Payroll Tax Accountant

Overview

The Payroll Tax Accountant will be responsible for the accurate and timely recording of financial transactions to ensure that monthly financial statements are properly recorded. To prepare period-end journal entries and perform analytical review procedures during the monthly close and the reconciliation of the various balance sheet accounts thereafter. Approximately 30% of the month is devoted to journal entries and close procedures with the remaining 70% devoted to account reconciliations. .

 

**NO agency or third party submittals

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and post a high volume of journal entries for multiple clients during a compressed monthly close (medium level of complexity as determined by materiality or higher risk accounts)
  • Assess accuracy of payroll accounts and tax documents

     

  • Prepare account reconciliation for payroll balance sheet accounts

     

  • Prepare a high volume of balance sheet account reconciliations for multiple clients (medium level of complexity as determined by materiality or higher risk accounts)
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls
  • Ensure reporting in line with SOX compliance

     

  • Make suggestions for process improvement projects

Qualifications

  • 4 year college degree required with an emphasis in Accounting required
  • 3-5 years of accounting experience with at least 2 in a payroll/tax environment

     

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with numerous “clients”(Business Units, etc.)
  • Detailed and customer service oriented
  • Deadline oriented and willingness to work additional hours to meet those deadlines
  • Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Sound knowledge of U.S. GAAP
  • Intermediate Excel skills
  • Well-developed Microsoft Office Suite and PeopleSoft skills with Access skills desirable


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