Phoenix, AZ, United States

Accounting Payroll Specialist

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time · $53,000.00 - $57,000.00 Annually

Job Description

Under supervision of Controller, performs work in support of the entire company by producing accurate and timely payroll in the US and abroad. Responsible for aiding the Accounting and Finance Department including process, reconciliation and deposit support; performs related duties as required.

This role works collaboratively with operations, HR, development, sales and marketing to constantly evolve and support the performance results of the entire Kryterion Team.

Our Values:

  • We Own It  
  • We Face Challenges with Optimism
  • We Are One Team                                                      
  • We Continuously Improve
  • We Listen and Learn From Each Other           
  • We Build Trust
  • We Help Our Customers Succeed

Essential Job Functions:

  • Under the direction of the Controller, Processes bi-weekly payroll
  • Reviews and processes approved timecard and pay adjustments
  • Reviews, enters, edits and validates all payroll related changes initiated upstream, including new hires, promotions, transfers, pay changes, etc.
  • Prepares and produces timely final payment
  • Accurately enters and maintains employee related information in the payroll system, including, but not limited to: personnel changes, wage adjustments, garnishments, child support and liens, tax withholding changes, direct deposit, special withholdings, leave of absence/termination forms, and all other required forms necessary for payroll processing
  • Accurately enters and maintains all employee related information in the payroll system including, but not limited to: demographic changes, workers’ compensation and state unemployment codes, benefit plan deductions, and related payroll schedules.
  • Reviews, tracks and approves reimbursement requests
  • Keep informed about changes in tax and deduction laws that apply to the payroll process in the states where employees reside.
  • Prepares, reviews and provides to management various regular and ad-hoc payroll reports
  • Prepares, reviews and submits multiple benefit files for each payroll
  • Prepares, balances and completes deposit requests as needed
  • Reviews, completes, and maintains various employment related tax documentation and requirements in all states where the company produces payroll
  • Helps during all audits relating to the Finance Department
  • Reviews, researches and assists Finance departments with reconciliation of general ledger account discrepancies and data integrity issues
  • Assists during the monthly financial close
  • Complies with state specific employment laws and requirements
  • Complies and follows all company policies and procedures
  • Participates in staff meetings, trainings and other activities as required
  • Performs other duties as required and special projects as assigned


  • 2-4 years of hands-on experience producing a complex, multi-state payroll in the US required
  • Prefer experience implementing or migrating payroll systems
  • High School Diploma/GED required
  • Minimum of three years’ experience processing payroll for a medium size company
  • Strong working knowledge of Payroll systems
  • Highly prefer CPP
  • Demonstrate positive, “can-do” attitude, patience, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to support individuals and client groups
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills (e.g., spreadsheet & payroll systems processing software)
  • Alignment with the company's core values to ensure a world-class customer experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Human Resources or related field or the equivalent work experience highly preferred

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.


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