Job Location:
St. Charles Campus

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Benefits of Being a Lindenwood Employee:

  • Upon hire, employer-paid tuition benefits for bachelor’s (employee, spouse, and dependent) and master’s degree programs (employee and spouse only).
  • Tuition discounts for doctoral programs (employee only).
  • Comprehensive benefits plan: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, and retirement options.
  • Paid holidays: MLK Jr. day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving break (Wednesday – Friday), and winter break (Dec. 23 – Jan. 1).
  • Free lunch Fridays: LU employees are eligible for a free meal on Fridays at the Evans Commons Dining Hall or Spellman Dining Hall; Chick-fil-A and Qdoba included.   
  • Professional development opportunities through the Lindenwood Learning Academy.


Job Title:  Coordinator, Payroll

Division:  Human Resources

Evaluation Group:  Staff

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Reports To:  Manager, Payroll

Positions Supervised:  N/A

Job Summary

The payroll coordinator is responsible for processing assigned payrolls accurately and within the deadline and overseeing the tracking of time and attendance entries in the institution’s time and attendance system.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities and Execution

  • Ensures that all computing of wages and withholdings for employees is completed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Monitors payroll adjustments for all promotions, transfers, terminations and newly hired employees
  • Processes off-cycle checks as needed for terminations and discrepancies
  • Reconciles monthly, quarterly and annual tax reporting in a multi-state environment to ensure accuracy
  • Processes yearly tax forms
  • Assists employees with making tax status and direct deposit changes within Workday
  • Answers questions and assists in resolving employees’ payroll-related issues
  • Conducts overtime and timecard audits
  • Ensures that all timecards are completed, approved and submitted for payroll processing
  • Reviews and processes all payroll tax adjustments
  • Maintains payroll-related files and records
  • Conducts various payroll audits as needed
  • Assists approvers with time corrections, time-off entry and any questions related to the timekeeping system
  • Assists with the investigation of problems reported by taxing agencies

Service Excellence

  • Supports the mission of the University and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Models, supports, and holds others accountable to the University’s values
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for employees answering emails, phone calls, and inquiries in a timely manner

Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Works closely with the HR Specialists in managing employee and organizational changes.
  • Assists employees and managers with questions about payroll policies and pay discrepancies
  • Provides time tracking training to timecard managers

Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 3 years  payroll experience
  • Experience with Workday Payroll or a similar system preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with faculty, staff and colleagues
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong professional integrity and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to use good judgment, think critically and adapt to new technology and processes
  • Ability to use general office hardware and computer software applications

Work Environment Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions. Please click here to view Lindenwood University’s flexible work designation descriptions.

  • General office setting
  • In-person while training, Standard flex (hybrid) post-training working 2-3 days in the office each week. Must be able to attend certain meetings and events on campus as required.
  • Occasional adjustments to hours to assist with System members operating in other time zones.

Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees.  Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.