Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017 1:39 AM
Our growing manufacturing company is seeking a mid level accountant with payroll experience! Join a dynamic team and grow your skills. SUMMARY OF POSITION The Accountant performs intermediate accounting functions for the Company, including processing of payroll, preparation of local and federal payroll and business tax returns, product costing and data analysis, reconciliations of general ledger accounts to subsidiary ledgers, monitoring of aging schedules, assisting with month- and year-end closing, and preparation of financial reports and metrics. In addition, it serves as backup to other Finance Department personnel, including tasks related to cash receipts, cash disbursements, and sales order entry. This position will entail duties across multiple accounting functions within the major accounting cycles. The Staff Accountant may be cross-trained in multiple accounting roles and be assigned as needed.RESPONSIBILITIESA. Essential FunctionsEssential Functions may include but are not limited to:Effectively and accurately processing employee payroll1. Accurately enter and maintain employee payroll records and documents including pay rates, voluntary and involuntary with-holdings, direct deposit forms, and leave balances.2. Review and reconcile employee-time records to ensure accurate payroll processing; investigate and resolve discrepancies. 3. Initiate the payroll calculations within the payroll system; review and reconcile payroll reports with time records; investigate and resolve discrepancies; print and distribute payroll checks.4. Assist employees and supervisors with questions on pay and with holdings.5. Ensure voluntary and involuntary payroll with-holdings are calculated and remitted accurately and timely.6. Prepare and remit timely and accurate payroll tax deposits, returns, and reports to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.7. Prepare and communicate payroll related metrics. 8. Work effectively with 401(k) Third Party Administrators to ensure the accurate and timely preparation of annual compliance testing and reporting.Effective Product Costing and Analysis9. Collect, review and analyze data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, outsourced services, inventory and labor.10. Maintain accurate standard- and target-costing data in the Cost Accounting System. 11. Analyze actual manufacturing costs and performance; prepare reports comparing actual costs/performance to standard costs/performance. Evaluate discrepancies.12. Prepare and communicate reports specifying and analyzing factors affecting prices and profitability of products and services. General Accounting13. Assist the Controller with the day-to-day, monthly and year-end operations of the Accounting/ Finance Department other departments.14. Assist other departments with the preparation and analysis of data.15. Perform general accounts analysis and reconciliations, including bank statements, aging schedules, inventory schedules, fixed assets, accruals and long-term debt; prepares journal entries as necessary.16. Prepares and files monthly and quarterly Business and Occupation Tax reports.17. Prepares and files annual Form 1099/1098 and other required informational reports.18. Monitor and resolve accounts receivable issues including contacting slow paying customers and resolving issues.19. Monitor and resolve accounts payable issues including contacting vendors and resolving issues.20. Assist in the preparation of financial reports and metrics.21. Complete government, vendor and customer surveys. 22. Assist Accounting Clerks with tasks related to Cash Receipts, Cash Disbursements, Order Entry, and other clerical duties such as data entry, document processing, filing, answering phones and receptionist duties.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS1. Associates degree with successful completion of accounting courses.2. Demonstrated, efficient typing and 10-key data entry by touch3. Three years minimum experience in accounting functions including preparing payroll, remitting with-holdings and filing tax and informational reports. 4. Demonstrated, intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Windows. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS1. Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)2. Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration3. Three years of experience in a manufacturing environmentAbout Aston Carter:Aston Carter is a distinguished global provider of recruitment and staffing services to companies requiring highly specialized business professionals. As a Best of Staffing(R) Client and Talent leader, Aston Carter has an unrivaled commitment to delivering first class service to clients and business professionals across a variety of disciplines, including Accounting and Finance as well as Governance, Risk and Compliance. With more than 60 offices across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America, Aston Carter provides local, regional and global expertise to drive value and meet our customers' unique needs. Aston Carter is a division of Aerotek. Aerotek is an operating company of Allegis Group, a global talent solutions provider.
• Location: Everett
• Post ID: 53688103 everett