Payroll Operations Specialist

Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted
05 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2019
Ref
17543
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
PAYROLL OPERATIONS SPECIALIST, Office of the Vice President for Finance-Financial Operations, to process all on-cycle and off-cycle payments. Will issue payments with the bank and handle all related systems activities including feeds and reporting for the weekly, semimonthly, and pension payrolls during a monthly period. Will join the team responsible for generating quarterly and year-end data files for tax scrubbing and filing electronic data submissions to the Social Security Administration, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state tax authorities.
A ful description is available at https://vpf.mit.edu/about-vpf/jobs-at-vpf.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration; at least four years’ experience in financial operations, preferably in payroll; demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles and relevant federal regulations, preferably those specific to research and nonprofit organizations; excellent collaboration, interpersonal, written and verbal communication, customer service, and problem identification and problem solving skills; demonstrated interest in cultivating a rich understanding of process operations outside of HR/payroll in an effort to better serve internal and external stakeholders; adaptability and flexibility; and meticulous attention to detail. Must be able to manage multiple tasks under strict deadlines, reprioritizing as necessary; independently manage assigned workload; take ownership and responsibility for tasks; be attentive to the timeliness of deliverables; and communicate complex issues effectively. Seek a proactive problem- solver who is able to collaborate with team members (internal and external) and support opportunities for process and operational improvements. Advanced-level experience with SAP, Excel, database software (e.g., Brio Query, Cognos, and FileMaker) preferred; as is experience in higher education. Job #17543-6
6/4/19