A matrix reporting to the Associate Vice President of Human Resources and the Controller, the position will provide leadership and direction for efficiently, timely and accurate processing of payroll, accounts payable and tax-related payments.
Leadership and supervisory responsibility for payroll and accounts payable staff, build/maintain successful cross-functional relationships (e.g. General Accounting, Human Resources).
Manage the payroll and accounts payable related systems/modules for payment processing and develop/recommend continuous process improvement strategies to ensure accuracy and efficiency of the operation. Identify best practices, benchmark and data/trends.
Establish and maintain strong internal controls relative to payroll transactions and the disbursement of university funds. Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements (e.g. all applicable state, federal and foreign wage and hour and accounting laws)
Oversee the development, implementing, maintaining and testing systems, procedures, and polices to effectively and efficiently account for payroll and payables transactions. Identify risk areas and take action to mitigate risk.
Maintain close working relationship with internal and external auditors regarding payroll, payables and payroll tax issues as necessary to accomplish the organization's processing objectives.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field and at least seven years of directly related experience. Or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Strong customer service orientation and interpersonal/communication skills
Ability to analyze data and develop recommendations/business case proposals
Experience with Microsoft Office products, and advanced excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, formula functions etc.)
“Miami University, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education, with complementary quality graduate programs, and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs w...ith faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Faculty and staff are highly valued for their contributions toward the Miami experience. Employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and stable work environment as they work to support the university’s educational mission.
Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati, with regional campuses located in Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio, and a center in Luxembourg. Known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, Miami, the nation's tenth oldest public university, is recognized for its striking red brick Georgian-style architecture and tree-shaded lawns. Take a Virtual Tour from our website.”