At the State of Connecticut, Gateway Community College (GCC) is a constituent unit of the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR), Connecticut State Colleges and Universities. GCC serves the residents and businesses of the Greater New Haven region with innovative educational programming and relevant social and cultural opportunities. The college awards associate degrees and certificates in academic programs that transfer to four-year universities, along with career-track programs in engineering and automotive technologies, technical studies, health care, and business.
We are recruiting for a Payroll Clerk to work at the downtown campus in New Haven, CT. This position is full-time M-F 8:30am-5:00pm.
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Board of Regents, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period. For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).
Note: The college is moving forward immediately to fill the payroll clerk position. This is an internal clerical search.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Christie Higney, CHigney@gcc.commnet.edu.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for preparing and maintaining biweekly regular, overtime and supplemental payrolls for an assigned group of employees and performing various payroll support activities.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Prepares biweekly regular, overtime, and supplemental payrolls: reviews employee time cards and/or timesheets for accuracy and completeness and posts hours worked to master payroll cards; reviews personnel and/or payroll change notices and posts changes and/or adjustments to master files, e.g. new hires, transfers, reclassifications, terminations, retirements, overpayments and/or underpayments, wage increases, deduction changes (health insurance, union dues and/or fees, credit union payments, charitable contributions, bond or sheltered tax annuity payments, group life insurance payments, etc.); calculates gross wages; notes deductions on worksheets and deduction summary sheets; prepares and balances prelists for Central Payroll (Office of State Comptroller), noting both salary and deduction data OR codes standard payroll action forms in conjunction with computerized payroll system; prepares and totals various deduction worksheets, e.g. Credit Union, Medical and/or Insurance Providers, etc.; prepares and submits summary sheets and transmittal certificates OR detailed analysis of expenditure reports and expenditure certificates to Central Payroll; verifies check register and printouts from Central Payroll against worksheets and records; performs various clerical accounting functions such as calculating balances and posting charges to expenditure accounts; prepares supplemental payrolls such as longevity payments, vacation pay, promotional adjustments, etc.; calculates and processes retroactive payments, collective bargaining increases and annual increments; performs various clerical accounting functions such as calculating balances and posting charges to expenditure accounts; verifies provider checks issued by Office of State Comptroller against own records; verifies providers' bills in same manner; keeps abreast of collective bargaining contract requirements and restrictions as related to payroll (dates for salary increases; overtime, shift differential and holiday pay restrictions, etc.); responds to employee inquiries regarding paychecks and payroll practices and procedures; maintains various records and files for payroll data and forms; may calculate workers compensation and/or retirement payments; may calculate and monitor payroll deductions for court ordered wage executions (garnishments); may consult division or facility supervisors regarding employee time recorded; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of payroll terminology, practices and procedures; knowledge of basic accounting and bookkeeping principles and procedures; knowledge of general office procedures; skill in performing arithmetic computations; basic interpersonal skills; ability to read, understand and apply applicable contract guidelines and regulations; ability to maintain records and files; ability to follow complex oral and written instructions; ability to operate office equipment which includes personal computer and other electronic equipment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of experience in bookkeeping, accounts payable or clerical work involving finances.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have involved payroll preparation.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years.
2. One (1) year as a Financial Clerk performing payroll duties may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
Preference will be given to candidates who are proficient in using PeopleSoft (Core-CT) and Banner software.
Persons having responsibility for supervising or observing the behavior of inmates or custodial clients will be required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification by the time of permanent appointment.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.