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Payroll Accountant

Company: King & Spalding
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

King & Spalding, a leading global law firm, is currently seeking a Payroll Accountant to join our Human Resources in Atlanta. The department offers the opportunity for an accountant to join an innovative and collaborate team focused on supporting payroll and accounting practices and developing solutions to improve processes and procedures. The Payroll Accountant will work closely with the Human Resources and Finance teams and will report to the Associate Director of HR Operations.

The firm offers a generous total compensation package with bonuses and raises awarded in recognition of individual merit-based performance. Eligible employees may participate in King & Spalding's comprehensive benefit program including health and wellness plan, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and a health savings account, a 401(k) plan, profit sharing plan, on-site gym access, discount programs, an onsite childcare center and a substantial Paid Time Off (PTO) program.

Candidates will have the following responsibilities:

  • General Ledger subject matter expert interfacing with Finance and accounting for monthly reconciliation.
  • Supports the accounting team with month-end close process by reconciling assigned general ledger accounts, investigating discrepancies, generating payroll, tax, and other ad-hoc reports
  • Assists with tax and benefits audits with payroll and benefit service providers (including reviewing and coding vendor invoices). Supports monthly Benefit account reconciliations.
  • Payroll Audit lead including: Monthly (Parking Audit, DSL Audit, Payroll Processing Audits, Month-end and net pay results reporting, Tax reporting, Bank Reconciliation, International and Domestic pay code auditing)
  • Assist external auditors in quarterly reviews and annual audits
  • Develops user procedures, guidelines and documentation by reviewing policies, procedures and continually improve assigned processes
  • Ensure that payroll reports are accurate and timely filed with appropriate governmental authorities (i.e. tax filings)
  • Back-up processer for multi-state payroll utilizing UltiPro for salaried and hourly employees
  • Develop, maintain and support a variety of reports or queries utilizing appropriate reporting tools. (i.e. Cognos reporting experience is preferred). Develops techniques for compiling, preparing and presenting data.
    Successful Candidates are detail oriented, efficient and have the capacity to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, high volume environment. Candidates should have well-developed Microsoft Office skills, including intermediate Excel proficiency (i.e., VLOOKUP's and pivot tables) and demonstrate the ability to problem solve and communicate with all levels of personnel. Candidates must have knowledge of overtime/double-time pay rules and payroll tax compliance requirements. Candidates should also have the ability to analyze relationships of financial and non-financial data to spot variances from normal. Candidates are required to have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; 3 years of job related experience in accounting or payroll processing is preferred.

    We are proud of our remarkably cohesive culture, which now encompasses more than 2000 lawyers and business professionals in 21 offices worldwide. We seek to attract and develop the very best talent to work with us.

    King & Spalding LLP (K&S) is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all state, federal, and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other status protected by applicable law.

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Keywords: King & Spalding, Atlanta , Payroll Accountant, Human Resources , Atlanta, Georgia

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