General Accounting & Payroll Clerk


: $72,375.00 - $120,660.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Accounting

General Accounting & Payroll Clerk
Posting Number
Position Type
Full Time
Standard Utica College business hours: 8:30am -5:00pm Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Main Campus, Utica NY
Date Position Available
Posted Salary
Position Summary Information
Position Summary
Responsibilities include overseeing the customer service branch of the Finance Department and providing assistance
and support to cashiering operations.
Utica, NY
Application Deadline
*Full consideration by*:
Open Until Filled
Major Responsibilities
Maintains correct posting, corrections and reconciliation of cash transactions.
Provides detail activity reports for various constituencies including agency funds, restricted funds and grants.
Reviews requisitions that are charged to restricted or agency accounts to ensure sufficient funds are available and appropriate to spend.
Performs bank reconciliations for minor cash accounts. Extracts bank data from website formats and loads into Banner system.
Posts entries for cash transactions or provides information to those responsible for distribution of payments.
Assists with maintaining accurate check register. Places stop-payments and voids as needed. Assists with handing out contact letters to payees of stale dated checks for reissue.
Reviews and processes travel expense advances and reconciliations based on college policy.
Provides assistance and training with all travel-related procedures.
Posts miscellaneous journal entries.
Responsible for monitoring and recording necessary journal entries for agency accounts.
Payroll duties to include follow up with employees, proofing payroll register, income executions, adjustments, etc.
Responsible for working with supervisor and other team members to achieve successful results on all established individual and departmental goals and key performance indicators.
Takes an active role in the development of the departments strategic and operational plans as required by department leadership. Works closely with department supervisor to develop and implement operational goals that support departmental success.
May perform other duties as assigned.
Driving Responsibilities
Education & Experience Qualifications
Associate Degree in Accounting with three years relevant experience required. A combination of significant related experience and knowledge may be considered in lieu of degree requirement. Payroll experience preferred.
Minimum Skills/Abilities
Must be proficient with Windows-based software (Word/Excel).
Must possess excellent communication skills.
A strong commitment to diversity and work continually to enhance diversity of our students, faculty, and staff.
Must be highly organized and be able to multi-task.
Applicant Documents Instructions
All positions at Utica College support the Colleges mission and values in part by being active members of an inclusive environment. Please describe in your diversity statement how you would see yourself incorporating this into this role.
In line with the Colleges Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link:
Additional information
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
EEO/AA Statement
Utica College is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, age, domestic
violence victim status, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.
Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Our community of students, faculty and staff reflect a diversity of experiences, opinions, and cultural backgrounds shaped by biology, society, history, and choice. Our community includes members who are diverse by virtue of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religious and/or spiritual affiliations, and socio-economic status, as well as the number of other ways in which who we are influences how we see the world. Furthermore, we value and celebrate diversity, and this results in a commitment to multiculturalism. We believe that within the community of human persons, all cultures, perspectives, and beliefs about faith, ideals, taste and lifestyles are of equal value. Our diversity deepens our commitment to nurture a multicultural environment in which we engage with others and blend perspectives, to learn about diverse cultures, to explore who we are and where we come from and to accept one another without prejudice. The Utica College Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in perspective, background, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas.
Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Located in the heart of central New York, Utica College is a comprehensive,
independent, private institution founded in 1946 to offer options for
college study to veterans returning from the second world war. More than
seventy years since veterans returned from WWII, this tradition of serving
veterans is still held in high regard here at UC, and we are proud to
welcome veterans as students and as valued members of our faculty and
professional staff.
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
+ *
How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
+ (HERC Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)
+ Observer Dispatch (Utica OD)-newspaper
+ Ithaca Journal
+ Personal Referral
+ Utica College Website
+ Albany Times Union
+ Binghamton Press & Sun
+ (Chronicle of Higher Ed website)
+ Elmira Star Gazette
+ Utica College Online Employment Website
+ (Diverse Issues in Higher Education
+ Historically Black Colleges and Universities
+ Current UC Employee
+ Referred by a UC Employee
+ Referred by a non UC Employee
+ Twitter
+ LinkedIn-Job Posting
+ LinkedIn-Recruited by Utica College HR
+ Syracuse Post Standard-newspaper
+ Albany Times Union-newspaper
+ Facebook
+ Job Fair
+ Search Firm
+ PRISM Network
+ HBCU Connect
+ DiverseJobs
+ Other
+ *
Please provide more details regarding the source of your referral?
(Open Ended Question)
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
+ Resume / Curriculum Vitae
+ Cover Letter
+ Contributions to diversity
Optional Documents
+ Letter of Reference #1 * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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