Payroll Assistant - Remote
Company: Cornell University
Posted on: June 24, 2022
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will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and
staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage
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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
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
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
Pay Rate Type:
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
* Prior relevant work or industry experience.
* Education level to the extent education is relevant to the
* Unique applicable skills.
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