Payroll Acountant

<strong>At Emergent Holdings, we&rsquo;re creating an innovative environment where our employees belong authentically, contribute meaningfully, and thrive intentionally &mdash; both personally and professionally.</strong>

Lansing, USA

Emergent Holdings

<p class="p1"><strong>Emergent Holdings is driven by a singular goal &mdash; improving the health and safety of our customers and our communities. How do we do that? We create innovative insurance products, technology solutions, and services to support our key stakeholders &mdash; individuals, employers, providers, and strategic partners &mdash; improving the health and safety of the people and places we serve.</strong></p>

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Overview: <br />This position is directly responsible for the bi-weekly payroll processing of Emergent Holdings, Inc. Prepares all bi-weekly and monthly journal entries associated with payroll, bonuses, taxes, and pension. Reconcile all entities' general ledger withholding accounts and proposing correcting entries when necessary. This position also supports budget and forecast development, variance analysis, and monthly management of expense reporting. This position is responsible for all processes related to payroll and any supplemental analysis or support required for senior leadership.<br /><br /> <p><strong>WORKING CONDITIONS:</strong></p> <p>Work is performed in an office setting with no unusual hazards.&nbsp;</p>
Responsibilities: <br /> <ul> <li>Perform data entry to support payroll processing including, but not limited to, bi-weekly payroll, garnishments, imputed income, and compensation for all employees in the Enterprise.</li> <li>Process all non-routine payroll transactions, including voiding checks, issuing stop-payment orders, issuing and recording manual checks.</li> <li>Assists with the administration of electronic timekeeping system, monitors submissions of timecards, and ensures valid data transfers to/from payroll system.</li> <li>Assists with the reconciliation of payroll and tax ledger account for W-2 year-end processing.</li> <li>Perform bi-weekly and monthly journal entries related to payroll processing.</li> <li>Prepare month-end journal entries, analyzes account activity, reconciles general ledger accounts, and proposes correcting entries when necessary for all payroll, bonus, pension, and tax-related accounts in the Enterprise.</li> <li>Maintain and generate various reports, documents, and correspondence for internal and external customers.</li> <li>Interact with employees at all levels within the Company to effectively resolve payroll/timekeeping-related problems.</li> <li>Support monthly cost center reporting, including variance analysis.</li> <li>Assist in development and maintenance of budgets and forecasts, including variance analysis.</li> <li>Support system installations, conversions, and upgrades, including report design, development, and testing.</li> <li>Works closely with Human Resources to identify needs for system revisions, formulating system requests and recommendations, then analyzing post-implementation results of system changes.</li> <li>Compose, type, and edit documents and correspondence in response to situations dictated by job responsibilities.</li> <li>Act as liaison between Finance and Human Resources.</li> <li>Maintain confidentiality of information processed.</li> <li>Although duties normally follow established procedures, responsibilities may include routine, minor corrections to make documents acceptable for processing.</li> <li>Works under general supervision.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <br /> <p><strong>EDUCATION OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in accounting or finance.</li> <li>Combination of relevant education and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.&nbsp;</li> <li>Continuous learning, as defined by the Company&rsquo;s learning philosophy, is required.&nbsp;</li> <li>Certification or progress toward certification is highly preferred and encouraged.</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong>EXPERIENCE: (core for both)</strong></p> <ul> <li>Three years relevant payroll or accounting experience that provides the necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities is required.</li> <li>Oracle experience preferred.</li> <li>Experience working with multi-state payroll laws and working with more than one pay group at a time is necessary.</li> <li>Union and non-union working environments preferred.</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong>SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES (SKA) REQUIRED:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Ability to prepare and interpret financial reports and statements.</li> <li>Ability and proficiency in the use of computers and company standards software specific to position.</li> <li>Knowledge of accounting principles.</li> <li>Knowledge of financial systems, process flows, and internal controls.</li> <li>Knowledge of multi-entity accounting and reporting preferred.&nbsp;</li> <li>Excellent organizational and planning skills with the ability to prioritize work and forecast resources necessary to meet business objectives.</li> <li>Ability to perform intermediate mathematical computations.</li> <li>Ability to perform other assignments at locations outside the office.</li> <li>Ability to enter alpha/numeric data accurately.</li> <li>Excellent oral and written communication skills.</li> <li>Ability to solve problems independently</li> <li>Ability to identify addresses or makes recommendations regarding problems or improvement opportunities.</li> <li>Ability to make competent, independent decisions.</li> <li>Ability to work with minimum supervision.</li> </ul>