Company: John Brown University

Location: Siloam Springs

Job Summary

The Payroll Specialist is a full-time position that reports to the Director of Human Resources. Performing critical human resource functions to further the mission and objectives of the University, the position supports payroll for faculty, staff and students and ensures compliance with federal and state laws. (Position start date February 1, 2022 or later)

Detailed Job Description

  • Inputs data and processes time for bi-weekly and workstudy payrolls, enters data for semi-monthly payroll, and prints and distributes checks. Completes entire payroll as needed when other Human Resources staff are out of the office.
  • Enters new hire information for student and adjunct employees.
  • Works with Financial Aid office to coordinate workstudy students and position maintenance.
  • Assists with preparation of personnel action forms and faculty contracts.
  • Processes garnishments requests as they arrive, remits garnishment withholdings each pay period.
  • Submits new hire reporting to the state of Arkansas.
  • Handles all state unemployment insurance claims and correspondence.
  • Answers audit questions related to payroll procedures for the annual audit of the health plan and the 403(b) retirement plan.
  • Maintains records and policies related to the I-9 process.
  • Provides timely responses to inquiries at
    About the Company

    John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top-ranked regional university (U.S. News Best Colleges, 2021), JBU enrolls more than 2,200 students from 37 states and 48 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, online and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 40 undergraduate majors, with top programs including nursing, psychology, kinesiology, engineering, biology, family and human services, and graphic design. Eighteen graduate programs are available in business, counseling, cybersecurity, education and higher education.


    • Working knowledge of PC applications with computer software experience in Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Prior experience with human resources or payroll is strongly preferred.
    • Spanish language a plus

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