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Payroll Accountant

Phoenix, Arizona | Contract

Job ID: 55982 Position: Accounting Branch: Phoenix

Contract 3-6 Month Opportunity for a  Payroll Accountant position in a large, STABLE, growing company' s  Finance Department. (great way to get your foot in the door)

Qualifications: The following are preferred or desired unless specifically stated:
• Four year Business degree in accounting or equivalent experience
• Four to six years accounting experience in a larger organization with mainframe based accounting systems
• Theoretical and practical knowledge of GAAP
• Intermediate level PC skills with knowledge of Windows and Microsoft software applications
• Peoplesoft experience is highly desirable
• Knowledge of reporter writer systems and SQL helpful
• Team Player
• Analytical skills, independent decision maker
• Superior customer service attitude and interpersonal skills
• High degree of initiative, intensity and accuracy
• Honest and trustworthy, exhibiting sound business ethics
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Detail oriented with great organizational skills
• Self-motivated with the ability to coordinate and direct workflow within the department
• Ability to troubleshoot and provide solutions/recommendations to manager

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to
• Responsible for balancing, reconciling and performing analysis of general ledger interface for benefits
• Maintain balance sheet account reconciliations
• Take the lead on projects requiring research, organization, communication and problem resolution
• Responsible for coordinating and ensuring all tasks are completed on time
• Responsible for providing guidance to internal/external customers
• Coordinate audits conducted by internal/external entities on accounting practices/processes, reporting, and tax returns
• Work with external agencies for proper payments and tax reporting
• Accountable for maintaining department applications and systems functionality requiring a high level of decision making and technical abilities
• Train and assist associates and clerks in specific accounting tasks and the use of systems
• Support team members on all accounting issues
• Look for areas of opportunity to create enhancements and efficiencies within existing systems and processes
• Make recommendations for system and process improvements
• Prepare periodic financial statements/reports for management
• Analyze financial reports and review expense records using QMF, Access, Lawson DME, and Peoplesoft query tool
• Handle conflict and issues while maintaining the self-esteem of others
• Participate and support all departmental functions while continuing to motivate others


Heidi Fausel
Branch Manager

Originally from Texas (and fortunately / unfortunately still a Cowboys fan), Heidi has been involved with recruiting since 1992. She was recruited by Wollborg Michelson to open their new Phoenix division as business began to rapidly expand. Her philosophy for recruiting is focusing more on the “gray” of the resume vs. the “black and white”. She looks for what’s not on the resume just as much as she looks for what is on it. The reality is, employees tend to leave a company due to the culture or environment. She strives to find the personality aspect that is so important in making sure an employee is viewing the position as a career, not simply a job. You will find that she will ask her clients as many questions regarding the culture of the company as she does the job requirements. Skills can be trained; it’s that right personality she’s after. In her “off” time, Heidi is the Founder and CEO (Chief Elf Officer) of Christmas Milk® Brands eggnog. A seasonal beverage she created after she and her husband adopted the first of what ended up being four children out of the foster care system (there’s a wonderful story behind the name). She is an advocate of adoption through the foster care system and donates a portion of profits each year from her Christmas Milk® sales to help more children in foster care find their forever home. When she’s not spending time with her family, she’s spending time with her “4-legged” family as she also has 5 rescue dogs. Let’s just say Heidi is good at multi-tasking.

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