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Payroll Accountant - Terminations and Leave

Posting Details

Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00373PO17
Classification Title Accountant/Fiscal Analyst III
Internal Title Payroll Accountant - Terminations and Leave
Campus Columbia 01
College/Division Division of Administration and Finance
Department Payroll
Band 6
Advertised Minimum Salary $48,572
Advertised Salary Range $48,572
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per week 37.5
Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis 12 months
Job Search Category Fiscal Accounting

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility Type Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
South Carolina Retirement Yes
State Insurance Programs Yes
Annual Leave Yes
Sick Leave Yes

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Responsible for independently performing complex duties with respect to the semi-monthly payrolls for all faculty and staff including the accurate processing of position and job separations and related Annual Leave payouts in an ERP HR/Payroll system in accordance with established University policies and procedures, as well as federal and state regulations. This includes calculating and analyzing leave without pay calculations, salary overpayment calculations, and working with the Payroll Operations Manager on special projects. Provides guidance to employees concerning complex payroll issues.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and 6 years professional accounting experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Oracle’s PeopleSoft HCM and Time and Labor applications and/or other ERP payroll systems. Knowledge of MicroSoft Office Excel and Word, Access, Database Management, and PowerPoint.
Previous FLSA training and understanding, including principles of overtime calculations.
Experience with payroll and tax reporting requirements. Understanding of leave transfer rules, and other leave requirements, for the State of South Carolina.


Employee must have working knowledge of timekeeping and overtime reporting practices, as well as payroll accounting principles and practices. Employee must have solid understanding of FLSA regulations. Employee should be proficient in mathematical concepts with the ability to analyze and interpret related data. Employee must be have the ability to apply procedures in accordance with regulatory guidance, and an ability to update systems when new rules and regulations are introduced. Employee must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Employee must have the ability to communicate effectively and professionally.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Essential
Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 11/01/2017
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date
Job Open Date 10/06/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quicklink for Posting
EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and 6 years professional accounting experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents