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Financial Analyst - Accounts Payable

Employer
City of Atlanta, GA
Location
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Closing date
Jun 4, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Data Analyst
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

* Associate's or bachelor's degree in accounting, Finance, or Business Administration (experience in place of education will be accepted)
* 2-4 years of progressive experience working with systems in a web-based or ERP environment (ADP, Dayforce, UltiPro) Oracle is preferred but will train the qualified candidate.
* Experience with internal/external auditors
* Strong analytical and mathematical skills

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

* Associate's or bachelor's degree in accounting, Finance, or Business Administration (experience in place of education will be accepted)
* 2-4 years of progressive experience working with systems in a web-based or ERP environment (ADP, Dayforce, UltiPro) Oracle is preferred but will train the qualified candidate.
* Experience with internal/external auditors
* Strong analytical and mathematical skills

At the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our police officers, firefighters and building inspectors keep our citizens safe. Our Public Works staff keeps our City clean and helps maintain, build and improve our City's infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life.

Our engineers help keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating and our buildings maintained. Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta! If you are seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.

Posting: Open Until Filled

Salary Range: $42,434.91 to $56,562.69

Under the direction of the Director of Shared Services, the Payroll Accountant is part of the City of Atlanta Accounts Payable team processing invoices over 80K+ vendors on an Oracle platform. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the accounts payable cycle, help maintain efficient accounts payable processes that comply with all state and federal regulations, conduct bi-weekly audits of large amounts of data and documents for inefficiencies and errors, and reconciliation of various account payables and payroll accounts. The Accounts Payable Accountant performs these tasks along with other job duties assigned with a focus on stellar customer service, attention to detail, and process reengineering while having the capability to adapt to a changing environment and meet deadlines.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* TEAMWORK attitude is essential.
* Emphasis on accuracy, attention to detail, thoroughness, and meeting deadlines.
* Able to work cross-functionally with all levels of management and with internal and external departments.
* Review and balance payrolls before and after they have been processed - focus on minimizing overpayments and bank file reconciliation.
* Generating payroll reports for Managers and other internal departments to review
* Respond to various audit and tax agency queries and requests.
* Quarterly monitoring of wage garnishments to ensure garnishments are applied and completed per State and Federal rules and regulations.
* Work in conjunction with the AP Manager, Payroll Manager, and Shared Services Director to establish efficient SOP's and vendor payment reconciliations.
* Assist with various weekly/monthly 3rd party reconciliations and accrual processes, single audits, internal and external audits.
* The candidate will be responsible for the AP and Payroll escheatment process.
* The candidate will be responsible for the 1099 and ORR process.
* Collaborate and assist with managing various projects/tasks as needed.
* Additional duties may be assigned as needed.

Personal Development

* Seeks to lead payroll and tax compliance knowledge for the organization.
* Seeks to be an expert on available systems and tools with a focus on continuous improvement to support business needs.
* Strengthens skills for improved operational efficiency and applies them.
* Supports all areas of the organization with departmental projects as requested.

COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE & VALUES

* Excellent written, verbal, and oral communication skills.
* Strong mathematical and numeracy skills
* Detail orient
* Time management and organization - must be able to prioritize, balance responsibilities, and meet deadlines.
* Reliable and responsible team member, conscientious of time-sensitive job responsibilities.
* Knowledge of basic accounting practices and procedures
* Strong in-depth knowledge of applicable state and federal payroll and related tax regulations, legislation, and guidelines including, but not limited to writs of garnishment, child support, and levies,
* Strong analytical and research skills.
* Working knowledge of Microsoft/Office 365
* Ability to work effectively across organizational lines as well as with vendor partners.
* Ability to respond to highly variable problem situations.

At the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our police officers, firefighters and building inspectors keep our citizens safe. Our Public Works staff keeps our City clean and helps maintain, build and improve our City's infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life.

Our engineers help keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating and our buildings maintained. Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta! If you are seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.

Posting: Open Until Filled

Salary Range: $42,434.91 to $56,562.69

Under the direction of the Director of Shared Services, the Payroll Accountant is part of the City of Atlanta Accounts Payable team processing invoices over 80K+ vendors on an Oracle platform. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the accounts payable cycle, help maintain efficient accounts payable processes that comply with all state and federal regulations, conduct bi-weekly audits of large amounts of data and documents for inefficiencies and errors, and reconciliation of various account payables and payroll accounts. The Accounts Payable Accountant performs these tasks along with other job duties assigned with a focus on stellar customer service, attention to detail, and process reengineering while having the capability to adapt to a changing environment and meet deadlines.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* TEAMWORK attitude is essential.
* Emphasis on accuracy, attention to detail, thoroughness, and meeting deadlines.
* Able to work cross-functionally with all levels of management and with internal and external departments.
* Review and balance payrolls before and after they have been processed - focus on minimizing overpayments and bank file reconciliation.
* Generating payroll reports for Managers and other internal departments to review
* Respond to various audit and tax agency queries and requests.
* Quarterly monitoring of wage garnishments to ensure garnishments are applied and completed per State and Federal rules and regulations.
* Work in conjunction with the AP Manager, Payroll Manager, and Shared Services Director to establish efficient SOP's and vendor payment reconciliations.
* Assist with various weekly/monthly 3rd party reconciliations and accrual processes, single audits, internal and external audits.
* The candidate will be responsible for the AP and Payroll escheatment process.
* The candidate will be responsible for the 1099 and ORR process.
* Collaborate and assist with managing various projects/tasks as needed.
* Additional duties may be assigned as needed.

Personal Development

* Seeks to lead payroll and tax compliance knowledge for the organization.
* Seeks to be an expert on available systems and tools with a focus on continuous improvement to support business needs.
* Strengthens skills for improved operational efficiency and applies them.
* Supports all areas of the organization with departmental projects as requested.

COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE & VALUES

* Excellent written, verbal, and oral communication skills.
* Strong mathematical and numeracy skills
* Detail orient
* Time management and organization - must be able to prioritize, balance responsibilities, and meet deadlines.
* Reliable and responsible team member, conscientious of time-sensitive job responsibilities.
* Knowledge of basic accounting practices and procedures
* Strong in-depth knowledge of applicable state and federal payroll and related tax regulations, legislation, and guidelines including, but not limited to writs of garnishment, child support, and levies,
* Strong analytical and research skills.
* Working knowledge of Microsoft/Office 365
* Ability to work effectively across organizational lines as well as with vendor partners.
* Ability to respond to highly variable problem situations.

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