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Ser Metro-Detroit Accounting Specialist (Payroll amp; Accounts Payable in Detroit, Michigan

SER CORPORATIONJOB DESCRIPTIONJOB TITLE: Accounting Specialist (Payroll and Accounts Payable)DIVISION: FinanceDEPARTMENT: Finance/FiscalLOCATION: SteckerREPORTS TO: ControllerFLSA STATUS: Exempt/SalaryCLASSIFICATION: Full-Time, RegularAPPROVED DATE: 1/12/2021JOB SUMMARY: Performs a variety accounting tasks involved in the processing of accounts payable and/or payroll, employee health insurance, and pension benefits of the corporation.ESSENTIAL DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Adheres to the mission of SER Metro-Detroit and Subsidiaries.2. Responsible for accurate processing of the bi-weekly payroll, ensuring accurate pay for employees, timeliness and compliance while ensuring consistent practices, procedures and controls are reinforced3. Responsible for accurate and timely submittal of all payroll related tax filings, quarterly and annually, including but not limited to federal, state, and local, as well as benefit related filings for unemployment, 401K and other benefits as appropriate4. Manages the accounting function related to the payroll process, preparing journal entries, analyzing and reconciling applicable balance sheet and income statement accounts. Uploads payroll information to the general ledger and assists with the month end financial close5. Maintains up-to-date employee personnel files and records.6. Manages employee pension records by recording employee contributions; verifies employee eligibility for SERrsquo;s pension plans and notifies staff of enrollment periods, changes, and company policy. Coordinates year end plan review and testing as well as manages audit with external auditors7. Administers the Accounts Payable system and manages each one of the Accounts, ensuring timely and accurate payment of all company obligations. Performs a variety of accounting tasks involved in the processing of accounts payable. Duties include ensuring inclusion of necessary documentation, posting of information to the general ledger and generating of required reports.8. Performs a variety of accounting tasks involved in the processing of accounts payable and/or payroll. Duties include but not limited to coding and data entry of information, ensuring inclusion of necessary documentation, posting of information to the general ledger and generating of required reports.9. Reconciles assigned accounts; troubleshoots and resolves reconciliation problems.10. Responds to requests for information and assistance on a variety of payroll, insurance and pension benefits, and/or personnel-related topics.11. Contributes to the team effort by performing other duties as assigned.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: NoJOB QUALIFICATIONS:1. Associatersquo;s degree in accounting or related field.2. More than 3 yearsrsquo; experience in payroll, employee benefits, and clerical accounting experience a related field.3. Skills necessary to effectively coordinate, provide guidance and review the work of assigned staff.4. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Bilingual language skills (English/Spanish) preferred.5. Computer skills necessary to maintain payroll and employee benefits records and produce related reports. Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access).6. Interpersonal skills necessary to request and provide information to employees and benefit representatives.7. Analytical ability to detect and resolve errors in payroll and/or benefit records.8. Mental ability to handle pressures related to meeting deadlines, completing tasks requiring concentration and attention to detail and dealing with confidential and/or highly sensitive issues.9. Must be willing to work a flexible s

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