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A client of ours in the Williamston, MI area is searching for a Payroll Accountant. This position oversees and/or participates in the daily general ledger financial activities and/or proposes/assists in the preparation of the timely completion of annual and monthly financial statements, prepares analysis and makes accounting recommendations as necessary. 

Benefits of a Payroll Accountant:

  • Direct hire
  • Room for growth and advancement 
  • 401k contributions 

Duties of a Payroll Accountant:

  • Collects, prepares, and verifies all payroll data in HRIS system; Dayforce, including hours worked, vacation time, personal hours, and absences; reviews wages, earnings, withholdings, and deductions to ensure accuracy of payroll and compliance with government regulations. Inputs any adjustments if required.
  • Reviews and records all changes affecting payroll such as rate and withholding changes, insurance coverage, 401(k) contributions and loans, and other deductions; reconcile biweekly and semimonthly payroll reports, and distributes payroll in a timely manner; assists all employees with payroll related questions or problems.
  • Reviews and records new hire enrollments to update master payroll records used internally and through outside payroll services.
  • Prepares periodic reports covering earnings, taxes, deductions, profit sharing, 401(k) contributions, etc.; maintains accurate employee attendance records including usage of vacation and personal time.
  • Completes month-end process, including prepare monthly journal entries, including accruals.
  • Analyzes general ledger accounts and processes various accounts including month end and year end accounts.
  • Verifies and posts details of business transactions, such as funds received and disbursed, and reconciles cash accounts on daily basis.
  • Assists in preparation of annual audits, monthly financial statements and other requested reports.
  • Responsible for customer receivables and follow up collection activities. Reviews and reports on credit history of new and existing customers. Extends credit to customers and handles customer credit memos.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (BA) in Accounting (or related Financial Management discipline) from four year college or university. (required)
  • Three to five years related experience in accounting and/or training; might consider equivalent combination of education and experience, depending upon the mix.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and/or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Must have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Must be an excellent communicator dealing with all levels of the public, in addition to all levels at the Company.
  • Above average ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Upholds ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Problem solving and attention to detail
  • Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe, and some ERP system knowledge.
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