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Payroll Accountant Job Description

Payroll Accountant Job Description

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Payroll Accountant Job Description

We are looking for an experienced payroll accountant to overview daily payroll operations in our company.

To ensure success as a payroll accountant, you should demonstrate knowledge of applicable tax laws and ideally have experience in a similar role. A first-class payroll accountant will be detail-oriented and someone who can accurately and timely process salaries.

If you meet these criteria and you have a degree in Finance or similar field, we’d like to hear from you.

Payroll Accountant Responsibilities:

  • Oversee employee paychecks

  • Calculate net salaries considering deductions and withholdings

  • Ensure payroll and tax documents are accurate

  • Update general ledger and payroll files

  • Prepare accounting files, records, and schedules

  • Monitor paid and unpaid leaves

  • Process overtime earnings or holiday deductions

  • Resolve payroll problems (e.g. overlooked bank holidays, late payments, etc.)

  • Answer employee questions concerning payroll

  • Participate in payroll audits

  • Ensure compliance with governmental laws on payroll accounting and taxes

Payroll Accountant Requirements:

  • An associate's or bachelor's degree in accounting.

  • Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) will be advantageous.

  • A minimum of two years' experience as a Payroll Accountant, or in a similar role.

  • Proficiency in Payroll Software, such as BrightPay and Payroll Mate.

  • Extensive experience in preparing ledger entries and processing payments.

  • In-depth knowledge of applicable tax laws.

  • Experience in preparing payroll and tax reports, as well as answering payroll inquiries.

  • Ability to maintain and update employees' payroll files.

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.