Accounting Specialist - Payroll

Accounting Specialist - Payroll


Wayne Community College
3000 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Phone: 919-735-5151

Job Location

Goldsboro, NC


$28,056 - $35,070


State of NC Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, September 2, 2021
Closes: Thursday, September 16, 2021

Target Start Date

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Expected Work Hours


Reports to


Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

An Associate’s degree in Accounting or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution with three to five years of experience in payroll or accounting is required.  Must have experience with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, strong communication and organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy.  

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Colleague Enterprise Resources Planning System is preferred. Experience working in the Community College System, a National Career Readiness Certificate and Bilingual are preferred. 

Position Description

Duties include updating personnel files for all employees for pay purposes; collect, record and verify payroll data to include time sheets, leave records, curriculum and continuing education verification reports, contracts and miscellaneous deductions. The Specialist will prepare monthly and part-time payrolls, print and verify reports relating to payroll such as payroll register, retirement reports and deductions. The Specialist will reconcile and remit all employer and employee deductions and taxes; prepare annual application for longevity pay benefits; and complete quarterly tax reports.  The Candidate will prepare annual W-2s and related year end reports; transmit and receive electronic files for payroll deductions, taxes, direct deposit, and checks. In addition, the Candidate will prepare deposits for taxes and deductions; run the retirement and the annual workers’ compensation audit reports; and prepare the Financial Statement payroll accrual at the year-end.  The Specialist will work closely with Human Resources to process short-term disability, workers’ compensation payments, E-benefits, and leave without pay. This position will work closely with other staff members of the college and the Business Office, and will perform other duties as assigned by the Controller to ensure the efficient operation of the department.


If selected for employment, the applicant must submit to a criminal background check and drug screening.


INSTITUTION:  Wayne Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College system.  Located in Goldsboro, NC, the College serves Wayne and adjoining counties.  Wayne Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  A Tobacco Free Campus as of August 1, 2009.

How to Apply

Submit an employment application and all supporting materials, including copies of certifications, post-secondary transcripts, resume, and cover letter via ApplicantOne at  No paper applications will be accepted.  Applications will be screened, and the most qualified applicants interviewed.  All applicants will be notified once the position has been filled.

Job Post Contact

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