Payroll Manager

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Payroll Manager.  The position is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Director of Human Resources.

The Payroll Manager is responsible for all in-house payroll preparation and processing, including and not limited to, managing employee and student payrolls, reconciling to the general ledger, documenting and updating procedures and preparing special reports.  Allegheny College runs bi-weekly and monthly payrolls for staff and students and the successful candidate will also be responsible for verifying and reconciling quarterly tax reports and deposits, annual tax detailed reports and W-2 Forms.  In addition, the Payroll Manager partners with others across campus to reconcile student work study and support audit processes.

Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or GED and seven years of payroll management experience.  Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local laws concerning payroll and payroll administration is required.  Preference will be given to candidates with a Bachelor’s degree, experience with Colleague HR (an Ellucian product) and advanced knowledge of the Google suite of applications.


Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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posted 07/11/2022