Project based Payroll Specialist in Washington, District of Columbia

LHH

Washington, District of Columbia

Contract/Temporary

Accounting Principals is seeking a Payroll Specialist for a full-time, contract-to-hire position with a client in Washington, DC. Responsibilities:

  • Processes and reviews time reports for missed punches to obtain manager approvals for timecard sign off to process time data.
  • Verifies time batches loaded correctly and resolves any issues.
  • Reviews pay data detail report for entries to add on payroll import and validates totals prior to preparing payroll preview.
  • Reviews and audits Ad Hoc reports to identify entries needed on payroll import file.
  • Analyzes and interprets source documents to add miscellaneous payroll entries to payroll import file prior to preparing payroll preview.
  • Runs Retro Pay Batch.
  • Reviews and administers garnishment orders in employee profile.
  • Uploads 401k employee contributions through data bridge.
  • Processes and reviews payroll preview to analyze data against source documents and payroll reports to ensure all employees are paid accurately. If errors exist, reject, and make edits as needed; recalculate; and process another preview.
  • Audits all payroll preview reports and validates payroll register totals before acceptance of payroll.
  • Processes and saves all payroll standard reports, GL reports and payroll/tax funding impound reports.
  • Reconciles payroll reports to general ledger import files and identifies errors.
  • Prepares necessary journal entries to ensure payroll transactions are balanced and properly recorded on general ledger.
  • Processes and reconciles monthly, quarterly and year end payroll reporting.
  • Maintains and develops reports in ADPR for leadership and creates customized reports to provide analysis.
  • Assists with answering questions from employees regarding wages and other payroll inquiries.
  • Possesses knowledge and understanding of garnishment rules and processes.
  • Resolves tax related issues, corresponds with tax agencies, and interprets federal, state, and local tax returns, laws, and regulations.
  • Verifies employee timecard to create manual check entry for missed hours ensuring correctness of hours, rate of pay and accurately calculating payment of wages.
  • Processes general ledger payroll translations by adding new pay codes.
  • Processes employee check reversals/reissues in ADP and direct deposit reversals in Smart Compliance.
  • Assists in setup and maintenance of all SUI and SIT accounts.
  • Performs other payroll related tasks assigned by manager.
  • Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Accounting or Payroll certification (FPC, CPP) strongly preferred.
  • At least 3+ years multi-state payroll experience.
  • MUST have experience with ADP.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills preferred.
  • Pre-employment drug screen, background check, and TB test required for all new hires.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and communication (written/verbal) skills.
  • Strong prioritizing, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-motivated, attentive to details, and ability to meet firm deadlines.
  • Must present strong ability to work as a team.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

    To read our Candidate Privacy Information Statement, which explains how we will use your information, please navigate to https://www.accountingprincipals.com/candidate-privacy.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

    To read our Candidate Privacy Information Statement, which explains how we will use your information, please navigate to https://www.lhh.com/us/en/candidate-privacy

    The Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

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    Project based Payroll Specialist

    LHH

    23 days ago

    Contract/Temporary

    Washington, District of Columbia

    Accounting Principals is seeking a Payroll Specialist for a full-time, contract-to-hire position with a client in Washington, DC. Responsibilities:

  • Processes and reviews time reports for missed punches to obtain manager approvals for timecard sign off to process time data.
  • Verifies time batches loaded correctly and resolves any issues.
  • Reviews pay data detail report for entries to add on payroll import and validates totals prior to preparing payroll preview.
  • Reviews and audits Ad Hoc reports to identify entries needed on payroll import file.
  • Analyzes and interprets source documents to add miscellaneous payroll entries to payroll import file prior to preparing payroll preview.
  • Runs Retro Pay Batch.
  • Reviews and administers garnishment orders in employee profile.
  • Uploads 401k employee contributions through data bridge.
  • Processes and reviews payroll preview to analyze data against source documents and payroll reports to ensure all employees are paid accurately. If errors exist, reject, and make edits as needed; recalculate; and process another preview.
  • Audits all payroll preview reports and validates payroll register totals before acceptance of payroll.
  • Processes and saves all payroll standard reports, GL reports and payroll/tax funding impound reports.
  • Reconciles payroll reports to general ledger import files and identifies errors.
  • Prepares necessary journal entries to ensure payroll transactions are balanced and properly recorded on general ledger.
  • Processes and reconciles monthly, quarterly and year end payroll reporting.
  • Maintains and develops reports in ADPR for leadership and creates customized reports to provide analysis.
  • Assists with answering questions from employees regarding wages and other payroll inquiries.
  • Possesses knowledge and understanding of garnishment rules and processes.
  • Resolves tax related issues, corresponds with tax agencies, and interprets federal, state, and local tax returns, laws, and regulations.
  • Verifies employee timecard to create manual check entry for missed hours ensuring correctness of hours, rate of pay and accurately calculating payment of wages.
  • Processes general ledger payroll translations by adding new pay codes.
  • Processes employee check reversals/reissues in ADP and direct deposit reversals in Smart Compliance.
  • Assists in setup and maintenance of all SUI and SIT accounts.
  • Performs other payroll related tasks assigned by manager.
  • Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Accounting or Payroll certification (FPC, CPP) strongly preferred.
  • At least 3+ years multi-state payroll experience.
  • MUST have experience with ADP.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills preferred.
  • Pre-employment drug screen, background check, and TB test required for all new hires.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and communication (written/verbal) skills.
  • Strong prioritizing, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-motivated, attentive to details, and ability to meet firm deadlines.
  • Must present strong ability to work as a team.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

    To read our Candidate Privacy Information Statement, which explains how we will use your information, please navigate to https://www.accountingprincipals.com/candidate-privacy.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

    To read our Candidate Privacy Information Statement, which explains how we will use your information, please navigate to https://www.lhh.com/us/en/candidate-privacy

    The Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

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