Payroll Accountant Manager - OurDay Sustainment Team

Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, SC, United States

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Posted Date 8/03/2022

The Payroll Accountant Manager plays a significant role in ensuring as the costing configuration expert who has responsibility for addressing day to day activities regarding the payroll accounting team. Specifically, the primary objective for this role is to utilize expert knowledge and best practices to deliver solutions aligned with MUSC mission, core values and culture.  


Reporting to the Finance Director, the Payroll Accountant Manager is responsible for, but not limited to the following:

  • Liaise with senior leadership to provide strategic input and recommendations for growth, innovation, and overall improvement for Payroll Accounting
  • Recommend best practices and provide sound solutions to support Payroll Accounting related items in Workday
  • Responsible for the on-going analysis, design, and set-up of Workday costing configuration
  • Lead and oversee testing and quality assurance for the overall costing configuration
  • Research and resolve system problems, unexpected results or process flaws and recommend solutions or alternate methods to meet requirements
  • Create payroll accounting adjustments
  • Act as the CCM (Cost Center Manger) to review and approve various business processes
  • Utilize costing best practices to help facilitate optimal solutions
  • Analyze data or facts and summarize and present findings in a compelling way
  • Support Finance team for payroll accounting and GL reconciliations
  • Effectively instill trust and build consensus around business processes and design
  • Document changes and updates within Workday for effective change management and training needs
  • Create detailed functional and technical design documents including test plans, cases, and user training documents
  • Provide thought leadership on potential enhancements, methodologies to improve overall experience
  • Partner with FIN, HR and TECH to ensure all work streams are cohesive and cross functional impacts are considered and mitigated


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, or another business-related field
  • Understanding Payroll Accounting
  • Possess strong willingness to learn and ability to jump in feet first
  • Microsoft Office proficient


  • Strong relationship building skills to effectively work with numerous internal stakeholders
  • Project management and process development experience
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills to understand requirements and mitigate risks
  • Leadership capabilities, demonstrating effective collaboration and innovative thinking
  • Self-starter with proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to frequent change
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong troubleshooting and analysis skills
  • Process-oriented and data-oriented problem solver
  • Proven ability to effectively partner with stakeholders and provide thought leadership

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
  • Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
  • Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
  • Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
  • Ability to bend at the waist. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to twist at the waist. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Frequent)
  • Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
  • Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent)
  • Possess good finger dexterity. (Frequent)
  • Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to lift objects, up to 25 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to lower objects, up to 25 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to push/pull objects, up to 25 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
  • Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
  • Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
  • Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent)
  • Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Frequent)
  • Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects, depth perception. (Frequent)
  • Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Frequent)
  • Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
  • Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. (Frequent)
  • Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent)
Employment Type
Full time
Accounting | Healthcare & Public Health | Management

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