Coastal Carolina University — Payroll Specialist

Coastal Carolina University is accepting applications for the following position: Payroll Specialist (Accountant/Fiscal Analyst II) in Payroll. 

Duties include, but are not limited to: process biweekly payrolls and serve as the primary backup for semimonthly payrolls; transmit direct deposit files; prepare ACH remittances for biweekly payrolls and serve as the backup for semimonthly payrolls; ensure proper taxation for student employees including international students; manage electronic timekeeping system and retroactive time submissions; validate system overtime calculations in compliance with FLSA and State regulations; transmit direct deposit files and preparing remittances for vendor payments; serve as a backup to all processes related to payroll; calculate annual leave payouts, contract payouts, and leave without pay; enter and track FMLA and leave pool and other non-routine leave situations; enter sick family report and leave amendments; calculate wage adjustments as needed; enter non-benefit Payroll deductions including but not limited to garnishments, supplemental retirement, donations and parking; prepare reports as needed to reconcile and audit payroll; process other essential information for processing payrolls and following up on incomplete or missing information needed for payroll processing; prepare/calculate ACA tracking spreadsheets; and enter required information on the State Retirement (PEBA) task list as needed; all of the above tasks require exercising discretion and independent judgment on a regular basis without supervision; and other duties as assigned. 

Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent (GED) and at least three years of related Payroll processing/taxation experience or five years tax/accounting/finance experience is required. Equivalencies may be considered. Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or Finance and FPC certification through APA are preferred. A successful candidate should possess thorough knowledge of payroll regulations, policies and procedures; ability to analyze and interpret payroll data and reports; excellent excel and computer skills; organizational and time management skills; ability to work with numbers accurately; ability to communicate effectively and establish working relationships with others. Requires ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment on a regular basis. 

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 47 states and 61 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education. 

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply. 

Interested applicants must submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references online at: or online in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity at Coastal Carolina University, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position filled. 

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer. 

Accountant/Fiscal Analyst II (AD22/004085); full-time position with benefits. SC State pay band: 05. Minimum starting salary: $33,494.00. Normal working hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Position may require some evenings and weekends. Must be flexible to meet the special scheduling needs of the university.