Towson University is currently accepting applications for a PeopleSoft Payroll Specialist within the Division of Administration and Finance. The main purpose of this position is to function as a payroll subject matter expert for the Regular and Contingent payrolls at Towson University. This specialist will be a liaison between Towson University’s Payroll Office and the Office of Technology (OTS) to troubleshoot payroll system processing issues and errors as they occur and take immediate action to correct the problem or document and refer the issue to OTS for investigation.
The PeopleSoft Payroll Specialist will have extensive payroll knowledge and play a critical role in supporting complex day-to-day operations. Troubleshoot payroll system processing errors as they occur to avoid payroll failures and system imbalances. Understand underlying payroll data and corresponding tables, ensure data integrity by designing, running and analyzing queries and crystal reports not only for routine use but for year-end, audit and financial statement reporting purposes. Develop user procedures, guidelines, and documentation. Train new related staff on processes and functionality.
Act as the data application security administrator for the University’s payroll system, related Campus Solutions (CS) and Human Capital Management (HCM) systems. Design and manage production and test environment roles and network drives that contain sensitive payroll data. Proactively seek out knowledge and understanding related to upcoming software tax updates, modifications and enhancements that would impact PeopleSoft and the payroll system. Using already established test scripts and/or develop new ones, test for future system upgrades and its effects on bio-demo and payroll data.
Actively participate and contribute in projects related to payroll, and any integrations with HCM, CS and/or Financial systems. Work with the Financial Systems and Technology team to assure payrolls are seamlessly fed to PeopleSoft Financials, where reporting information can be disbursed to the campus.
Partner with and build relationships with other campus departments such as HR, University Budget Office, Financial Aid, and Registrar to support and improve shared data and business processes.
Bachelor’s degree and four years of in-depth knowledge and understanding of payroll processing, related specialized payroll rules, including federal and state tax laws. Demonstrated knowledge and experience working in an ERP or comparable system with shared data technology and integrated business systems.
The candidate must have strong analytical, organizational, problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills, including significant Excel experience. The ability to function under tight deadlines, work as a part of a team, as well as perform independently is a must. Solid time management and follow-up skills are also required. Functionally minded with strong overall technical abilities to be able to collaborate with the Office of Technology Services.
Experience in higher education, particularly the University System of Maryland (USM), as well as experience with PeopleSoft HCM/CS systems and the Central Payroll Bureau (CPB), is preferred. Knowledge in documenting business requirements and processes is a plus.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
Internal Number: 1900007P
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).