Payroll Analyst Senior

Michigan, United States
08 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Payroll Analyst Senior to join the Salary Transfers/U-Year Faculty/Non-Instructional Pool area of our Payroll Office.


  • Analyze data to determine payroll adjustments for various types of faculty and staff appointments.
  • Monitor personnel data changes for retroactive impact on general ledger transactions.
  • Reconcile university-year appointments funded by federal funds during the academic year.
  • Research and respond to customer inquiries including questions about university-year salary proration rules, sponsored research funding transactions, and workers compensation payments.
  • Audit daily pay adjustment transactions created within the Payroll Office for retroactive appointment changes.
  • Prepare training materials and participate in training presentations for staff in Payroll and other university departments.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree or five or more years of qualified business office experience.
  • Proven ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, as well as work under pressure and with tight deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks with varied deadlines; must be pro-active, collaborative and adaptable as technology and procedures are refined and changed.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively communicate and work with a variety of individuals and units across campus and practice confidentiality and discretion.
  • Proven ability to think independently, work collaboratively as part of a team and contribute to a positive work environment.
  • Working knowledge of PC's and desktop software, preferably Microsoft Office Suite and Google Gmail.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting/business.
  • Knowledge of payroll policies and regulations, particularly at the University of Michigan.
  • Payroll experience in a college or university environment.
  • Experience working with complex financial and HR information systems (Oracle PeopleSoft helpful).

Additional Information

The University of Michigan, with an operating budget of $8 billion, is a leader in higher education. The Finance Division reports to the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and partners with the University community to provide the financial infrastructure essential to being one of the world's greatest public universities. We are comprised of several units including Treasury, Financial Operations, Procurement Services and Financial Analysis. Comprised of several distinct divisions, we share a common set of values and goals. For more information about the Finance Division, please go to

We offer an extensive total compensation package including competitive pay, two-for-one retirement contribution, and a variety of health insurance options.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.