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Mar 15, 2020

Michelle Schultz

  • Assistant Director of Payroll
  • Bergenfield, NJ, 07621, US
Telecommute Human Resources

Personal Summary (describe yourself)

Accomplished payroll professional with experience in bookkeeping, accounting and customer service. Highly effective in reorganizing and improving financial operations to maximize performance. Recognized as a hard working professional with attention to detail and who is able to communicate to all levels of the organization effectively.

What I like most is working with numbers and tying them together like a puzzle.  This is helpful to my research in clearing items off reconciliation reports.

Work Experience

Assistant Director of Payroll
Feb 2014 - Mar 2020 Fairleigh Dickinson University

• Provide day-to-day support for the student payroll
• Supervising staff of two and train them to ensure the payroll is processed timely per university deadlines
• Arrange Bank Reconciliation meetings between Payroll and Finance departments to review discrepancies and resolve outstanding issues such as stale checks.
• Coordinate payroll for staff, faculty and Public Safety from Timesaver reports for input in ADP Rapid Pay Data Entry on a semi-monthly basis.
• Calculate Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability for staff and collaborate directly with HR to reconcile benefit payments.

Payroll Administrator
Feb 2014 - May 2019 Fairleigh Dickinson University

• Process payroll for student workers and Union staff from timesheets for input ADP Rapid Pay Data Entry on a semi-monthly basis for two campuses.
• Respond to student/staff queries in person and via phone/e-mail about time sheets, pay stubs, and general hiring procedures according to university policies.
• Responsible for Federal Work Study reporting and reconciliation for each payroll utilizing Excel and submission to Accounting and Finance departments.
• Data entry of international students into the Windstar International Tax Navigator program.

Payroll Processor & CPA Assistant
Sep 2011 - May 2013 Integrated Payroll Solutions

• Office tasks included ordering office supplies, collecting phone messages, greeting clients, sorting mail and scheduling appointments.
• Responsible for collecting and processing accurate data for payroll, including direct deposits and employee pay adjustments utilizing Sage MAS 90 software.
• Assisted CPA with audits, bank reconciliations, general ledgers, bookkeeping and account analysis.
• Successfully resolved any federal and state tax notices and discrepancies.
• Processed invoice entries, online transfers and payments.

Payroll Administrator
Jul 2004 - Jun 2009 Ameripay LLC

• Processing an average of 20 payrolls daily with varying levels of complexity through SecureCRT Unix based software.
• Maintained new employees, terminations, taxes, addresses and direct deposit.
• Proven expertise in preparing payroll tax files, quarterly reports, and annual W2's.
• Highly competent in handling the most clients and largest private sector account in the company.


Bachelor Degree - Suite and Quickbooks
- Jan 2004 Dover Business College