The Financial Specialist I, is responsible for providing clerical, accounting, and customer service support duties in a specialized field within the Division of Finance. The responsibility of this position is to contribute to the team by working effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds to ensure that all payroll information received from campus departments is processed in a timely and accurate manner; that the duties and functions as assigned are performed to ensure that TAMU employees are paid in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with rules and regulations.
Required Education and Experience:
High School Diploma or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Four years of experience in a specialized financial field such as accounts payable, payroll, student accounts.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Excellent oral and written communication, customer service and problem-solving skills.
Attention to detail.
Ability to comprehend, apply and enforce rules and regulations.
Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet programs and bookkeeping procedures.
Working knowledge and ability to use MS Word and Excel.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Must be able to work overtime during peak periods.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Business course at a college level.
Higher education experience.
Previous Texas A&M University experience in Payroll, Accounts Payable or other general business office experience.
Preferred Knowledge and Skills:
Working knowledge of MS Access, LeaveTraq, TimeTraq and the TAMUS Budget, Payroll & Personnel system.
Contributes to assigned team by working effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds to maintain the Personnel and Active Payroll Budget database based on documents and information received from agencies, employees and campus payroll administrators. Researches discrepancies discovered in payroll documents submitted. Train payroll processors as needed.
Entry and approval of time and effort information for monthly and biweekly paid employees. Reviews data for accuracy and compliance with all applicable rules and regulation.
Review for accuracy, completeness and compliance and data entry of extra payments, allowances and employee deductions.
Performs other duties as assigned. Reviews, updates and creates processes and procedures for the payroll processing desk manual.
Assists with the document imaging system through prepping and retrieving documents. Assists tax section, distribution and imaging with questions related to employee payments.
Assists other teams to review, research and process payroll data.
Applies and enforces TAMU, State, and Federal rules and regulations.
Provides assistance to departmental payroll administrators as required.
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Internal Number: R-011862
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