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Staff Accountant

Company: McKinley and Company Recruitment, Inc
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Our Client is a manufacturing company seeking Staff Accountant for their Des Plaines, IL Corporate office.Position Summary:Perform the day-to-day payroll operations of the company, process weekly multi-state payrolls, process special payouts severance, bonuses, garnishments, employee benefits, prepare journal entries and account reconciliations for all general ledger balances related to payroll. Maintain payroll system ensuring data input integrity and accuracy. Support Plant Controller by performing daily cost roll-ups and monthly analytical review of product cost. Perform daily bank postings in SAP. Audit, post and approve weekly expense reports.RESPONSIBILITIES:Payroll (25%)

  • Process payroll for over 200 salary and hourly employees for multiple business units.
    • Poll electronic time clocks and review the download information for completeness and accuracy of hours worked.
      • Contact various supervisors for any missed time.
        • Verify attendance, hours worked, and pay adjustments, and post information onto designated records.
          • Handle complaints or questions regarding discrepancies.
            • Calculate and include deductions, such as income tax withholding, insurance and other deductions.
              • Set-up garnishments and validate calculations.
                • Review wages computed and correct errors to ensure accuracy of payroll.
                  • Maintain internal management reports.
                    • Trouble shoot payroll software issues
                      • Prepare monthly hours reporting for all business units.
                        • Investigate tax inquiries from governmental agencies.
                          • Payroll processing documentation
                            • Maintain payroll accruals and accounting entries.General Ledger Activities General Ledger (15%)
                              • Post daily banking activities to the general ledger
                                • Maintain cash management spreadsheet
                                  • Maintain cash posting templates in SAP
                                    • Reconciliation of various general ledger accounts
                                      • Payroll posting to general ledgerAccounts payable (10%)
                                        • Back-up AP function
                                          • Generate weekly payment runsExpense Reporting (15%)
                                            • Review and approve expense reports for account accuracy
                                              • Maintain Certify expense reporting system
                                                • Post credit card transactions to general ledger
                                                  • Audit expense reports for accuracy and complianceCost Accounting (30%)
                                                    • Daily maintenance of product cost roll-up
                                                      • Monthly analytical review of product costAll other duties as assigned (5%)REQUIREMENTS:
                                                        • BS/BA degree in Accounting or Finance
                                                          • 2+ years of experience processing exempt, non-exempt payrolls
                                                            • Through knowledge of state and federal wage and hour laws, payroll tax laws and regulationsPreferred:
                                                              • ADP Workforce Now
                                                                • SAP experience a plus.TRAINING
                                                                  • Employee Orientation
                                                                    • Legal Compliance CalendarSKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:
                                                                      • Possesses ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or technical manuals.
                                                                        • Ability required in the writing of routine reports, business correspondence, and documenting accounting procedures.
                                                                          • Ability to effectively create and present information; and respond to questions from employees, and managers.
                                                                            • Possesses good verbal communication skills.
                                                                              • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy is imperative.
                                                                                • Computer skills including the ability to operate computerized accounting system (SAP), Ceridian HR/Payroll Web and Microsoft applications (Excel, Word) at a proficient level.

Keywords: McKinley and Company Recruitment, Inc, Des Plaines , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Des Plaines, Illinois

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