Payroll Tax Accountant #530679

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON   Eugene, OR   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on November 10, 2022

Payroll Tax Accountant - Limited Duration

Job no: 530679

Work type: Classified Staff

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Accounting/Finance

Department: Business Affairs

Classification: Fiscal Coordinator 2

Appointment Type and Duration: Limited Duration (Classified),

Limited Salary: $28.59-$43.85 per hour

FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins November 21, 2022; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants: In your online application, please be sure to outline three years of accounting experience and note a CPA or PA certificate OR upload transcripts for all required and/or related courses. Please note this is a Limited Duration position with guaranteed funding for one (1) year, and we are seeking permanent funding. If funding is secured, this position will be ongoing.

Position Duration: Limited Duration positions are benefit eligible, and are treated as regular positions in every respect other than the fact that they are scheduled to end at a predetermined time. Also, if the position ends prior to the two year mark, the incumbent will not have lay off rights under the SEIU Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Department Summary: Business Affairs (BA) provides efficient and effective business services for University of Oregon (UO) students, faculty, and staff; manages and secures UO material assets; and ensures UO business is conducted in accordance with all applicable regulations, policies, procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and sound business practices. Business Affairs consists of 5 divisions reporting to the Associate Vice President for Business Affairs and Controller, and provides direct services to staff, students, and UO departments: Financial Services/Accounts Payable/Travel, Student Financial Services, Payroll, Information Systems, and Treasury Management. These divisions manage the largest payroll in Eugene, support UO expenditures totaling more than $500 million, and manage the billing and collection of tuition and fees for more than 24,000 students. The BAO has approximately 63 FTE and an annual operating budget of $6.7 million. This position is part of the Payroll division and reports to the Director, Payroll Services.

Position Summary: The purpose of this position is to manage the university's federal, multi-state, and local payroll tax. Compliance and reporting, including timely filings; assist campus departments with payroll tax inquiries; research payroll tax issues and prepare summaries of results supporting tax positions; reconciliation of payroll tax withholding funds to quarterly government reports; reconciliation of payroll agency, clearing, and error funds, statistical reporting; and to assist in the development of, and revisions to, university policies to enhance. Comliance with federal, multi-state, and local payroll tax laws and regulations. This position also provides backup to other payroll accounting team members.

Minimum Requirements: Twenty four (24) quarter, 16 semester or 240 clock hours of accounting courses and three years of accounting experience; OR a CPA or PA certificate and three years of accounting experience. Accounting experience must include at least 8 of the following: -creating policies and procedures for fiscal operations; -assuring that accounting system reflects program/agency operations; -analyzing impact of regulations/changes on accounting budgeting systems; -assuring fiscal transactions.comly with accepted accounting practices, policies, and procedures; -formulating and r.comending corrective actions as well as accounting system improvements; -developing and monitoring system generated reports, -preparing and distributing a variety of fiscal reports; -applying.comuter spreadsheets and accounting software; -responsibility for an organization's total accounting functions; -knowledge of governmental and fund accounting; -analyzing and interpreting financial data; -applying audit standards to internal procedures; .comunicating technical material orally and in writing; -solving accounting system and application problems; -preparing budgetary and GAAP financial statements; -ensuring.comliance with federal/state laws and administrative policies. On your application, be specific in addressing your training and/or experience to the areas listed in the minimum qualifications. All courses must be from accredited colleges, universities, or private vocational schools. Transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related courses.

Professional Competencies -Exceptional customer service skills and the ability to represent Business Affairs and the university in a friendly, helpful, and professional manner. -Excellent analytical, written, and verbal. Comunication skills and ability to comunicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. -Ability to interpret and apply rules and regulations in a compliant manner. -Ability to explain (verbally and in writing). Complex rules and regulations to various audiences in a meaningful and effective manner. -Proficiency in computer software technology. -Independent problem-solving skills. -Strong attention to detail. -Confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications -Direct experience with payroll processing and accounting. -Direct experience with creating and reconciling federal and state tax forms. -Direct experience with health insurance billing practices. -Direct experience collaborating with IT staff to develop data extraction processes and reports. -Active CPA license and/or advanced degree. -Experience using Ellucian Banner.

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful. Completion of a background inquiry. This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union. University of Oregon students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.comitted to cultural diversity and.comliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is.comitted to providing reasonable a.comodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an a.comodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112. UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and.comlaint procedures are listed on the In.comliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com3612915 Copyright 2022 Jobelephant.comInc. All rights reserved.