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Boston University PAYROLL/TIME ADMINISTRATOR, Financial Affairs, Comptroller's Office, AP & Payroll Services in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Payroll and Time Administrator is a key member of the Payroll team at Boston University.

Major duties of this position include:

  • Collaborates with other Payroll and Time Administrators for the successful completion of the Time and Payroll processes during weekly, monthly, and off-cycle payrolls for approximately 12,000 employees.

  • Produces and reconciles audit reports for both time and payroll (i.e. time entered, gross-net reconciliation, payroll overpayments, and federal tax payments).

  • Assists in responding to questions from timekeepers and payroll coordinators on processes and/or payment related issues.

  • Works collaboratively with Human Resources and other central offices to escalate, follow up, and resolve any time or payroll related issues.

  • Additional duties could include assistance with testing of system changes in conjunction with the Assistant Director of Time/Payroll and BUworks and other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.

  • Ability to work optimally and collaboratively in a small, collegial team environment.

  • 3-5 years of work experience, preferably in a university or payroll management capacity.

  • Intermediate skills utilizing Excel, including complex formulas in order to acquire, organize, and analyze data.

  • Experienced in analyzing data to determine relevant conclusions and suggest appropriate actions to management.

  • Proven track record to multi-task and prioritize routine tasks and ad-hoc requests.

  • Ability to demonstrate effective oral and written communication skill.

  • Detail oriented, demonstrating accuracy and quality of work output.

  • Self-motivated, proactive, intellectually curious.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of SAP/BU Works and Microsoft Office.

Benefits/Other Information:

Boston University's generous benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance, and paid time off! Full-time employees are also eligible for tuition remission for courses at Boston University. Note: the remission benefit extends to dependents as well. For more details on benefits, please refer to the Boston University benefits page at

The department of Financial Affairs at Boston University values intellectual, cultural, and social diversity among its staff and students. We remain steadfast in our dedication to building a team that is inclusive and equitable and a place where all constituents can thrive.

For all positions, we are looking for individuals who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment and who are flexible and creative. We strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented groups who share our interest in serving a university community with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, and abilities.

Interested applicants are asked to upload a resume, list of references (if available), and submit a cover letter addressed to 'Hiring Manager Payroll and Time Administrator position'.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption ( instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources ( site.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Required Experience