Payroll Accountant

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Job Description

The Payroll Accountant is primarily responsible for processing payroll and maintaining the employee database regarding salary and pay.  Responding to all payroll-related questions and monitoring compliance with government regulations.  Provides a quality experience to staff focused on YMCA core values: Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Caring. 

Qualifications
  • Commitment to valuing and promoting diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Associate’s Degree in payroll/accounting/finance or related field is preferred, but can be offset with a combination of some college and/or experience in payroll.
  • 2-4 years of experience in a payroll system (such as ADP or Kronos preferred).
  • Strong background in general ledger accounts and GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles).
  • Demonstrated skills in customer service, public relations, organizational skills, communications, supervision, computer knowledge, and file maintenance.
  • Computer proficiency, including practical application of MS Office suite, including Teams, and Zoom.
  • Strong proficiency in Word and Excel.
  • Organize and write procedures in a logical/methodical manner.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties’ Procedures and Policies.
  • Able to maintain confidential information.
  • Able and willing to complete online Child Abuse Prevention training on first day, and other online and in-person training as required.
Essential Functions

Payroll:

  • Support employees/managers related to payroll matters.
  • Process new hire/re-hire time cards, verify staff changes, W4 changes, and direct deposit changes
  • Send semi-monthly timecard approval emails to supervisors.
  • Develop and maintain exception reporting to assist supervisors to approve time by deadline in each pay cycle.
  • Manage and process work-study program, to include payments.
  • Perform various payroll reporting analysis and reconciliations.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, tax deductions, benefit deductions, etc.) in timely fashion for the Controller.

Learning and Development:

  • Enter/verify trainings are entered into timekeeping from LMS reports
  • Support/contact with employee/managers in regards to time paid for completed trainings
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Financial Development and Philanthropy:

  • Meet performance measurement by telling the Y story and raising charitable dollars to fulfill our mission.
  • Assist staff leadership team in reaching campaign goals through recruiting campaigners, making personal asks and supporting branch events.
Required Certifications
  • Associate’s Degree in payroll/accounting/finance or related field is preferred, but can be offset with a combination of some college and/or experience in payroll.