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Payroll Compliance Manager

Requisition ID req2055
Department Payroll Administration
Campus Sylvania Campus
Employment Type Administrative-Full Time
Best Consideration Date For best consideration, apply by March 28, 2024; applications received after this date are not guaranteed a review
Position Summary

Under the direction of the Payroll Director, the Payroll Compliance Manager works independently to provide complex, confidential support requiring discretion and judgment in matters of significance.

Distinguishing Characteristics
The Payroll Compliance Manager is distinguished from other executive support positions by its responsibility for providing oversight to the College’s payroll, tax compliance and reporting as well as implementation of new policies and procedures in order to ensure compliance. Assignments require a high degree of confidentiality and involve interactions with diverse individuals and stakeholders across the district.

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

  • Significant (8+ years) HR, Payroll, Accounting or Auditing experience.
  • Expert knowledge of U.S. federal, state, and local payroll regulations.
  • Prior experience in multi-state payroll tax.
  • Prior experience with Workday.
  • Prior experience with ADP SmartCompliance.
  • Prior management experience 5+ years preferred.
  • Prior experience with Leaves of Absence.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Experience in a deadline driven environment.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field. Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Five (5+) years of progressively responsible professional payroll or accounting/auditing experience.

Experience with integrated payroll systems. ADP and Workday preferred.

Position Grade K
Starting Salary Expectations Minimum $74,813 to range midpoint of $91,646. Placement will generally not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range $74813 to $108478 Annual Salary
PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. After one year of management or confidential service, PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management and confidential personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- 14.67 hours of vacation leave per month
- 1 day of sick leave per month
- 12 holidays
- 3 additional personal leave days per year

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Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

This job operates in a professional business office environment on a PCC campus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to maintain a stationary position for long periods of time (sitting or standing); communicate with employees, partners, and stakeholders; and operate a computer to develop work products, communicate, and carry out responsibilities. Occasionally the employee is required to move around the campus to attend meetings, access items, and utilize equipment, and, rarely, move or transport items up to 10 pounds. Ability to provide own transportation to and from campuses and/or offsite functions may be required.

Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

Please note that Portland Community College is not currently able to provide visa (e.g. H1-B Visa) sponsorship for potential employees.

Notice of the Availability of the Annual Security Report:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), you may view Portland Community College’s (PCC) most recent Annual Security Report (ASR) on the Department of Public Safety website. The ASR contains current security and safety-related policy disclosure statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information and resources, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains crime statistics for Clery Act crimes which occurred on PCC properties for the last three calendar years. Paper copies of the ASR are available upon request at all Department of Public Safety offices.