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Senior Payroll Auditor

San Diego, California, United States
Closing date
Mar 7, 2024

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Senior Payroll Auditor

Looking to work at a firm that encourages a work life balance?

Withum is a forward-thinking, technology-driven advisory and accounting firm, helping clients to Be in a Position of StrengthSM in today's modern business landscape.  Withum empowers clients with innovative tools and solutions to address their accounting, tax and overall business management needs. Withum is a place where talent thrives. We recruit only the best and brightest people, with a genuine passion for the business.

Withum Payroll Auditors are responsible for performing audits of employer contributions to Multi-Employer benefit and related trust funds under the supervision of Withum's Payroll Audit leadership team. The Senior Payroll Auditor is given new responsibilities, including training and development of new Payroll Compliance staff; continued training and development of existing staff on more complex Trusts; and assignment of large, complex and/or multi-Trust jobs. You will be responsible for the completion of these large jobs as the in-charge auditor responsible for the planning and completion of the job. You will also become a resource for Compliance Staff Auditors to clarify issues and answer general questions. In addition, you will begin to take responsibility for limited client engagement functions under the direct supervision of a Manager.

Withum's brand is a reflection of our people, our culture and our strength. Withum has become synonymous with teamwork and client service excellence. The cornerstone of our success can truly be accredited to the dedicated professionals who work here every day, whose mission is to help our clients grow and thrive - to be in a position of strength. But our commitment goes beyond our clients as we continue to live the Withum Way, promoting personal and professional growth for all team members, clients, and surrounding communities.

How You'll Spend Your Time:

* Traveling to employer locations, or remotely, depending on client needs, to perform testing of employer contributions made to trust funds (employee benefit plans) to verify employer compliance with contract requirements
* Performing complex analysis of records to complete assigned testing procedures to meet testing objectives and Trust requirements
* Applying professional skepticism to all aspects of work product
* Working independently to complete large, complex jobs or, if assigned as in-charge, delegating to other staff, communicating objectives and procedures to be performed and monitoring progress of the job
* Communicating directly with employers to confirm scheduled appointments, coordinate requests for records, and discuss findings
* Frequently working with Payroll Audit leadership to resolve audit questions and challenges
* Preparing payroll audit reports for management review
* Providing management with timely status updates on assigned work
* Providing new and experienced staff with on-the-job training, demonstrating proper workpaper techniques, responding to questions and performing file reviews
* Discerning between clerical and systemic errors in employer processes and, if necessary, determining how to modify test procedures
* Working independently but consulting with client Manager when appropriate
* Using knowledge, experience, and common sense in making decisions dealing with sensitive situations and ambiguous information
* Performing self-review of work and avoids minor workpaper review notes

The Kinds of People We Want to Talk to Have Many of The Following:

* Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration (Accounting, Economics, or Finance preferred), Liberal Arts, or Information Systems
* 2-5 years' experience in auditing or equivalent
* Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships
* Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing projects in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment
* Strong leadership, training, and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills to represent the Firm well to client's management
* Excellent analytical, organizational, project management skills, strong attention to detail, and proven innovative problem-solving skills

The compensation for this position will vary by location. If you reside in California, please see below. In addition to the base compensation, Withum offers a competitive benefits package and bonus program (for eligible roles) based on individual and firm performance. Final offer amounts are based on multiple factors such as the specific role, hiring location, as well as the individual's skills, experience and qualifications. For additional information on our benefits, visit our website at

California ranges are from $68,000 - $95,000 annually

Withum will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, height, weight, disability or because they are a protected veteran. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


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