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PAYROLL MANAGER at University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Office of Payroll and Employee Services is excited to hire a Payroll Manager to provide management of payroll and financial matters for the University of Oklahoma. 

The position will report to the Administrator III and lead a team of 4 full-time staff. The position will interact frequently with Human Resources, Provost office, Colleges, Budget & Financial Planning, and other academic and non-academic units.

Key skills a successful candidate would likely have include a(n):

  • Strong work ethic to ensure the team meets applicable deadlines,

  • Positive outlook to effectively lead three four team members and engage with peers across campus,

  • Attention to detail to ensure reports distributed by the Office are complete and accurate,

  • Attitude of efficiency that helps deleverage staff and improve workflows,

  • Questioning mindset that looks to learn and improve on the way things have been done,

  • Strong understanding of university policies and procedures around academic appointments, payroll, and human resources,

  • Inclusive leadership style that seeks input across the team and within other units,

  • Flexible work style to successfully shift between high-priority projects to support the Office and the University,

  • Clear, concise communication style that engages stakeholders in a professional manner

Required Education: Bachelors Degree in Accounting or related field, OR an equivalent combination of education/job related experience, AND:

  • 24-36 months of experience in payroll


  • Advanced excel skills with ability to build and manipulate spreadsheets

  • Ability to speak, read and write clear, concise English

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines

  • Strong initiative to solve problems

  • Ability to interpret University policy and State rules/regulations


  • None

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to engage in repetitive motions including movements of the hands, wrists or fingers, and communicate effectively.

Departmental Preferences:

  • PeopleSoft Experience

  • Program/Software Implementation Experience

  • System Testing Experience

  • 18 hours of college level Accounting coursework

  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) Certification

  • Proficient navigating and maintaining databases in Financial Reporting, Human Resource, and Tax Management databases

  • Proficiency with federal and state payroll documents, including 941, W2, W2-C, and W3

  • Proficiency in writing queries within data systems

Supervision: 1-5 Staff

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit



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