Emory University Payroll Specialist (Emory Temporary Services) in Atlanta, Georgia



  • Ensures the integrity and confidentiality of the payroll system, the time and attendance system and payroll reports.

  • Reconciles university payroll accounts.

  • Assists in the processing of tax forms and direct deposits.

  • Reviews payroll requests for accuracy and for previous payment.

  • Processes vacation and sick leave balance adjustments and benefit overrides.

  • Processes ACH reversals and stop payments when needed.

  • Process on demand checks, garnishments and payments for retirement funds.

  • Assists in the review and processing of various payroll deductions.

  • Assists in clearing errors during payroll runs.

  • Assists with the daily processing for bi-weekly and monthly pay cycles.

  • Prepares monthly deduction and premium payments via wires or checks.

  • May run and review queries. Prepares monthly statistical reports.

  • Answers timekeepers' questions regarding the Kronos time and attendance system.

  • May lead training classes for Kronos timekeepers.

  • Answers incoming phone calls and questions from visitors to the front desk.

  • Handles special projects as requested. Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Three years of payroll or related experience.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products.

  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft and Kronos is preferred.

Additional Details

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with the following:

  • Peoplesoft

  • Kronos

  • In-house payroll processing

  • Garnishment Maintenance

  • Tax Forms - filing multi-state and federal

  • Setting up Deductions

  • Remitting payments to various vendors

  • Excel: Pivot Tables and VLOOKUP

  • Knowledge of IRS and Department of Labor regulations - self-motivated to stay up to date

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Job Number 31758

Job Type Temporary Full-Time

Division Emory Temporary Services

Department HR: Emory Temporary Services

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Business Operations

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322