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Payroll Accountant

Jackson, MS 39211

Posted: 01/08/2019 Industry: Accounting Pay Rate: $18.93 per hour

Responsible for processing various types of payroll transactions for the agency including processing payroll in a timely and accurate manner and preparing reports.  

  • Obtain and prepare payroll data such as hours worked, leave, element codes, taxes, insurance to be withheld and employee identification numbers from time sheets and other records.
  • Prepare computer input forms, enter data into computer files and/or compute wages and deductions and post to payroll records.
  • Review wages computed and review/balance to ensure accuracy of payroll.
  • Record changes affecting net wages such as exemptions, insurance coverage and withhold payments for each employee to update master payroll records.
  • Record data concerning transfer of employees between departments, salary adjustments and benefits.
  • Review personnel expenses to be charge/debited to each department and grants for cost accounting records to ensure the appropriation of charges.
  • Prepare periodic reports of earnings, taxes, deductions and leave, including tax deposits, quarterly reports and annual W-2 preparation.
  • Assist with gathering information for monthly/quarterly grant reimbursement requests.
  • Assist CFO with preparing audit/cost report and other information as needed.
  • Maintaining Ultipro payroll software and continually updating information and reconciling.
  • Prepare travel expense reimbursement for MCHS Services and CARES through electronic payment processing.
  • Assist with maintenance of Agency’s 403(b) Retirement Plan accounts (enrolling, terminating, transferring employees as per employment changes and election form options); bi-weekly uploads for employee deductions and employer match amounts; assist in coordinating annual audit for Plan and pull together the needed documentation
  • Responsible for demonstrating sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural/socioeconomic differences in the agency/program service population.

Other duties as assigned

Bachelor's degree, and two to four years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a strong knowledge of standard payroll accounting concepts, practices and procedures. Must have excellent communications and computer skills. Must be willing to use personal vehicle for agency travel when required.

Kelly Sellers

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