Payroll Accountant

  • Systems Search
  • Elk Grove Village, IL 60007, USA
  • Nov 05, 2017
Full time Accounting

Job Description

To perform the day-to-day payroll operations of the company, process weekly and monthly multi-state payrolls, process special payouts severance, bonuses, garnishments, employee benefits, prepare journal entries and account reconciliations for all general ledger balances related to payroll/benefits and bonus. To maintain the payroll system ensuring data input integrity and accuracy


Payroll (50%)

Process payroll for over 200 salary and hourly employees for multiple business units.

Poll electronic time clocks and review the download information for completeness and accuracy of hours worked.

Contact various supervisors for any missed time.

Verify attendance, hours worked, and pay adjustments, and post information onto designated records.

Handle complaints or questions regarding discrepancies.

Calculate and include deductions, such as income tax withholding, insurance and other deductions.

Set-up garnishments and validate calculations.

Review wages computed and correct errors to ensure accuracy of payroll.

Maintain internal management reports.

Trouble shoot payroll software issues

Prepare monthly hours reporting for all business units.

Investigate tax inquiries from governmental agencies.

Payroll processing documentation

Maintain payroll accruals and accounting entries.

General Ledger Activities (10%)

Post daily banking activities to the general ledger.

Maintain cash management spreadsheet.

Maintain cash posting templates in SAP.

Reconciliation of various general ledger accounts

Payroll posting to general ledger

Accounts payable (20%)

Back-up AP function.

Vendor master data

Expense Reporting (10%)

Review and approve expense reports for account accuracy.

Maintain Bank of America expense reporting system

Post credit card transaction to general ledger

All other duties as assigned (10%)



  • BS/BA degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 2+ years of experience processing exempt, non-exempt payrolls

  • Thorough knowledge of state and federal wage and hour laws, payroll tax laws and regulations

  • Experience processing payroll using ADP Workforce Now