Payroll Accountant

Location: Elk Grove Village, IL
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $50,000.00 - $55,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 2/26/2018
Job ID: 02552343
Job Description
Payroll Accountant
To perform the day-to-day payroll operations of the company, process weekly and monthly multi-state payrolls, process special payouts severance, bonuses, garnishments, employee benefits, prepare journal entries and account reconciliations for all general ledger balances related to payroll/benefits and bonus. To maintain the payroll system ensuring data input integrity and accuracy.

Payroll (50%)
Process payroll for over 200 salary and hourly employees for multiple business units.
Poll electronic time clocks and review the download information for completeness and accuracy of hours worked.
Contact various supervisors for any missed time.
Verify attendance, hours worked, and pay adjustments, and post information onto designated records.
Handle complaints or questions regarding discrepancies.
Calculate and include deductions, such as income tax withholding, insurance, and other deductions.
Set-up garnishments and validate calculations.
Review wages computed and correct errors to ensure the accuracy of payroll.
Maintain internal management reports.
Troubleshoot payroll software issues
Prepare monthly hours reporting for all business units.
Investigate tax inquiries from governmental agencies.
Payroll processing documentation
Maintain payroll accruals and accounting entries.

General Ledger Activities (10%)
Post daily banking activities to the general ledger.
Maintain cash management spreadsheet.
Maintain cash posting templates in SAP.
Reconciliation of various general ledger accounts
Payroll posting to general ledger

Accounts payable (20%)
Backup AP function.
Vendor master data

Expense Reporting (10%)
Review and approve expense reports for account accuracy.
Maintain Bank of America expense reporting system
Post credit card transaction to general ledger

All other duties as assigned (10%)

  • BS/BA degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 2+ years of experience processing exempt, non-exempt payrolls
  • Thorough knowledge of state and federal wage and hour laws, payroll tax laws and regulations
  • Experience processing payroll using ADP Workforce Now