Job Location:
Little Rock

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Professional Staff – Institutional Affairs

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Institution Name:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan research university that provides an accessible, quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 8,900 students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields. Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock's thriving cultural community and a major component of the city and state's growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Payroll Analyst is responsible for performing a wide variety of payroll related tasks that are standard or regular support duties within the department or program for researching financial data, preparing reports, and processing of regular and supplemental employee payrolls. This position is governed by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.


Required Education and/or Experience

  • The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in general business, finance, accounting, or related field;

  • At least one year of experience in payroll processing, payroll accounting, or related area.

Other job-related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these requirements.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

  • At least three (3) years of experience in payroll processing, payroll accounting or related area;

  • Workday experience (HCM, Payroll, Finance, Time Tracking and Leave);

  • Payroll experience in a higher education setting.

Job Duties and Responsibilities ​

  • Audit payroll records, make necessary corrections, and balance records with general ledger;

  • Research financial data, prepare reports, and input data on demand payments for employees;

  • Input and calculate personnel data into the payroll system daily, make applicable corrections to payroll records, and coordinate payroll corrections with other departments;

  • Collect and process banking information for direct deposit setup daily;

  • Collect and process mandatory tax withholding in the payroll system for employees;

  • Correspond with the departments and human resources to ensure payroll receive all the necessary documents when employees terminate or need to be placed on LWOP to ensure they are not overpaid;

  • Input voluntary/involuntary deductions and communicate with third-party vendors; prepare direct pay forms, review and analyze data, make corrections, coordinate filing and imaging of payroll documents, and distribute reports, as required or requested;

  • Performs various payroll/accounting duties as assigned.

  • Provide direction and assistance to departments with the timekeeping system, ensure all time is entered and approved accurately and on time; audit and input leave and time for each payroll cycle;

  • Administer vacation and sick leave audits for employees who terminated and/retired from the university;

  • Receive, complete, and return employment verifications in a timely manner;

  • Perform various accounting duties and assist with fiscal monthly and year-end losing reconciliations;

  • May serve as a lead worker, providing training and guidance to fellow employees and establishing work plans, timeframes and/or deadlines or may supervise a small support staff by interviewing, training, assigning and reviewing work of hourly/work study students.

  • Provide customer service for external and internal customers;

  • Explain policies and procedures, assist in training payroll employees, prepare responses to correspondence, and recommend changes in payroll production procedures;

  • Assist with maintenance and training for payroll issues and questions through Service Now.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of state payroll processing requirements;

  • Knowledge of standard government accounting principles and database management;

  • Ability to coordinate production of payrolls;

  • Ability to reconcile and balance payroll documents;

  • Knowledge of customer service techniques;

  • Ability to apply policies and procedures and other applicable regulations associated with payroll;

  • Ability to conduct research, perform quantitative quality assurance reviews, and prepare reports;

  • Proficient in MS Word and Excel; and

  • Ability to coordinate with other staff involved in payroll production.

    Additional Information:

    Please upload all required documents in the "Resume" attachment section of your application (before hitting the submit button), if you want to be considered for this position.

    Salary Information:


    Required Documents to Apply:

    Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

    Optional Documents:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Recruitment Contact Information:

    Anna Jimenez
    Payroll Supervisor
    [email protected] | (501) 916-5750

    All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS  

    Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

    Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

    Criminal Background Check, Financial Credit Check, Sex Offender Registry

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

    Constant Physical Activity:

    Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Sitting, Talking

    Frequent Physical Activity:

    Reaching, Repetitive Motion, Standing, Walking

    Occasional Physical Activity:

    Kneeling, Lifting, Pulling, Pushing, Stooping

    Benefits Eligible: