Payroll Accountant

  • Location
    Melville, New York
  • Salary
    $ 30 - $ 35
  • Category
    Accounting & Finance
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  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire

                                                       Payroll Accountant  

Accounting Principals is recruiting for a Payroll Accountant. This position is ideal for someone who is a MS Excel guru! 

We are looking for someone with 2-5+ year experience handling analytical duties, accounting and/or someone that loves working with MS excel, auditing, reporting. 


Payroll Accountant This position directly reports to payroll manager and closely works with Corporate treasury, AP, accounting & finance as well as business system teams.

Main job functions and responsibilities include:

  • End to end responsibility for the labor process, from review of timesheets through loading of labor costs 
  • Work with payroll administrator to prepare the payroll for one of the largest paying companies within organization.
  • Gain proficiency and stay current with the ADP Workforce Now application;
  •  Assist with internal control, financial and IT audits by providing documents and other payroll related reports upon request.
  • Prepare compliance reporting and payroll reports for management
  • Serve as backup for Accounts payable processing
  • Day to day tasks include: 

  • Review & audit the weekly timesheets submitted by business units (time and attendance experience is essential);
  •  Create pivot tables to validate data to ADP statistical summary
  • Investigate variances related to payroll taxes, manual payrolls, 401k and HSA fundings
  • Create journal entries to load labor costs
  • Coordinate with accounting team for questions/posting of entries 
  • Collect, analyze, prepare and input payroll data using ADP Workforce Now
  • Process manual checks and off-cycle payrolls as necessary
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reporting for management (proficiency in Excel and creating reports out of ADP Workforce Now application is required)
  • Invoice vouchering and entry into system 
  • Requirements: 

  • 2-5 year experience in Accounting/Finance, Bookkeeping and/or Payroll
  • Strong MS Excel Skills
  • ADP Workforce Now is a BIG PLUS
  • Costpoint Knowledge is a PLUS, but not a MUST
  • Must be able to start ASAP
  • Must be able to work 8-.8.5 hour work day. Flexible Start time. 

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