Payroll Specialist
West Des Moines , Iowa
February 03, 2017
Our client has an immediate opening in payroll accounting. This position is primarily responsible for recieving, entering, and auditing payroll changes from Human Resources, Benefits, and authorized departmental heads.

Primary responsibilities include
-creating journal entries to support payroll updates
-Assist payroll accounting with balancing, reconciliations, ach requests, etc.
-Review and update involuntary wage assignments.
-Importing and the balancing of time record interfaces
-Provide payroll reports, metrics, and assigned management reports
-Review and processing of complex payroll procedures (leaves, death benefits, executive compensation, deferral plans, etc.)

Experience & Knowledge Experienced in payroll processing, accounting, and account reconciliation. Understand how to with compute wage and overtime payments as prescribed by FLSA, calculate and record payroll earnings and deductions, process a terminations, and involuntary wage withholdings. Uses computer or automated payroll system such as payroll software or payroll service bureaus to process a payroll with 500 or more employees. May assist in preparation of reports, tax reconciliation, audits, answer customer inquiries and research questions. Ability to generate routine or adjusting journal entries.

Has at least 1 year experience in Payroll or Accounting. Position may handle balancing, auditing, or ensuring the accuracy of semi-monthly payroll for the organization in accordance with federal, state and local laws along with SOX key control compliance.

Ability to calculate complex transactions and will work under general supervision.

Preferred experience:
-Processing 500+ employee payroll.
-Processing multi state garnishments and paying 25+ garnishments per payroll.
-Intermediate Microsoft Excel user, knowledge of pivot tables and Vlookup.
W-2 processing and understanding of the items in each box of the W-2.

Quick learner and self directed
Individual training and reference support readily available

This long-term contract position is available immediately and in West Des Moines. Pay is based on experience.

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