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Location: Des Moines
Posted on: July 4, 2024

Job Description:

The Payroll Accountant II is responsible for assisting the Payroll Supervisor with maintaining company payroll functions. This position is also responsible for all tasks related to producing payroll (including payroll, bonus, stock, and payroll tax procedures) for the company¿s salaried employees. This position requires payroll processing experience in mid-size companies (250+ employees) and works to maintain employee job satisfaction by communicating with them regularly on the telephone and by email.

Job Tasks & Responsibilities

¿ Process separate payrolls for disbursement of fiscal year bonus

¿ Complete salaried personnel unemployment compensation claims at the State`s request.

¿ Change paid time off and all other benefit information in the salaried employees¿ records

in an accurate and timely manner. Make tenure appropriate changes to employees PTO accruals.

¿ Check and summarize all payrolls and records by state. Review all payrolls for accuracy

and system integrity. Maintain payroll records, including salary histories and paid time off information. Responsible for balancing general ledger accounts from payroll.

¿ Prepare, compute, and input the semi-monthly salaried payroll. Process and distribute payroll checks. Process and transmit ACH file transfer for salary and hourly payrolls to various banks.

¿ Create salaried employee payroll records as new hires in system prior to online orientation. Coordinate with HR to determine eligibility of employee benefits. Process benefits, deductions and accruals as they relate to payroll for employee benefit programs.

¿ Update salaried employee records for wage increases, position and grade changes, transfer to new locations/states, and/or business units. Update employee status and distribution of payroll costs.

¿ Terminate salaried employees in the system, issuing manual checks if required by state guidelines. Update tax website with terminated employee¿s information.

¿ Direct payments, handle deductions, and maintain all required supplemental records for health, life, long-term disability, short-term disability, 401k deductions, flex deductions and deferred compensation. Reconcile monthly billings and submit payments for medical, dental, flex, life, LTD, and HSA benefits.

¿ Manage withholding levies, wage garnishments, and child support, making the appropriate remittances. Verify wages as requested.

¿ Set up and maintain logs and files for payroll and employee data.

¿ Maintain complete confidentiality of all payroll related information.

¿ Read payroll materials to stay abreast of changing government regulations.

¿ Routinely test and challenge updates in the computer system-operating environment to ensure accuracy in the most current system processes.

¿ Identify, recommend and/or implement process changes that make the payroll process more efficient.

Keywords: , Des Moines , Payroll, Accounting, Auditing , Des Moines, Iowa

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