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Senior Payroll Accountant

Forest Lake, Illinois, United States
Closing date
Feb 29, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Senior Payroll Accountant

My client is looking for a detail-oriented and experienced Payroll Accountant to oversee all aspects of payroll accounting (not processing). The ideal candidate will have a strong background in payroll administration, compliance, and a deep understanding of multi-entity payroll processes. This role requires meticulous attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

Job Description:
  • Must have experience with Paycor Payroll Software
  • Experienced with balance sheet, withholding accountants, and 401k reconciliations.
  • Experienced with payroll and PTO accruals.
  • Posting bi-weekly payroll to the GL (use SAGE and QB for posting).
  • Experience with expense and intercompany transactions.
  • Multi Location BU's.
  • Proven experience as a Payroll Accountant, preferably in a multi-business unit environment.
  • Strong understanding of payroll regulations and compliance requirements.
  • Proficient in using payroll software and MS Office Suite.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with confidentiality.

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field.
  • 3+ years relevant experience
  • High level of proficiency with MS Office Including advanced Excel skills, experience with shared drives, closing & budgeting BI tools
  • Proficiency in cloud-based accounting software
  • Ability to analyze data
  • Strong organizational and critical thinking skills
  • Strong communication skills - both written and verbal
  • Sense of urgency and strong relational skills
  • Player-coach mindset and approach

Preferred Skills
  • Paycor
  • QuickBooks
  • Sage Intacct

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