferred Qualifications: New York State payroll experience is preferred.
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Message to Applicants:  
Recruitment  Office: Human Resources
Executive Order: Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at              



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability or other protected classes under State and Federal law.

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