Payroll Accountant

  • Redwood City, CA
  • Administration

The Payroll Accountant is responsible for preparing and executing payroll.   We are looking for a Payroll Accountant who will oversee our bi-weekly payroll. This role will be responsible for the payroll journal entries, reconciliation, analysis and compliance associated with US Payroll. The individual must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and strict deadlines. This position will be critical in ensuring our financial statements are accurate for all US payroll accounts. Some of the key highlights are:

  • Full cycle payroll operations that cross path with HR and Accounting using ADP WFN
  • General Ledger mapping set up and accounts reconciliations
  • Support compliance related projects and 401K audit
  • Generate ad hoc reporting using WFN reporting tool
  • External and compliance/year end reporting (quarterly tax / W-2C)

Essential Functions

Responsibilities & Job Duties

  • Processing payroll bi-weekly and out of cycle for both Perfect World Entertainment and its subsidiaries (total ~300 employees), including but not limited to: maintaining related records, voluntary deduction reports, processing involuntary deductions such as garnishments, 401(k) uploads and basic administration, etc.
  • Documenting and updating payroll and 401(k) basic administration procedures, processes, including but not limited to preparing special reports for management, as needed.
  • Review quarterly and annual returns, including W-2s, W-2Cs.
  • Responsible for leave of absence payroll processing, including generation of W-2s, as applicable for disability payments via the disability insurance vendor.
  • Addresses all EDD correspondence and audits, as necessary.
  • Address and track all garnishment related issues.
  • Prepare account reconciliations for payroll related accounts and activity.
  • Participate actively in the monthly close process, including preparing information for journal entries such as PTO, Payroll expense, etc.
  • Assist in developing reporting, processes, procedures and internal controls within payroll

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Must have experience using ADP WFN (Time and Attendance system).
  • Concur experience preferred
  • Must have General Ledger experience (Oracle experience preferred)
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Proven ability to work with minimal direction, as well as be resourceful and independent in solving problems.
  • High level of dedication to adhere to deadlines and attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • High regard for confidentiality and 100% data integrity
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