Sr. Payroll Accountant

Accounting Now
Washington, DC
Jul 20, 2021
Jul 24, 2021
Full Time
Essential Duties/Responsibilities:Analyze, reconcile, and maintain general ledger accounts and other financial records on a monthly basis in preparation for the quarterly reports and annual external audits.Coordinate corporate-wide time allocation processes, including reporting, system support, analysis, and staff communications.Forensic analysis of all time and payroll transactions, on a periodic basis, for inappropriate or unusual activity, reporting usual findings to the Senior Payroll Manager or ControllerPrepares and/or reviews the accuracy of payroll-related journal entries and performs account reconciliation and analysis while ensuring supporting documentation is accurate.Coordinator of all company-wide loan payroll processes, including reporting, support, analysis, and staff communicationAnalysis of employee time information and calculating appropriate pay amountsAnalysis and reconciliation of payroll tax liability ledger accounts, leading to the preparation of monthly activity analysis, including variation analysis and explanations for changes between periodsProjection and analysis of company compensation schedules, including preparation of payroll forecasting reports, budget to actual analysis reports, and suggesting revision in payroll budget estimates (based on analysis).Process bi-weekly payroll.Assists with technical responses to inquiries from employees, network organizations, and auditors regarding payroll and cash receiptsReviews and analyzes 401K reports to prepare corporate Annual Return retirement audit/Report of Employee Benefit Plan in compliance with federal tax regulations. Submits return for review by management.Supervises the timely filing of the returnEnsure accuracy of all payroll, including conciliating W2's.Analyzes transactions within financial systems (including general ledger, payroll, loan portfolio, and/or time and expense application) to determine the need for system enhancements or adjustments in the account structure.Prepares General Ledger account analyses for various general ledger accounts including variance analysis (discussing differences in amounts, and rationale of changes) between periods.Prepares journal entries, based on reconciliations and analysis, to ensure proper recording of financial transactions in a timely manner.Scope of Work: Technical consultants for time management, payroll, and/or General Ledger Application. Education: A college degree from an accredited four-year college or university, preferably with major course work in Accounting or ten years of experience in the field of Finance and Accounting or an equal combination of education and experienceLicenses, Certifications: CPP certification, preferred.