senior payroll accountant in washington

taylor adkins, tatum executive services
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US$ 80,000 - US$ 90,000 per year
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washington, district of columbia
job category
Accounting & Auditing
job type
working hours
9 to 5
US$ 80,000 - US$ 90,000 per year
5 Years
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taylor adkins, tatum executive services

job description

job summary:

Senior Payroll Accountant

    Our DC area client has engaged us on their Senior Payroll Accountant position. This job is mostly remote, but candidates need to be in the DC office as they do go to the office 1-2 times a week.

    The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $90,000. This is a full time/permanent position.

      location: Washington, District Of Columbia
      job type: Permanent
      salary: $80,000 - 90,000 per year
      work hours: 9 to 5
      education: High School
      experience: 5 Years

      Duties and Responsibilities:

      Payroll Processing:

      • Review and identify needed corrections to timesheet entries and PTO requests in payroll system.
      • Responsible for payroll run on the 15 th and end of every month
      • Sending notifications to employees as needed
      • Coordinate with HR on payroll changes and related statutory issues
      • Coordinate with Controller on issues that need clarification
      • Process payroll changes for the pay period
      • Process payroll then forward payroll journal to HR Director and Controller for review.
      • Perform research and follow up work regarding payroll payment issues.
      • Oversight of W2's administration
      • Back up to Associate Director of Finance regarding allocation of employee time as applicable to grants


      • Prepare audit reports and payroll reconciliations to match trial balance. Communicate with auditors regarding prepared documents to explain or justify their content in alignment with statutory requirements.
      • Work with governmental agencies regarding reconciliation and payment of statutory deductions
      • Coordinate with benefits specialists to match employee benefits
      • Prepare accurate and timely quarterly 941 reports.

      Other Essential Functions:

      • Working with auditors on all payroll related issues.
      • Respond to staff questions and challenges with payroll system.
      • Provide training and resources to staff and managers as needed with payroll system.
      • Training employees on payroll process and responding to inquiries.
      • Review STD file and make sure accurately reflects STD leave for the fiscal year
      • Analyze and provide payroll reports for UDS and various cost reports
      • Oversight of the 403b/5500 audit
      • Accountable for ensuring the 5500 is reviewed, accurate and filed on time yearly
      • Interact with 403B broker and resolve any issues
      • Recommend policy changes to 403B plan

      Qualifications: Required Education and Experience:

      • Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration from a 4-year college or an equivalent combination of education and experience
      • Three-five years of related or equivalent experience in payroll processing
      • Experience managing retirement plans
      • Experience managing a 5500 audit
      • Experience using payroll systems. Experience using ADP Workforce Now; required
      • Experience in out of State hiring and payroll tax enrollment required

      Preferred Education and Experience:

      • Non profit grant experience preferred
      • Experience using accounting software Intacct
      • Experience working in healthcare settings preferred

      Required Skills/Abilities/Certifications/Licenses:

      • Able to maintain confidential information
      • Able to work independently and exercise independent judgement
      • Able to research and develop solutions internally and from issues arising with outside agencies
      • Able to interact with employees to resolve issues that arise from payroll run
      • Strong data entry skills
      • Excellent attention to detail
      • Strong interpersonal skills
      • Professionalism and strong work ethic
      • Attention to detail, planning and organizational skills
      • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
      • Willingness to learn new skills

      Preferred Skills/Abilities/Certifications/Licenses:

      • Bilingual-English/Spanish
      skills: Payroll - 50 - 500

      Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

      At Randstad, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. If you require a reasonable accommodation to make your application or interview experience a great one, please contact

      Pay offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc. In addition, Randstad offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, an incentive and recognition program, and 401K contribution (all benefits are based on eligibility).

      For certain assignments, Covid-19 vaccination and/or testing may be required by Randstad's client or applicable federal mandate, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations. Carefully review the job posting for details on vaccine/testing requirements or ask your Randstad representative for more information.