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Accountant-Payroll at the University of Oklahoma/HSC/OKC (223113)

University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK
Targeted salary: 50,300 based on experience
March 29, 2023


Accountant-Payroll at the University of Oklahoma (Job number, 223113)

Organization: Financial Services

Job Location: Oklahoma City, Health Sciences Center

Schedule: Full-time

Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5

Salary Range: Targeted salary of 50,300 annually, based on experience

Benefits Provided: Yes

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Are you someone who is service oriented and wants to make a big impact in the lives of others? The University of Oklahoma Payroll Department is dedicated to serving the diverse university community by providing precise and timely remuneration to all staff, faculty, and student employees, and we are currently looking for an accountant to help us leave a lasting impression through serving our university.

On top of your salary, the University of Oklahoma offers:

14 paid holidays per year

18 – 22 hours of PTO per month

Insurance plans for you and your family

Retirement options that require no contributions from the employee

And much more! For a list of our benefits, click here.

If you would like to join the OU family, get your Resume and Cover Letter ready and click Apply Now! We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Description:

Come join the staff at OU HSC and become a part of Oklahoma's premier research university which leads the state in education and career opportunities. OU HSC is one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges. We are currently building world-class institutes for the treatment of diabetes and cancer.


Performs a variety of payroll tasks related to the University Payroll processes.

Responsible for payroll processing, cost transfers, voucher approvals, and payment review/approval.

Responsible for coordinating/running the payroll processing in conjunction with the Senior Accountant.

This includes researching and resolving payroll errors.

Maintains HSC payroll processing records.

Works with payroll coordinators and answers payroll and timekeeping questions.

Obtains Controller signature for payroll submission to OMES.

Manage/prepare retirement statements for withholding accounts to relative retirement accounts.

Validates payment information entered for entry accuracy.

Communicates with clerical staff for necessary corrections.

Approves vouchers for payment.

Cost Transfers.

Prepares payroll journals for each PFT cycle to post liabilities on 789 funds.

Resolves any errors on payments or journal processes for differences between OUHSC and OMES side.

Serves as back up for other payroll processing.

Performs other duties as assigned/required to ensure the overall success of the department.


Job Requirements:


Bachelor's of Science or Arts Degree and a minimum of 18 hours of Accounting coursework (must attach a transcript)


ERP Financial Software

Microsoft Office Software

Knowledge of Accounting principles, practices, methods, and terminology

Computer skills in MS Office, accounting software and databases

Ability to choose the right mathematical method or formula to solve a problem

Ability to collect and organize accounting data, interpret the significance, and prepare accurate financial reports

Ability to solve accounting and related financial problems

Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines

Ability to handle stressful situations

Excellent organizational, problem-solving, project management and communication skills


Microsoft Word and Excel experience

PeopleSoft experience

18 hours of Accounting at a college level

High level of verbal and written skills

Working Conditions:

Physical: Sitting for prolonged periods, manual dexterity, able to communicate effectively

Environmental: Standard office environment

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check Yes