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Payroll Assistant - Remote

Company: Cornell University
Location: Ithaca
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing full vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

For additional information on Cornell's Vaccination Compliance Program click here.

Remote position

This position is located in Ithaca, New York. The successful applicant will have the option to perform this role remotely at a location of their choosing in the United States.

No Visa sponsorship available for this position.

What is the Division of Financial Affairs and the Payroll Office?

Cornell University, unique among peers, is the federal land-grant institution of New York State, a private endowed university, and a member of the Ivy League.

Within Cornell, the Division of Financial Affairs provides central financial functions in support of the university's academic mission. This Division promotes an environment where best practices are championed, and our employees are empowered to do their best work in all areas of financial service.

As one of the departments within the Division of Financial Affairs, the Payroll Office is a multifaceted office that provides pay to all employees, vendors, and state and federal agencies.

What you will do:

The Payroll Assistant will respond to routine and non-routine inquiries and provide direction and assistance to individuals as needed through the main telephone line, email, and ticketed requests. This position will also be a major contributor to ensure the proper functioning of the Payroll and Tax office from an administrative perspective. These responsibilities may include the intake and handling of all payroll forms and requests, distribution of incoming faxes and payroll checks returned to the office. Under general direction, the Payroll Assistant will also assist in the preparation of various correspondence, campus outreach and training, and work cooperatively with and, as necessary, as back up to other Payroll and Tax staff members.

Who you are:

You are a friendly, approachable, organized, self-starter with an acute attention to detail. You possess the skills to determine priorities, and provide excellent customer service, by delivering professional, and timely responses to all customers. Ideally, you will have spent time working in an environment where you are able to successfully tackle prioritizing multiple deliverables of varying complexity and urgency. You are skilled in building effective working relationships and take pride in handling confidential information with discretion. Other important qualifications for the position include:

* An associate degree in and 2-4 years of administrative experience OR an equivalent combination.
* Proficiency in computer applications in a cloud-based environment such as Microsoft Office, One Note, Visio, Box, SharePoint, and Zoom.

What we offer:

Great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts, health care, paid vacation, health/personal time, twelve university paid holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and employer retirement contributions.

Cornell is situated in picturesque Ithaca, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca is home to two academic institutions, state parks, waterfalls, gorges, and a wide range of art galleries, theaters, eateries, wineries, and breweries. Ithaca is an active and diverse community to work and thrive in and has something to suit all ages and interests!

University Job Title:

Accounts Rep IV

Job Family:




Pay Rate Type:




Contact Name:

Susie Jackson

Number of Openings:


Job Titles and Pay Ranges:

To learn more about Cornell's non-union staff job titles and pay ranges, see Career Navigator. The final rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

* Prior relevant work or industry experience.

* Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.

* Unique applicable skills.

Current Employees:

If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell.

Online Submission Guidelines:

Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. You can upload documents either by "dragging and dropping" them into the dropbox or by using the "upload" icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website.

Employment Assistance:

For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting or email

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX at voice (607) 255-2242, or email at

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.

Notice to Applicants:

Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.


Keywords: Cornell University, Syracuse , Payroll Assistant - Remote, Accounting, Auditing , Ithaca, New York

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