Payroll/Travel Specialist

Payroll/Travel Specialist


Central Carolina Community College
1105 Kelly Drive
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-5401

Job Location

Lee Main Campus, Sanford NC


$43,332.00 - $50,784.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Clerical

Application Period

Opens: Monday, June 20, 2022
Closes: Friday, July 8, 2022

Target Start Date

Monday, July 11, 2022

Expected Work Hours

40 Hours Weekly

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Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Requirements


  • Associate Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related program, AND
  • Two or more years experience in accounting or office setting working with travel and/or payroll, OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of operations, services, and activities of a payroll processing system.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of calculating various payroll deductions.
  • Knowledge of financial record keeping, bookkeeping and basic generally accepted accounting principles and practices of governmental accounting.
  • Knowledge of office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Knowledge of mathematical principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations as they relate to payroll preparation and processing.
  • Ability to perform a variety of payroll processing duties.
  • Ability to  calculate payroll and paid time off deductions.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain employee payroll and accounting records.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and apply federal and state regulations and procedures regarding payroll and pay issues.
  • Ability to make arithmetic calculations with speed and accuracy.
  • Ability to use initiative and sound independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Ability to operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration or related program.
  • Possession of a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) issued by the American payroll Association highly desirable.

Position Description

At Central Carolina Community College, we create transformative lifelong learning opportunities!  We expect all employees to find ways to remove barriers to student success and provide all students a pathway to achievable dreams. Our employees are charged to recognize the challenges we face and to respond to them with empathy, understanding, and a willingness to help.      

The Payroll/Travel Specialist is responsible for processing payroll and travel documentation for the college.  Under supervision of the Payroll Accountant, the Payroll/Travel Specialist performs a wide range of para-professional duties involving payroll including processing timekeeping and travel records, collecting, organizing, and reporting data from multiple systems to professional staff; and correcting or editing data as described. Incumbents are privy to highly confidential and sensitive information. 

Diversity Policy:  Central Carolina Community College believes the college experience is greatly enriched through diversity; therefore, the college encourages diversity of thought within the student body and staff. Furthermore, the college seeks to promote awareness of diversity and the respect for all individuals, and the college pledges to adhere to this mission in its relationship with the community.  


Essential Duties

  • Ensures accuracy of documents submitted for payment through the payroll process.
  • Works with payroll accountant to process payroll on a monthly basis.
  • Reviews travel documents for accuracy and vouchers all travel reimbursements/advances.
  • Computes supply store charges at month-end.
  • Works closely with the HR office to ensure that accurate information is processed in a timely manner.
  • Scheduling of employee use of college cars.
  • Computes college car mileage charges.
  • Maintains all leave records
  • Verifies leave to timesheets for all nonexempt employees.
  • Back-up to payroll processing and payment.
  • Other general accounting tasks and projects as assigned.
  • Serve on College committees as assigned.
  • Complete the annual five-hour staff development.
  • Encourage and support College activities, policies, procedures, and philosophies.
  • Recognizing and respecting the variety of experiences and contributions represented by all of our students, employees, and community, the Payroll Specialist will encourage a learning environment where everyone is supported and valued for their unique perspectives and experiences and will foster and promote the participation of all members of our diverse communities. 

Job Post Contact

Central Carolina Community College Human Resources

1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC  27540

(919) 718-7493