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Payroll Accounting Analyst

  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Type: Right to Hire
  • Ref No: 20-01036
  • Date: February 13, 2020
  • Job title:

Alexander Hawse

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Job Description - Payroll Accounting Analyst

Payroll Accounting Analyst


About the position:

Our client is seeking a detail oriented and organized individual to join the Chicago office. Reporting to the Payroll Director and Compensation Controller, this person will assist in reporting and reconciliation with a primary emphasis on payroll accounting. The ideal candidate will go beyond reporting, peel away the layers of data, and suggest constructive process improvements to further the group as a whole.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Conduct payroll analysis for the client and all affiliated payrolls
  • Support accounting interface, cash reconciliation, funding report, and reconcile clearing account
  • Track and process Accounts Receivable balances
  • Maintain up to date policies and procedures
  • Develop and formulate reports for Finance, Accounting and other internal and external groups
  • Complete ad-hoc responsibilities as determined by the Payroll Director and Compensation Controller
  • Assist in year-end and state audit deliverables
  • Analyze General Ledger Accounts regularly
  • Monitor all aspects of the payroll process in order to manage and identify differences

Skills & experience required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance with one to two years related experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Excel and Access. Hyperion experience is a plus
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to perform payroll accounting analysis
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality with the utmost integrity is required
  • ADP Workforce Now, ADP Reporting, and Workday experience a plus
  • Ability to multi-task in order to meet assigned deadlines
  • Use effective communication and leadership skills to promote positive group operations and relationships
  • Must take initiative, is detail oriented and is a highly organized and positive team playereedics1


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