• Payroll Coordinator

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 4 months ago(4 months ago)
    Job ID
    2018-1383
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
  • Overview

    The Payroll Coordinator will process multiple bi-weekly payrolls for both exempt and non-exempt employees in a multi-state environment.  At peak capacity, the payroll load includes as many as 3,500 employees. Payroll processing includes ancillary payroll tasks including audits, tax payments, G/L reconciliation, garnishments and deductions, adjustments and documenting procedures.  Responsible for preparing various reports, maintaining accurate files and accounting records as well as conducting analysis and account reconciliation on a frequent basis. Position reports to AP/PR Manager and is non-exempt from overtime (paid for overtime).

    Responsibilities

    • Process multiple bi-weekly payrolls for exempt and non-exempt employees. This is high frequency, time-sensitive work.
    • Maintain knowledge of tax rules and regulations that govern payroll administration practices and ensure that payroll-related transactions are processed in compliance with external and internal policies, as well as applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
    • Perform General Ledger reconciliation process for all payroll accounts. Generate reports for actuals and accruals. Work with the Finance department on bank reconciliation.
    • Manage reconciliation of employee receivables.
    • Set up, process, and maintain changes to an employee’s voluntary and involuntary deductions such as direct deposits, benefits and garnishments.
    • Reconcile and calculate payroll adjustments, issue checks, process manual checks and void checks as needed.
    • Assist with filing all required payroll tax reports and processing payments.
    • Prepare accounts payable garnishment check requests and 401(k) wire payments as required.
    • Assist department managers and staff by answering payroll procedural questions, as well as researching and resolving payroll problems and discrepancies.
    • Run and provide post payroll reports for 401(k) and deferred compensation to facilitate reconciliation for proper financial reporting and auditing.
    • Process all taxable fringe benefits along with all other year-end entries; review and assist in the distribution of employee W-2s.
    • Work with HR department and employees to process replacement payroll checks.
    • Work with HR department to collaboratively administer all company attendance and time reporting, benefits and payroll policies.
    • Assist with special projects as required.
    • Prepare supporting schedules for annual audit.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • At least a two year business degree with an accounting emphasis.
    • Minimum of 3 years of heavy payroll processing experience in a multi-state environment.
    • Experience handling bonuses, 401(k) and other benefits.
    • Must have excellent customer-service orientation and a high degree of professionalism.
    • Must be flexible, able to manage multiple tasks, and have strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external contacts at all levels of the organization.
    • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
    • Knowledge of payroll policies, procedures, and regulations.
    • Knowledge of general accounting and accrual principles.
    • Experience in month-end close and reconciliation process.
    • Strong research and resolution skills, problem solving skills, and data analysis skills.
    • Strong documentation, recordkeeping and filing skills.
    • Strong proficiency with UltiPro or similar HRIS systems, 10-key data entry and Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills to prioritize and coordinate workload with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.
    • Ability to handle confidential information in an appropriate manner.
    • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
    • Prompt and reliable attendance is an essential function of this position.
    • Qualified candidates must be willing and available to work extended hours as needed.

    Working Conditions

    • Core hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Overtime is expected in order to keep up with all accounting and payroll deadlines, as the needs of the overall accounting department dictate.

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