Payroll Administrator / Accountant - Software Company - Los Angeles
Cogent Software is seeking an experienced Payroll Accountant to work in our Corporate office in Los Angeles, CA.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but not limited to, the following:
Compile payroll data such as garnishments, vacation time, insurance and 401K deductions
Audit and reconcile wide range of personnel actions and payroll documents for more than 1500 employees.
Process employee data (new hires, changes, additional earnings) from the HR system of record to the payroll system.
Process employee Time & Attendance data from the Timekeeping system to payroll and reconcile variances utilizing tools in the Time and payroll systems.
Represent the Payroll Department at Cogent Academy seminars for new hire orientation.
Transmit monthly and semi-monthly payroll to an outside vendor.
Process manual checks as needed
Preparing various HR/Payroll documents, documenting and updating payroll procedures, and preparing special reports for management
Comply with numerous local, state, and federal regulations
Encourage and implement continuous improvement measures within Payroll
Provide customer service to employees: in the area of payment and tax withholdings, how to enter time or time off , where to locate forms and information on company’s intranet, where to send completed forms, who to contact for benefit questions and how to obtain IRS instructions on withholding issues
3-5 years ADP experience (PayEx preferred)
Strong knowledge of ADP Reporting is essential
Strong background in federal, multi-state and local tax withholdings
Proficiency in Word and Excel
Clear written and verbal communications
Excellent attention to detail
Good time management skills
Must be able to work under tight deadlines.
Should be able to deal with difficult, sensitive and confidential issues
The applicant should have strong organizational, time management and prioritization abilities.
Must have strong analytic skills
When you apply please include your resume and salary history.
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