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Payroll Specialist

Description

CFS is sourcing for a Payroll Specialist for a great client located in Downtown Chicago. In this role, you will be responsible for processing payroll for 200 employees, track time off, creating payroll related journal entries, and working cross functionally with HR. This is a full time, direct-hire opportunity.


Job Duties


  • Works under supervision of Payroll Manager

  • Works closely with Accounting Manager

  • Processes payroll for employees on a weekly basis

  • Attends to any employee or manager issues as it relates to payroll on a timely basis

  • Provides support and instruction for managers and employees to ensure proper use of the HR/Payroll system

  • Creates employee repayment schedules when payroll errors result in over-payment

  • Calculates severance payout schedules then ensures information is input into the system properly to pay the appropriate individual correctly

  • Works closely with Human Resources department to ensure data integrity within the HR/Payroll System

  • Creates and records all payroll-related journal entries into the general ledger

  • Reconciles the payroll cash bank account for all US and Canadian entities and investigates any discrepancies

  • Reconciles accrued wages monthly to ensure payroll journal entries are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

  • Provides managers with employee information by running useful and relevant reports out of the HR/payroll system

  • Assists Human Resources in managing the cost of the HR/Payroll system by monitoring the employee population for evidence of inactive employees

  • With consultation of payroll manager, creates or updates payroll policies that align with current company goals

  • Performs other accounting, payroll or administrative tasks as needed

Requirements

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in business with concentration in accounting or finance is required

  • 1+ year of accounting/payroll experience which can be gained from an internship or previous employment

  • Must possess basic math skills, the ability to analyze figures, knowledge of accounting principles, basic payroll policies and excellent verbal and written skills.

  • Must be able to multi-task, establish priorities and organize efficiently.

  • Knowledge of computers and familiarity with accounting/payroll software is also essential.

  • Proficiency in Excel, pivot tables and VLOOKUP’s are also required.

  • Experience with Ceridian Dayforce is preferred

  • Experience with Canadian payroll is preferred

Job Snapshot

Location US-IL-Chicago
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate $45,000.00 - $55,000.00 /Year
Store Type Accounting
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Company Overview

Creative Financial Staffing

CFS is a leading, employee-owned accounting and financial staffing firm—the largest one founded by CPA firms. With more than two decades of experience helping companies locate, attract and hire exceptional accounting & finance professionals, CFS has unique resources to better understand hiring needs, attract higher-caliber candidates and assess candidate potential. Established in 1994, CFS today operates 30+ offices across 21 states and the Caribbean. Serving most major U.S. markets and beyond, CFS connects companies with candidates, from entry-level to executive level, temporary to direct hire and project support to interim management. Learn More

Contact Information

US-IL-Chicago
Snapshot
Creative Financial Staffing
Company:
US-IL-Chicago
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
$45,000.00 - $55,000.00 /Year
Pay Rate:
Accounting
Store Type:

Description

CFS is sourcing for a Payroll Specialist for a great client located in Downtown Chicago. In this role, you will be responsible for processing payroll for 200 employees, track time off, creating payroll related journal entries, and working cross functionally with HR. This is a full time, direct-hire opportunity.


Job Duties


  • Works under supervision of Payroll Manager

  • Works closely with Accounting Manager

  • Processes payroll for employees on a weekly basis

  • Attends to any employee or manager issues as it relates to payroll on a timely basis

  • Provides support and instruction for managers and employees to ensure proper use of the HR/Payroll system

  • Creates employee repayment schedules when payroll errors result in over-payment

  • Calculates severance payout schedules then ensures information is input into the system properly to pay the appropriate individual correctly

  • Works closely with Human Resources department to ensure data integrity within the HR/Payroll System

  • Creates and records all payroll-related journal entries into the general ledger

  • Reconciles the payroll cash bank account for all US and Canadian entities and investigates any discrepancies

  • Reconciles accrued wages monthly to ensure payroll journal entries are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

  • Provides managers with employee information by running useful and relevant reports out of the HR/payroll system

  • Assists Human Resources in managing the cost of the HR/Payroll system by monitoring the employee population for evidence of inactive employees

  • With consultation of payroll manager, creates or updates payroll policies that align with current company goals

  • Performs other accounting, payroll or administrative tasks as needed

Requirements

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in business with concentration in accounting or finance is required

  • 1+ year of accounting/payroll experience which can be gained from an internship or previous employment

  • Must possess basic math skills, the ability to analyze figures, knowledge of accounting principles, basic payroll policies and excellent verbal and written skills.

  • Must be able to multi-task, establish priorities and organize efficiently.

  • Knowledge of computers and familiarity with accounting/payroll software is also essential.

  • Proficiency in Excel, pivot tables and VLOOKUP’s are also required.

  • Experience with Ceridian Dayforce is preferred

  • Experience with Canadian payroll is preferred

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