Accounting and Finance

Payroll Specialist


Accounting Career Consultants

Payroll Specialist St. Louis, MO

Job Reference: JOB-24913

Job Title: Accountant I Payroll and Accounts Payable

Job Description

This position is to support the Accountant II with processing payroll and accounts payable.



·         Partners with Accountant II to process bi-weekly payroll and payment of interns & contractors

·         Assists in the reconciliation of monthly benefit invoices, research issues, and works with Human Resources to correct the issues

·         Audits the payroll register to ensure changes were made and payroll is accurate before it is finalized

·         Submits employee retirement deductions and employer matching information to 3rd party vendor

·         Manages the garnishment process through Paylocity to ensure correct calculations and compliance

·         Verifies changes that flow from the HR system to payroll system

·         Provides customer service to employees with payroll questions

·         Interfaces effectively with payroll approvers in resolving issues

·         Demonstrates ability to work independently, requiring minimal supervision


·         Maintains accounts payable files including the approved vendor list and enter invoices into accounts payable system

·         Ensures the internal controls with regards to purchase orders and approval limits are followed

·         Assists with the month-end closing process

·         Audits and processes credit card bills

·         Serves as point of contact for department and vendor invoice questions

·         Maintains system records to process Form 1099 to payees

·         Provides supporting documentation for audits


·         Assists with governance monitoring/reporting and entity registrations

·         Files monthly insurance reports and handles certificate of insurance requests

·         Assists in the preparation of power point presentations and other board reporting

·         Other duties as assigned


·         High level of integrity and demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner

·         Ability to organize and prioritize challenging demands, and manage time effectively

·         Demonstrated analytical skills and problem-solving ability

·         Must be highly detail oriented

·         High competency level in MS office applications


·         Minimum of an associate-level college degree in Accounting or Business

·         Minimum 2 years of experience with payroll software; knowledge of Paylocity a Plus

·         Minimum 2 years of experience with accounts payable; knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge a Plus


Shani Poole
Account Executive

I look forward to assisting you with your search and assessing whether this role could be a good fit for you. Please apply for confidential consideration!

Tel: 314-292-7914 | Email:

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