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University at Albany, SUNY
Research Foundation for SUNY
Posted: 02/24/2023
Payroll Specialist **HYBRID**

Payroll Specialist (R23-06) **HYBRID**

About RF for SUNY at the University at Albany:
Employment is with The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that provides essential sponsored program administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty and students whose ideas and research generate ground-breaking discovery and translate to entrepreneurial and economic development opportunities for New York State.

Working at the SUNY Research Foundation for the University at Albany, you will be part of a team that provides essential services to the University as it moves to the front ranks of American higher education, supporting the advancement of education, research and discovery. The University at Albany, a nationally recognized research university with outstanding faculty, researchers and staff, offers challenging, exciting and rewarding careers to those who seek opportunities to grow and excel.

Why UAlbany:
Home to nine colleges and schools, 57 centers and institutes, and 675 full-time faculty scholars and researchers, the University at Albany is tackling the challenges of our time and making new discoveries that will enhance the well-being of our future. Halting the spread of HIV. Improving legal counsel for the poor. Restoring Ancient Roman mosaics. The University at Albany is at the forefront of innovation and exploration in a wide range of research areas, from the health sciences and engineering to the humanities and fine arts. Since 2005, the UAlbany has been recognized as a Carnegie R1 research institution – one of the elite “very high research activity” doctoral universities as ranked by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Job Description:
Description of Duties:
The Division for Research is an innovative team of administrative professionals dedicated to the delivery of seamless service to our research community striving to increase UAlbany’s visibility in, and resources for, advancing and disseminating knowledge, discovery, and scholarship.

Our vision is to create a university where world-class research, scholarship and artistic endeavors are nurtured and flourish; where these activities are supported by the Division and promoted in ways that allow it to grow, to attract external funding and recognition, and engage students at all levels.

The Human Resources Department in the Division for Research is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the Payroll Specialist position. The ideal candidate will perform the following duties: Verify, calculate, input, process and monitor a large, complex, in-house payroll portfolio. Administer, maintain, and communicate the time, attendance and leave reporting system for hourly, nonexempt and exempt level employees. Review, analyze and verify payroll to detect and correct errors and to ensure accuracy of payroll and payroll data integrity. Maintain awareness of applicable policies, relevant computer system updates, and wage and tax law changes. Provide back-up coverage for front desk secretarial duties when necessary. Work on special projects as necessary.


  • High school diploma and a minimum of 3 years clerical experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Demonstrated customer service, problem analysis, problem resolution, and time management skills
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and maintain confidential information
  • Demonstrated experience with computer-based payroll systems
  • Applicant must address in their application the ability to work with culturally diverse populations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education (DOE) or an internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Payroll experience preferred
  • Oracle system experience

Additional Information:
Salary Range: $46,000 – $51,000
Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the following website for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”): http://police.albany.edu/asr.htm

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy-related conditions, reproductive health decisions, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, familial status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, prior arrest or conviction record, genetic characteristics/genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, military status or service, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected under federal, state or local law.

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. The University at Albany offers a variety of performing arts, world class libraries, and competitive sporting events.

Application Instructions:
Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work-related references, along with a letter of application to https://rfhr.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=159389

**Hybrid remote schedule is available, subject to campus policy change

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

URL: www.albany.edu/rfhr/