Accounting Principals has partnered with a Dallas, TX Medical Company to hire a Payroll Accountant for a contract-to-hire role paying $65,000. The position is responsible for performing the payroll administration and general ledger accounting for payroll. The position is also responsible for assisting with other finance department functions.
Minimum of 3 years of payroll experience, including maintenance, preparation, balancing, internal control, and payroll taxes
Experience with payroll processing and accounting required
Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and other payroll/accounting systems (Workforce ready Kronos is nice to have)
Excellent communication skills required. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and to represent the organization
Passionate, selfless and team player
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required
Ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload
Able to meet assigned deadlines, multitask and be organized.
Responsible for the maintenance and reconciliation of all payrolls related general ledger accounts. Books journal entries for all payroll runs (on-cycle & off-cycle), reconcile payroll accounts, ad hoc reporting, reporting metrics, and completing analysis as requested by financial analysts and management
Participates in all aspects of the month-end close (assigned accruals, assigned reconciliations, analysis of accounts, etc.) that conform to US GAAP in a timely and accurate manner. Reconciles an assigned set of general ledger accounts monthly, proposing corrections as needed. Reconciles all payroll and payroll tax related accounts monthly. Ensuring timely and accurate monthly review of all assigned accounts.
Respond to and resolve all internal and external inquiries in a timely manner
Works with other departments to ensure that transactional activity is coded accurately, and financial reporting integrity is maintained
Responsible for researching and documenting policies for assigned general ledger accounts to ensure US GAAP compliance for review and approval by management team
Maintain payroll records including but not limited to: payroll change notices, paid time off, and all related payroll reports
Prepares payroll journal entries, PTO updates, payroll accruals, and other general ledger entries
Prepares monthly reports for departments with department payroll analytics and any other ad hoc reporting when needed
Prepares budget for salaries, wages and benefits and quarterly variance analysis and reporting
Conducts reconciliation of payroll bank account and reconciliation of taxes
Assist with completing and filing yearend Form 1095 forms at yearend and assist with any yearend Form W2s
When needed, researches and resolves questions from management and employees as they relate to the processing of payroll information such as PTO, banking, garnishments, retroactive pay calculations, tax questions and other changes.
Understands proper taxation, classification, and company paid benefits
Good understanding of out-of-state employee requirements for submitting and establishing new payroll related taxes in accordance with that state
Assist with payroll related audits
Continues to look for improvements in payroll related processes for the organization, and helps to implement them
Creates and maintains work instructions.
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