Robert Half International Assistant Controller Payroll in COLUMBIA, Maryland

One of Robert Half's best clients is looking for an accounting focused payroll candidate. Our client is looking to fill their Assistant Controller position very quickly as this is a very important hire for them. Responsibilities ? Primary responsibility is to become knowledgeable in all payroll processes to allow for the ability to focus on process improvements automated workflow. ? Work with the payroll team to prepare the various payrolls for 1000+ employees in 8+ separate payroll companies (different FEIN for each company). This includes all special bonuses, commission payments, retroactive pay adjustments, disability pay calculations, partial payrolls for new hires and terminations, and payment to all interns based on approved timesheets. Continue to improve processes and maximize efficiency. ? Assist the team and HR in the implementation and administration of employee self-service for direct deposit and tax withholding updates. ? Review and facilitate the automation and transfer of employee data updates between HR system, Time Reporting System(s) and the payroll system each pay. This includes reviewing all employee master file updates for pay, title, supervisor, benefit deductions, etc. Verify all updates are complete, accurate and timely. ? Provide support for testing of the timesheet system(s) and other systems enhancements and upgrades to verify that interface and other tools are working properly. Document all testing in a clear and concise manner. Be proactive and look for ways to improve processes to enhance our efficiency and accuracy. ? Prepare standard payroll entries to post to the general ledger each pay to properly report all compensation and payroll tax expense. This includes automating and maintaining the gross wages report by company and department to tie wages per payroll reports to the general ledger. ? Maintain the payroll documentation for each payroll process. Ensure that payroll reports from payroll vendor are downloaded and stored for audit support each pay. ? Update audit schedules as needed from payroll system for Workers Compensation audits. ? Assist Director in complying with various requests for internal and external audits as required. ? Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications and Skills ? Bachelor?s degree in Accounting is desired with an additional focus on Information Technology. CPA is a plus. ? Minimum of 5-7+ years accounting experience. ? Minimum of 1-2 years supervisory management experience preferred. ? Must possess strong financial, analytical, organizational, and quantitative skills, and ability to coordinate complex activities, prioritize conflicting demands and meet deadlines with a quality, accurate work product. ? Must be highly motivated, be able to work independently and possess strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels. If interested please reach out to

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Req ID: 04520-0010699179

Functional Role: Accountant - Staff

Country: USA

State: MD


Postal Code: 21044-3541

Compensation: $85,000.00 to $100,000.00 per year

Requirements: ADP Workforce Now, Workday, US GAAP, Payroll - Over 500 Employees, Tax - Payroll, Commissions Accounting