Senior Payroll Associate

  • Location
    Washington, District Of Columbia
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Payroll / Benefits
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
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Senior Payroll Associate

The Payroll Associate - Will  assists with the accurate and timely processing of payroll. The role is responsible for effectively communicating with employees while using extreme discretion and maintaining confidentiality.


  • Responsible for payroll functions to include the maintenance, management and processing of end-to-end payroll operations in a deadline driven environment
  • Help to contribute to the thorough and accurate review of payroll prior to transmitting to ADP, including the review of changes against payroll
  • Ensure prompt and accurate processing of changes, ensuring audits are completed and documented
  • Provide support to the routine reviews of tax/informational filings prepared by ADP and reconcile back to G/L, investigating variances and making corrections as necessary
  • Assist in regular preparation of relevant management reports, including weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, tax deductions, benefit deductions, etc.)
  • Support the relationship with ADP, ensuring tax liability funding and quarterly tax filing is reconciled before submission
  • Support the Manager with the development and implemented payroll processes and procedures to improve operational efficiency
  • Create journal entries for upload from the accounting team
  • Address issues and questions from the business on payroll related items & other responsibilities as required
  • Handle garnishments and employment verifications as needed
  • Calculate and process off cycle manual checks
  • Process new hires, leaves and terminations according to state and federal regulations
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of payroll procedures and payroll related tax filings
  • Thorough knowledge of year end processing, amended returns, W2C, and quarterly adjustments
  • Knowledge and understanding of payroll regulations (FLSA), wage/tax law, and record keeping/administration required
  • Strong problem-solving, critical thinking and analysis skills
  • Ability to multi-task and be proactive in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities, deadlines, and workloads
  • Strong organization skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Experienced and skilled in MS Office applications
  • Ability to drive program efficiency and high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Multi-State/International experience
  • Proficiency in German
  • Required Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience, knowledge of both internal (SAP HR) and outsourced (ADP) payroll systems
  • FPC, CPP
  • If you’re interested in this position and are available to work in the DMV area, apply now by sending your resume to Please send your resume in Word format and include your email and phone. Only those meeting the qualifications will receive a call back.

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