Accountant & Payroll Specialist

On behalf of our client, we are seeking a full-time finance professional with experience in all aspects of payroll administration.

The preferred candidate will have a degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, and at least three years of experience implementing payroll services for an organization with 20 or more employees. A strong understanding of payroll and bookkeeping principles is required. Experience with non-profit accounting is a plus. Experience with job costing is also a plus.

Responsibilities Overview

  • Payroll processing
  • Bookkeeping and general ledger support
  • Human resources support
  • Compliance
  • General administrative support

Duties and Responsibilities

Prepare and process bi-weekly payroll for over 50 employees, including reviewing and ensuring accuracy of approved timesheets and tracking all payroll deductions

Assist in coordination between payroll, HR, and department supervisors to ensure proper flow and maintenance of employee data, including health and retirement benefits, vacation and sick time

Create and maintain records of financial transactions in QuickBooks as needed, including posting transactions, and ensuring legal compliance

Support finance and accounting leadership in maintaining general ledger

Support maintenance of W-4s, I-9s, and other employee and contractor forms

Support reporting requirements for various legal compliance needs including Oregon Workers' Comp Payroll Reporting & Payment | SAIF

Generate quarterly fiscal reports and assist in processing quarterly taxes

Maintain electronic and paper documentation, including filing and scanning

Perform other finance, HR and administrative duties as assigned

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Accounting (preferred), Finance, Business Administration or a related field

At least 3 years of experience performing all payroll functions for a small-medium sized organization

Strong proficiency in QuickBooks and experience using payroll software systems, with ability to quickly learn new software

Experience with job costing a plus

Excellent MS Office Suite skills, especially Excel, Word and Outlook

Working knowledge of relevant legal regulations

Strong numerical aptitude and attention to detail

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Good time management skills

  • Detail-oriented, well organized, and able to juggle multiple priorities

Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

  • Ability to interact with diverse staff, community members and partners with kindness and integrity – must be culturally agile
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion

Benefits Package

  • This is a full-time, hourly (non-exempt) position with initial wage range of $18-24/hour DOE
  • Paid medical, and dental plan
  • Paid vacation and 11 paid holidays
  • 401K retirement plan

To Apply

Please provide:

  • Cover letter and Resume
  • Three current professional references