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Senior Payroll Accountant

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Location: Oak Ridge
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition Id -9014 -Overview: -We are seeking a Senior Payroll Accountant who will focus on supporting and leading payroll functions. -This position resides in the Payroll Services Group in the Accounting Operations Division of the Business Services Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). - - -Major Duties/Responsibilities: -

  • Applies effective analytical and problem-solving skills to issues in payroll area and helps to find and facilitate effective solutions.
  • Responds to inquiries and ad hoc reporting requests of a time sensitive nature for the Leadership Team as needed.
  • Works with the Manager of Payroll Services and other technical support staff in evaluating, implementing, documenting, and monitoring of effective internal controls, procedures, and processes.
  • Will assist as needed in the implementation of new financial systems and processes.
  • Monitors, reconciles, and manages Payroll related GL Accounts.
  • Documents and monitors adjustments requiring special handling.
  • Works with HR on employee repayment agreements as required.
  • Tracks and monitors employee repayments of prior years' income, preparing and filing any necessary 941-X reports with IRS in a timely manner.
  • Covers responsibilities of other payroll staff in their absence.
  • Prepares written documentation to establish new and/or revise existing internal operating procedures as requested.
  • Interfaces with DOE, Inspector General, internal, and external audit staff in support of financial statement audits and other requests for data.
  • Responsible for any A123 testing, documentation, and risk evaluation as required.
  • Works with management, Functional Analysts, and IT programmers to address system requirements, identify and implement enhancements, and address issues as encountered.
  • Performs independent testing of support packs in SAP as required.
  • Effectively works as a member of a team while maintaining a positive and willing attitude and performs in a customer service-oriented manner.
  • Remain current in knowledge of laws and regulations as it relates to payroll including payroll tax.
  • Identify and implement process improvements and efficiency opportunities.
  • Participate or complete special projects as assigned.
  • Ensures compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements.
  • Maintains strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics
    -Basic Qualifications:

    • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a Business Related Field
    • A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in Payroll.
    • Excellent attention to detail and well-developed written and oral communication skills are required. -
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are essential.
    • Must be a self-starter and take ownership of processes and deliverables.
    • Requires proficiency in applying accounting principles, policies, and procedures. -
    • Position requires good human relations skills that promote effective and positive interactions with a diverse group of others, both internal and external to company.
    • Candidate should have the ability to become familiar with the ORNL accounting system and external business applications to proficiently perform responsible tasks.
      -Preferred Qualifications:

      • Degree in Accounting along with knowledge of UT-Battelle and DOE accounting systems, policies, and procedures is desired.
      • Experience with Payroll processes including managing payroll departments.
      • Experience with SAP and other software applications is preferred. -APA Certified Payroll Professional certification is a plus.

        This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.If you have trouble applying for a position, please email is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. -UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

Keywords: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Knoxville , Senior Payroll Accountant, Human Resources , Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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