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Payroll Analyst in Chicago, IL at AccruePartners

Date Posted: 3/5/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

AccruePartners values our contract and consulting employees. We strive to provide comprehensive, quality and an affordable suite benefits. Our employees are eligible for Medical, Vision, Dental, Short Term Disability and 401K and other benefits. 


  • A division of a Fortune 100 Financial Services Company
  • Investment banking company specializing in the underwriting & distribution of municipal bonds; actively remains in municipal bond market
  • A pioneer in responsible investment: incorporating governance, social, and environmental criteria in investment decisions
  • Leader in retail mutual and closed-end fund who manages over $900 billion in assets


  • Culture: Excellent work environment that fosters collaboration
  • Growth: Ability to make a positive impact on success of the organization
  • Opportunity: Broaden experience & understanding of outcome-based investment solutions
  • Stability: Chance to work with a stable, fast growing, and successful company


  • Chicago, IL


  • Perform methodological review of payroll data primarily input by payroll analyst based on established procedures to ensure payrolls are processed timely and accurately
  • Perform web based approvals for employee database changes relating to life changes; direct deposit; address; salary; manager; department; etc.
  • Verify payroll import files (time, earnings, and additional pay) created match source documents received
  • Process payroll adjustments related to taxable relocation, wages and taxes
  • Inspect various automated system output reports such as payroll registers and standard reports pre/post payroll to determine correctness of transactions and follow-up as needed
  • Prepare and file tax/payroll reports outside of 3rd party vendor responsibility
  • Analyze involuntary deductions such as garnishments and provide information to HR Enterprise vendor
  • Payroll Accounting - calculate, prepare and upload various payroll related general ledger entries to PeopleSoft
  • Analyze employee records to confirm proper set up of location; salary; taxes; etc. and partner with 3rd party vendor to correct
  • Proficiently communicate payroll accounting related transactional information to those requiring and authorized to have the information
  • Research and interpret federal, state and local regulatory requirements to assure firms compliance and resolve tax, withholding and garnishment related issues
  • Partner with 3rd party vendor regarding state unemployment notices to verify employment/pay data and perform follow-up as necessary
  • Provide quarterly assistance to Payroll manager during Sarbanes-Oxley Payroll Testing
  • Assist in providing responses to auditing, regulatory or other inquiries via reports/analysis as needed
  • Utilize Business Intelligence and ADP Enterprise V5 reports to provide payroll-related information needed
  • Perform as a back-up for Payroll Analyst duties as needed
  • Provide customer service and support to employees
  • In collaboration with Payroll Manager, develop, document, analyze and evaluate existing payroll policies, procedures and business processes
  • Assist Payroll Manger in drafting, proposing and implementing changes and/or quality control measures leading to best practice payroll operations
  • Coordinate with Human Resources/Payroll team to ensure internal control environment is in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance/equivalent training and education beyond high school
  • 5+  years payroll experience
  • General understanding of payroll accounting
  • Good knowledge of accounting principles as it relates to payroll, taxes and general ledger accounts
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with multiple internal and external constituencies, including Finance, Audit, Legal, Compliance, IT, Payroll and other Human Resources staff