Payroll Manager

ASU Preparatory Academy - Tempe, Arizona - Full time


As part of Arizona State University’s charter to provide access and excellence, ASU Preparatory Academy (ASU Prep) shares this commitment by demonstrating all students can achieve at the highest levels, regardless of their background. To scale our current impact, ASU Prep is advancing a major expansion program taking fundamental responsibility for the communities we serve.

The Payroll Manager will perform accounting duties to process receivables, payroll and maintain general ledger, using computerized systems. The Payroll Manager will be responsible for assisting with preparation of financial statements and reports and with budget and cash management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field.
  • Three (3+) years’ experience in related work or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.


  • Prepares and processes semi-monthly payroll utilizing ADP Workforce Now.
  • Analyzes and responds to complex matters requiring comprehensive knowledge of payroll policies and procedures.
  • Supports all employees’ payroll (digital, network, sites).
  • Works with new and existing employees on accessing their payroll information, including training sessions for large new hire groups and annual trainings.
  • Establishes and maintains processes, systems and controls to ensure compliance with federal, state, local and payroll/wage and hour regulations.
  • Identifies new states as hiring continues to expand nationally to ensure proper processes and applications are submitted in timely fashion to ensure compliance with payroll regulations.
  • Develops, analyzes and verifies payroll reports and documents for accuracy.
  • Ensures compliance with state, federal, and local payroll regulations.
  • Responsible for payroll reconciliations at the end of the pay cycle, quarter, and calendar year from ADP WFN to the general ledger and associated federal and state tax reporting compliance verification.
  • Ensures all data is authorized for payment and coded to appropriate accounts.
  • Prepares reports for various governmental agencies.
  • Additional duties may be assigned as necessary.


  • Working knowledge of ADP Workforce Now.
  • Working knowledge of INTACCT.
  • Working knowledge of accounting and payroll computer systems.
  • Experience in the development and use of complex Excel spreadsheets and Word documents.
  • Ability to communicate effective both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage confidential matters discretely and with good judgment.
  • Self-starter, organized, detail-oriented, dependable.
  • Capability of prioritizing multiple projects and responsibilities, and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to analyze and assess issues and problem-solve accordingly.
  • Ability to articulate, represent professional demeanor and ability to take initiative.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. The employee must use hands, arms and fingers to input data, handle, feel or reach. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 15 lbs such as boxes, supplies, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.




Occasional travel may be required for site visits, meetings, trainings and/or conferences. Locations may vary and may require overnight stays.

This job description is subject to change at any time.

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K12 School Operations

Experience Level

Mid Level

ASU Preparatory Academy

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