Wendell Foster – Payroll Accountant

Wendell Foster – Payroll Accountant

Wendell Foster in Owensboro, KY is seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented Payroll Accountant to join the Finance Team! Successful candidates will be highly motivated and professional with the following qualifications:

– Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration or related field preferred
– Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) preferred
– Minimum of three years payroll experience processing high volume payroll from start to finish
– Experience with Kronos Timekeeping and Abila HR/Payroll preferred
– GAAP financial experience
– Knowledge of state and local payroll taxes
– Knowledge of taxable and non-taxable deductions
– Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
– Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering financial information
– Strong attention to detail, organization, ability to multitask and prioritize tasks accordingly
– Experience with general ledger, bank, and benefit reconciliations
Position responsibilities include:

– Efficiently review and process high volume payroll data for 400+ employees bi-weekly
– Research and resolve issues related to payroll earnings, deductions, taxes, and PTO balances
– Process voluntary and involuntary deductions such as levies, garnishments, and child support orders
– General Ledger analysis, reconciliations, and research exception items
– Subject Matter Expert on timekeeping software, including training of new staff and supervisors on proper payroll procedures
– Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, PTO accrual, tax deductions, benefit deductions, etc.) for management
– Prepare bank and benefit reconciliations
– Primary contact for 403(b) audit inquiries
– Balance payroll runs, producing federal, state and local tax payments
– Current knowledge of ACA reporting requirements & State and Federal wage and hour laws
– Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, PTO, 403(b) match and Supplemental Insurances

Wendell Foster is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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