School of Government Services, Inc Business Manager Chapel Hill, NC · Full time

The Business Manager is a hybrid human resources/business role that will be responsible for overseeing various aspects of human resources practices and also managing basic business functions and financial duties for School of Government Services, Inc.

Description

School of Government Services, Inc. assists faculty and staff at the UNC School of Government in carrying out its important mission: to improve the lives of North Carolinians by engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens understand and improve state and local government. It is a nonprofit corporation and an official associated entity of the School of Government at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

As the largest university-based local government training, advisory, and research organization in the United States, the UNC School of Government offers up to 200 courses, webinars, and specialized conferences for more than 12,000 public officials each year. The activities of School of Government Services include assisting the School with or carrying out research, consulting, advising, trainings and educational workshops and seminars, and other services and projects.

The Business Manager is a hybrid human resources/business role that will be responsible for overseeing various aspects of human resources practices and also managing basic business functions and financial duties for School of Government Services, Inc.

The Business Manager will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of SOG Services, Inc. human resources functions, with a primary focus on payroll processing, record keeping, and compliance. The position will be the first point of contact for SOG Services employees. The HR and Accounts Specialist is responsible for managing all aspects of payroll processing, employee recordkeeping and ensuring compliance with all applicable employment laws and regulations. They will work closely with the SOG Services, Inc. management team to coordinate employee benefits programs, including health insurance, retirement plans, and other employee benefits. They will also play a key role in the recruitment and onboarding processes and new employee orientation.

The Business Manager will also support business and finance needs of SOG Services, Inc, including tasks such as accounts payable and maintaining reports for account reconciliation. The position will process vouchers, deposits, journal entries, corporate card expenses, and other accounting transactions as needed.

This position reports to the SOG Assistant Dean for Human Resources, but will work closely with the SOG Assistant Dean for Business and Finance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Human Resources:

·        Manage payroll processing, including verifying wages and maintaining accurate payroll records and addressing discrepancies as necessary.

·        Maintain accurate and up-to-date employee records, including attendance, leave, and personal information.

·        Manage and process salary adjustments.

·        Ensure compliance with payroll and employment laws for employees working in multiple states, including tax withholding, state-specific employment laws, and regulatory requirements.

·        Coordinate employee benefits programs, including health insurance, retirement plans, and other employee benefits, in partnership with SOG Services’ third-party insurance broker.

·        Assist with recruitment and onboarding processes, including job postings, interviewing, and new employee orientation.

·        Other duties as assigned

Business and Finance:

·        Assist with making payments to and keeping accurate records of independent contract arrangements for SOG Services.

·        Provide accurate accounts payable and disbursement processing for invoices to SOG Associated entities.

·        Verify payments, maintain payment files, and consult with vendors and staff regarding payments.

·        Reconcile payment data and troubleshoot problems with payments.

·        Assist with financial reporting and month-end and year-end closings.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business administration or a related discipline; or will accept an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience in HR management and/or business management
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion in handling sensitive information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, is required.
  • Prefer candidate with experience using Quickbooks, Gusto or other similar payroll management software.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to School faculty and staff, as well as external candidates, clients and vendors.


Salary

$52,000 - $62,000 per year