HR/Payroll Specialist

at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri, United States

Job Description

HR Specialist

  • Part-time: 29 hours per week
  • Non-exempt hourly
  • $14-$16 per hour worked

Job Summary:

The HR Specialist will ensure pay is processed on time, accurately, and in compliance with government regulations for all staff and student employees. This position will be responsible for administering the HRA (Health Reimbursement Arrangement) program. This position will be required to complete additional tasks determined by the Duties/Responsibilities section below. 


  • Maintains and reviews payroll timely to ensure accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions, new hires, terminations, pay rate changes, etc.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate HR and payroll records and payroll reports including Form 941, MO 941, W-2s, etc.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local wage and hour laws and best practices
  • Provides records and documentation for annual audit
  • Identifies and recommends updates to payroll processing software, systems, and procedures
  • Allocates wages to correct accounts according to departmental procedures
  • Collects required payroll forms (W-4, MO W-4, Form I-9, etc) for new hires
  • Assists with new hire paperwork as requested
  • Prepares and sends COBRA notices as required for terminations
  • Adds and deletes, as appropriate, employees to benefits including all types of insurance
  • Reconciles insurance premiums
  • Administration of Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) Program
  • Submits insurance forms (additions, terminations and changes) to appropriate vendors
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Extensive knowledge of the payroll function including preparation, balancing, internal control, and payroll taxes
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to type at least 40 words per minute
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient with payroll software
  • Ability to work independently when needed

 Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Management, Human Resources or related field
  • 3-5 years of payroll experience
  • Previous accounting experience is preferred but not required
  • Previous experience will be considered in lieu of degree requirements

 Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times

This is a part-time position. Submit the OCC application along with a cover letter and resume to



Ozark Christian College is affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to train men and women for Christian service. The college seeks to educate and hire individuals who share its core values to accomplish its mission. It is the intent of the college to create and promote a diverse workforce consistent with its stated goals and mission.


It is the policy of Ozark Christian College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission and access to educational opportunities, programs, activities, or employment as applicable to ministries in section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended and implementing regulations.


As a religious educational institution, Ozark Christian College reserves the right to make employment decisions based on religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the college’s religious beliefs. Further, as a Christian ministry, the college has the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions based on criteria established by the college.

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Job Posting: 3089656

Posted On: Oct 14, 2021

Updated On: Nov 14, 2021