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SHRM Analyst, Payroll in Alexandria, Virginia

Overview

The SHRM Accounting Department provides timely and effective support to all departments related to any issues with financial impact for the organization.The Payroll Analyst processes SHRM, SHRM Foundation and HRPS (collectively SHRM and its affiliates) recurring payroll and is the primary liaison between SHRM, HR and its third-party payroll processing vendor. Manages, prepares and analyzes payroll and compensation budgets, forecasts, and computations to support decision-making for SHRM and its affiliates.

Responsibilities

Your Day:

  • Acquire and maintain all employee payroll related information (i.e. salary, tax withholding, advances, garnishments, taxable fringe benefits, salary increases, time and leave reports, etc.), ensure proper completion and authorization, and accurately enter payroll data in computerized system for transmission to payroll processing vendor. Coordinate information flow between the vendor, Payroll, and Human Resources, and communicate with all staff on payroll related activity.

  • Audit and verify vendors’ biweekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly payroll related reports to ensure accuracy of pay. Prepare journal entry and/or review interface reports before submitting for general ledger posting. Maintain on a monthly basis an analysis of balance sheet and income statement accounts related to payroll, accounts payable and accruals as assigned for SHRM companies. Reconcile payroll related General Ledger accounts and W-2 information as well as payroll vendors’ reports, payroll tax payments, garnishments, 401K, and other benefits. Timely clear reconciling items and bring to management’s attention of any unusual payroll transaction.

  • Prepare in advance of due date all payroll and compensation compliance filings and year-end audit schedules. Review workers compensation filings for applicable states and assists in responding to payroll related requests from the local, state, and federal agencies. Prepare benefit plan reports for use by management and third-party administrators (TPA) including 401(k) worksheet for contributions, annual census data for the defined benefit plan, and summarizes data for 401(k) non-discrimination testing.

  • Budget and forecast salaries, payroll taxes, incentives and other related expenses. Respond to various requests for compensation analysis to help decision making and monthly close reviews, including analyzing the budget, forecasts, GL actual, and or financial statements and explain variances.

  • Assist in Accounting Department projects and the development of Accounting policies and procedures. Identify and provide information and ideas that would increase the performance and accuracy of the Accounting records. Develop positive working relations within the Accounting Department, as well as, other departments at SHRM and third-party vendors.

Qualifications

Must Haves:

  • Some business school or college

  • 3 years of payroll experience with outside payroll processing companies and experience in payroll and benefits administration

  • Comprehensive knowledge of payroll accounting systems; outside vendor payroll processor systems; and payroll tax reporting systems and requirements Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills

  • Excellent time-management, organizational and communication skills, both oral and written

  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a highly professional manner

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, file, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment. This job requires occasional travel 0-10%.

The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: accessibility@shrm.org or TDD (703) 548-6990.

Category Finance & Accounting

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