Staff Accountant - AP/Payroll
Job Description Summary: Akira Technologies, Inc., a HubZone company is seeking a Staff Accountant whose concentration is primarily in carrying out payroll and A/P functions. The right individual will be responsible for performing, under minimal supervision, payroll duties such as payments of hours worked, personal time off, employee benefits, application of benefit deductions. In addition, you must have demonstrated experience reconciling processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances; charges expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports and recording entries and report sales taxes by calculating requirements on paid invoices. Duties and Responsibilities: · Prepares, analyzes and implements payroll transactions on a timely manner such as payments of hours worked, personal time off, employee benefits, application of benefit deductions. · Prepares and/or analyzes periodic payroll reports, payroll schedules, and payroll related journal entries using established policies, procedures, and guidelines on a timely manner. · Monitors federal, state and local taxes, Social Security contributions, employee benefit contributions, garnishments, and other deductions to ensure accuracy of individual pay. · Analyzes payroll reports, statements, records and making recommendations to improve payroll process. · Prepares and/or reviews the accuracy of payroll related journal entries and performs account reconciliation and analysis while ensuring supporting documentation is accurate and in compliance with company policies. · Evaluate and implement appropriate payroll policies and controls and payroll processing and system enhancements to increase efficiency. · Prepares audit schedules and assists/coordinates audit of accounting statements/reports · Coordinates payroll matters with other departments, locations, and business units. · Coordinates with payroll service provider on issues affecting company payroll. · Reconciles processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances. · Charges expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports; recording entries. · Pays vendors by monitoring discount opportunities; verifying federal id numbers; scheduling and preparing checks; resolving purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation; insuring credit is received for outstanding memos; issuing stop-payments or purchase order amendments. · Pays employees by receiving and verifying expense reports and requests for advances; preparing checks. · Maintains accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions. · Verifies vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions. Requirements: · A bachelor's degree in accounting or other finance related field · A minimum of 4 years of payroll and A/P experience · Focused, ambitious self-starter who exhibits attention to detail with excellent organizational skills. · Proven ability to successfully manage multiple tasks. · Strong working knowledge of Excel Spreadsheet, Windows, Outlook, and Word · Ability to maintain an optimistic, professional and credible attitude · Eagerness to learn complex enterprise software and hardware solutions to enable successful development of sales opportunities. · A team player capable of working within a collaborative environment and making contributions when appropriate. · Ability to efficiently solve problems by utilizing quality communication skills · Meticulousness with focus on quality customer service with capability to manage manifold deadlines and priorities Company Description Akira Technologies Inc. Is An Information Technology Company Delivering Sophisticated, Customized Solutions That Improve Business Efficiency. We founded Akira on a single promise to our clients, to do whatever it takes to deliver the right business results on time and on budget. Since 2003, we have consistently delivered on this promise, achieving success for our clients. Akira is an agile provider of technical solutions that enable mission-critical operations and decision-making. Our solutions help our customers improve their business performance through information technology transformation services focusing on architecture, information management, systems integration and integrated solutions.