Payroll Specialist

Location: North Hollywood, California
Date Posted: 10-12-2018
Payroll Specialist

Miller Kaplan Arase LLP is a CPA firm committed to excellence in work product and client service.   We specialize in Entertainment, Licensing and Royalties, Media, Employee Benefit Plans, Labor Organizations and Nonprofit Organizations.

The Payroll Specialist will work with and report to the Firm’s CFO. This position will be involved with a wide range of Accounting responsibilities with a focus on Payroll processing, invoicing, Accounts Payable, general ledger and financial statement processing.

  • Serve as lead in payroll processing.
  • Perform daily payroll department operations.
  • Reconcile timesheets and process overtime and time off requests.
  • Manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely.
  • Reconcile payroll prior to transmission and validate confirmed reports.
  • Understand proper taxation of employer paid benefits.
  • Process correct garnishment calculations and compliance.
  • Execute time and attendance processing and interface with payroll.
  • Perform compliance for unclaimed property payroll checks.
  • Process accurate and timely year-end reporting when necessary (W-2, 1099 etc).
  • Develop ad hoc financial and operational reporting as needed.
  • Process manual check and relocation metrics.
  • Update and reconcile monthly payroll journals from ADP reports.
  • Respond and address employee and/or Management Payroll related inquiries.
  • Coordinate and correspond with Workers' Compensation and Employee Benefit plan auditors.
  • Process annual and periodic changes to employee benefits in ADP.

  • Maintain and process general ledger and financial statement functions.
  • Process Accounts Payable and vendor invoices.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations and cash flow reports.
  • Analyze and prepare adjustments to accounting records.
  • File paid in invoices, payroll processing workpapers and office documents.

  • Minimum 5 years payroll experience required, experience working with ADP preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years accounting experience required.
  • Familiarity with employment laws regarding pay and overtime.
  • Familiarity with MAS 90, QuickBooks or other bookkeeping software.
  • Advanced skill level in Excel; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Familiarity with month-end closing procedures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and customer service skills, able to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Must be organized and possess a high level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • A problem solver with strong analytical and organizational skills.

Since 1941 Miller Kaplan Arase LLP has provided the highest quality of accounting and consulting services, with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas, Denver and Sun Valley, Idaho.  Our Los Angeles office is located in North Hollywood, adjacent to Universal Studios.  We are ranked among the 10 largest Los Angeles-headquartered accounting firms and are one of the top 100 public accounting firms in the United States. At Miller Kaplan Arase LLP we are committed to providing a positive work environment and want our employees to reach their highest potential while building a fulfilling career. The Firm offers competitive salary with full benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, 401(k) profit sharing, LTD, FSA, paid holidays, vacation and sick days.
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