Payroll Accountant - Contract

    • Philadelphia, PA

Payroll Accountant - Contract
Mechanicsburg, PA

3-6 Month Contract

Position Summary

The Payroll Accountant in Shared Services is responsible for the accounting of payroll cycles and accruals. Prepares journal entries, reconciles balance sheet accounts and completes fluctuation analysis on salary, wage and benefit expenses. The Payroll Accountant ensures accuracy and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles as well as internal accounting controls.

Standards of Conduct and Performance

  • Demonstrates behaviors and attitudes consistent with the company's Mission Statement and Core Values. Demonstrates, maintains and upholds expectations set forth in the organizational Code of Conduct, including but not limited to con fidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information, time, attendance and punctuality.
  • Accomplishes individual and team goals and objectives. Seeks to clarify objectives when not clear. Self-motivated to meet and/or exceed the expectations of the job function. Displays strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize, and meet deadlines. Also possesses strong attention to detail.
  • Communicates effectively and respectfully, both verbally and in writing, with internal and external customers, co-workers, and management to create a positive work environment. Communicates with focus on accomplishing objectives. Avoids blame, focusing on learning instead. Shares information with others, balancing confidentiality and sensitivity with the need to communicate to remove silos.
  • Consistently demonstrates commitment to customer service excellence in all interactions with internal and external customers by responding to customers in a timely, professional and effective manner.
  • Promotes workplace safety through safe behaviors and by identifying potential risks, addressing them whenever possible and communicating those risks up the chain of command.
  • Identifies and initiates own professional growth through continued learning, self-study and involvement in professional activities and organizations.

  • Specific Duties
  • Perform accounting processes for payroll cycles as well as payroll and PTO accruals. Ensure all entries are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations monthly. Ensure appropriate classification of all balance sheet activity.
  • Interaction with the HR/Payroll group to ensure internal accounting controls are considered and followed.
  • Completion of fluctuation analysis and analytical review for shared services SWB expenses monthly and quarterly.
  • Support audit process by providing information to auditors, both internal and external, on a quarterly and annual basis.
  • Maintain and follow policies and procedures in order to ensure an effective system of internal accounting control and compliance with SOX 404.
  • Participate in system upgrades/patches to include documentation and testing.
  • Assist with the integration of acquisitions and/or joint ventures into our financial systems and processes.
  • Maintain deadlines and work in a fast paced environment.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining professional networks; participating in professional organizations, etc.
  • Support special projects and undertake other duties as requested.

  • Minimum Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance with experience in payroll accounting
  • Proficient with MS Excel
  • Experience with large-scale financial systems (Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP) a plus

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