Payroll Accountant

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February 14, 2017

Payroll Accountant

Payroll Accountant
Seattle, WA

Job Details


  • Maintain     secure and confidential payroll system and files, exercise a high degree     of discretion and integrity when dealing with sensitive payroll     information
  • Administer     the time keeping system. Set up employee, validate adherence to FLSA,     monitor submission of approved timesheets, and ensure valid data transfers     to/from payroll system.
  • Compile     payroll data such as garnishments, vacation time, insurance and 401(k)     deductions.
  • Analyzes,     prepares and inputs payroll data. Uses Paylocity (processor) to produce     accurate and timely payroll. Ensures compliance with applicable state and     federal wage and hour laws.
  • Contact     various department supervisors for any missed time entry or approvals.
  • Take a     leadership role in developing or changing payroll procedures to improve     accuracy and efficiencies by evaluating process flow, proposing new procedures,     assist in management education and training
  • Prepares     monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked,     vacation accrual, tax deductions, benefit deductions, etc.) for     management.
  • Prepares     various journal entries, account reconciliations, and provides general     ledger support.
  • Maintains     current knowledge of applicable state and federal wage and hour laws.
  • Stays     current on payroll systems to achieve alignment with HR benefits and other     related and to ensure effective accounting support.

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum     of 3 years’ experience in day to day payroll operations.
  • Excellent     verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability     to prioritize and meet deadlines in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability     to work effectively and constructively in a team environment.
  • Knowledge     in the use of payroll systems.
  • Excited     about an early stage company environment and driven to make a difference.
  • Experience     working in the Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Research & Development,     or Medical Device industries preferred.
  • BA/BS degree in Accounting or Finance a plus

(Payroll Specialist, Payroll Administrator, Senior Payroll Specialist, Sr. Payroll Specialist)

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