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Payroll Accountants process payments for employees in a timely fashion. Sample resumes of Payroll Accountants include such skills as responding to employee questions regarding their pay, processing expense reports for the company, and maintaining payroll-related general ledger account reconciliations. A Bachelor's degree in the field of accounting is a standard requirement for this position, but an associate's degree being present on an applicant's resume is sufficient. An understanding of math and basic accounting principles is also expected from those who wish to become Payroll Accountants.

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Payroll Accountant

Responsible for monitoring and processing all functions of payroll for over 1500 international and domestic employees.

  • Consistently met or exceeded timelines and prioritizing workflow processes.
  • Participated in executive level meeting planning. Collaborated with department manager and peers to develop and implement policies and procedures to increase internal efficiencies.
  • Provided assistance to human resources department staff on an as needed basis.
  • Conducted time sheet entry and distribution of payroll checks to various offices.
  • Reviewed employees W2, W4, and state forms and prepared U.S. Department of Labor Reports DC and VA.
Candidate Info
34
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
HS
Payroll, Electronic Ft And Human Resources
2

Payroll Accountant

Responsible for the operational and transactional integrity of payroll for 300+ employees. Prepare and analyze payroll reports and ensure adherence to company budgets and forecasts. Proactively manage payroll spend through analysis of gross pay and head count reports. Review and maintain accurate weekly payroll schedules. Monitor worker's compensation claims and reduce the current experience modification rating of 2.8. Conduct 401(K), worker's compensation and disability audits.

  • Reduced processing time for payroll reporting 40% by consolidating six reports into one payroll dashboard
  • Achieved $45K/year savings by implementing a review process for medical, life and disability insurance bills
  • Reduced the payroll accrual processing time 60% by using payroll reports and Excel tables
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration, Accounting
3

Payroll Accountant

Responsible for the preparation of biweekly and monthly payroll and employment benefits for over 1,000 employees, using ADP.

  • Trained four Payroll Clerks in basic payroll operations; oversaw the conversion of ADP to an in-house system.
  • Analyzed data for annual audits; prepared City and State reports for government filings.
  • Prepared payroll tax in compliance with local, state and federal tax laws and regulations.
  • Collaborated with Chief Accountant on special projects.
  • Promoted from general Accountant to Payroll Accountant.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
C
Entrepreneurship
BS
Accounting
MA
Accounting
4

Payroll Accountant

Executed daily operations of payroll operations and payment of deductions to proper agencies including union dues, credit unions, and savings bonds.

  • Responsible for running weekly payroll for New York hourly employees.
  • Prepared, examined, and analyzed accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assure accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Computed local taxes owed and prepared tax returns for Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting and other tax requirements.
  • Maintained a complete knowledge of a constantly changing and improving online payroll system, including advising supervisors of operation problems and possible improvements.
  • Increased employee satisfaction by accurately handling the payroll helpdesk, answering questions regarding correct and accurate payroll time entry and the use of online payroll system, and solving problems involving payroll and time entry. Many times the volume of calls would exceed 100 per day.
  • Trained additional Customer service specialists.
Candidate Info
28
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
5

Payroll Accountant

Processed bi-weekly and monthly payroll using Ceridian

  • Calculated salaries, rate changes, retroactive adjustments overtime, bonus, vacation, termination & garnishments
  • Maintained employee related payroll files
  • Processed & reviewed 1099's; reviewed and distributed W-2's
  • Reconciled operating bank account
  • Assisted in the Finance department whenever necessary
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
C
Business
6

Professional Payroll Accountant

Monitored employee benefit deductions, garnishment payments, earnings credits, and compensation funding (wages, withholding, 401K, etc.) Conducted daily processing and controls, checking dispositions, preparing monthly bank reconciliations, and resolving variances.

  • Receiving compensation information, prepared payroll for over 1K impatriate (inbound to the US) assignees via IA Cross Reporting Repository.
  • Corresponded with US banks, 3rd party deduction administrators, and HR administrators, answering 500+ employee inquires monthly.
  • Reduced funds discrepancies by over 85%, collaborating with Citibank resolving outstanding differences in excess of $500K.
  • Worked with Citibank Wordlink, transferring employees' allowances to foreign banks, tracing problems with transfers and following through to competition.
  • Cooperated with Ernst & Young on over 600 international and domestic assignees, determining hypothetical withholding calculations, W2 correction, and 911 housing exclusion.
  • Trained 10 associates in Philippines, facilitating off-shore transition of payroll activities.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
AS
Applied Science
7

Payroll Accountant

Prepared semi-monthly payrolls for 50 regional offices across the country for 800 to 1,000 employees with a value of over $1 million each pay period. Payrolls included commissioned, exempt and nonexempt personnel. Familiar with state laws across the country involving garnishments, Workers Compensation, and taxes.

  • Assisted with transition from IBM System 36 based payroll system with Ceridian to a Symix system and eventually to an outside vendor -- ADP.
  • Entered all newly-hired employee information and prepared paperwork for Human Resources use.
  • Prepared payroll journal entries and reconciled payroll accounts.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
AA
Business
8

Payroll Accountant

Internal Control

  • Reported payroll for a multi-site organization employing over 400 individuals.
  • Converted the organization from legacy system to Heavyjob including implementation and migration.
  • Increased corporate billings by 6% from underreported field data sheets.
  • Implemented necessary internal controls over payroll processing resulting in a zero error rate.
  • Daily management meetings involving S.W.O.T. analysis and business strategy planning.
  • Readily prepared ad hoc reports for sundry business requirements.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AAS
Accounting
BA
Accounting
9

General & Payroll Accountant; Account Manager

  • Developed and implemented process of reviewing journal entries and invoices for all payrolls processed on behalf of clients, resulting in an over 90% reduction in invoicing and posting errors.
  • Processed multiple clients' payroll including S125 Cafeteria and retirement benefits within policy deadline.
  • Reconciled client liability accounts.
  • Oversaw payments to third party vendors on behalf of clients.
  • Audited client taxable wages each month.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Economics
10

Payroll Accountant

Responsible for managing the process of all benefits and payroll for a business with up to 250 employees in Georgia.
Delivered Results

  • Prepared and verified the payroll journal entries.
  • Verified the data entry of payroll and benefits to ensure accurate process of payroll
  • Maintained vacation history in payroll data and provided details to employees as requested.
  • Set-up and reorganized employee master file information.
  • Transmitted 401K reporting to third party vendor accurately.
  • Created benefit information in HR Profile
  • Verified and audited all benefit information entered in Payroll and HR Profile
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job

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