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Dornsife Workday Payroll Supervisor

USC Stevens Center for Innovation Los Angeles, CA

  • Expired: August 03, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

If you enjoy interacting with a dynamic group of people, embrace challenge, and have a positive and team-oriented Fight On spirit, do not miss out on this exciting career opportunity!

The Dornsife Business Office at the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, is looking for a Payroll Supervisor with at least five (5) years' of high-volume payroll management experience, preferably in higher education.

In this role, you will have an opportunity to lead a team of payroll professionals to deliver top-notch customer service to the university. The right candidate thrives in a diverse and fast-paced environment, have advanced knowledge and experience in Workday software, and possesses creative and analytical problem-solving skills. Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills are also essential.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Supervises payroll processing ensuring that payroll transactions are delivered in a timely fashion and in accordance with regulations, policies and procedures. Responds to questions from faculty, staff and student workers regarding payroll matters and assists in resolving related problems.
  • Serves as the initial school or department contact in the research and resolution of payroll problems. Interfaces with the University Compensation and Payroll Offices to resolve problems and assists employees in obtaining information and services. Conveys information to employees when appropriate or refers them directly to the personnel services or payroll offices.
  • Directly supervises all assigned subordinate staff. Recruits, screens, hires and trains staff. Evaluates employee performance and provides guidance and feedback to assigned staff. Counsels, disciplines and/or terminates employees as required.
  • Oversees preparation and processing of all payroll documents and reports for staff and/or faculty in terms of accuracy, completeness and timeliness. Ensures all documents are in compliance with governmental and agency requirements.
  • Assists in interpretation of payroll policies and procedures and advises staff and/or faculty on payroll-related issues.
  • Oversees maintenance of confidential personnel database and files including new and terminated employees for the school, department or facility to ensure compliance with established guidelines, policies and pertinent laws.
  • Oversees maintenance of employee attendance records in manual and/or automated systems. Monitors distribution of payroll checks. Advises staff in resolving questions and discrepancies related to pay. Performs payroll accounting adjustments as needed.
  • Researches payroll information, compiles data for analysis and produces standard and ad hoc reports for management.


Hiring range is $83,000 - $92,000 annually and will commensurate with skills and experience.

Required Documents and Additional Information:

  • Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.
  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of (5) five business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
  • USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.

Job Profile Summary
Minimum Education: Related undergraduate study, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 2 years
Minimum Field of Expertise:

Job Description
Supervises all payroll functions of a home department payroll, unit of a school, department, or a facility. Reports directly to the department chair, senior business officer, or a Human Resource personnel officer.


USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at  Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

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