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Company Confidential Client Company
Job Number 3343
Job Category Staff Accountant
Job Title Staff Accountant, Payroll
Reports To
Job Location California Central Coast
Job Description On behalf of our client, a highly respected national grower/shipper/packer and international distributor as well as sought after employer headquartered in Salinas, CA, we are accepting resumes for immediate consideration for the position of Staff Accountant, Payroll Division. This is a full-time direct hire opportunity offering a competitive compensation package.

Summary: Under supervision from the Accounting Manager/Controller, you will be responsible for various accounting functions including payroll tax compliance and filing requirements, assisting with bank and general ledger reconciliations. Day to day activities require the use of initiative and judgment.

Responsibilities to include (but are not limited to) the following:

*Assist Payroll Manager to assure payroll accounting is accurate and timely
*Provide accounting support as an integral member of the payroll team
*Provide analytical support to Payroll Manager and Payroll Clerks
*Verify replacement check issues including working with employees to complete affidavit of claimant with the bank
*Responsible for reconciliation of travel and cash advances to the general ledger
*Provide customer service support to external customer and internal customer including foreperson and supervisors
General Ledger:
*Reconcile Payroll sub-ledger to general ledger daily
*Reconcile all payroll related accounts to general ledger processing journal entries as necessary
*Provider for month-end, calendar year-end and fiscal year end reconciliations and journals
*Prepare and submit weekly, quarterly and year-end payroll tax deposits, report and file exacts for state and federal agencies to include reconciliation, printing and distribution of W-2s in an accurate and timely manner
*Research, prepare, and submit corrected employees wages on W-2cs and corresponding and state payroll tax forms
*Prepare worker's compensation wages and premium reports
*Prepare and transmit escheatment reporting
*Fulfill management's requests for payroll analysis, reports or information as requested
*Provide analytical support to Operations Accounting as Requested
*Participate in the annual audit as directed
*Maintain company fuel; card assignment, assuring assignment list remains current and cards are collected end of the season or upon termination
*Develop other accounting payroll related duties as needed
Candidate Requirements Successful candidate will have the following skills, education and experience (a combination of same may be considered):

*Bachelor Degree in Accounting
*Minimum 2 years experience in a payroll accounting function, including payroll tax experience
*Excellent customer service skills on the phone, in person and written
*Strong analytical reconciliation skills required.
*Knowledge of *Microsoft desktop products including strong knowledge and experience with Outlook, Excel, and Word
*General accounting practices
*General audit practices
*General payroll and personal regulations and procedures
*Payroll tax law and filling requirements
*All pertinent federal and state regulations: filling and compliance requirement of Medicare, Social Security, and DOL requirements
*Operation of standard office equipment, including personal computers, photocopier, fax machine, scanner, an appropriate software such as, Outlook, Word, and Excel
*Microsoft Dynamic GP, a plus
*Federal and state regulations benefit programs affecting employee ERISA, COBRA,FMLA,ADA , -Workers compensation, a plus
*Willingness to obtain certification as a Certified Payroll Professional
*Must be able to read, write, and speak English and Spanish
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills
*Exceptional organizational skills
*Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, to gather and analyze information skillfully
*Must possess strong data sort skills with speed and accuracy
*Organized team player who works well with variety of people with minimum of supervision
*Thrive in a fast pace environment and handle pressure while managing multiple tasks
*Regular and consistent attendance mandatory
*Valid driver's license and clear record
Duties may be vary and assignments modified at management's discretion.
AGFORCE, a Proformance Talent Group company, is authorized to source, prequalify and introduce candidates to its client for the above-noted full-time position. Interested parties should submit resumes in MS Word or text format (not PDF, please) to careers@projobs4u.com with position title listed in subject line. Please include anticipated compensation in body of e-mail. All inquiries are confidential and resumes will not be shared without candidate's permission. We thank you in advance for your consideration.

Please note that only those candidates with qualifying skills will be contacted. If this opportunity sounds of interest but perhaps is not quite right for you, please go ahead and e-mail your resume confidentially or fax to 831.417.2796. We always have new openings and will keep your resume on file for any that might be a good match for you in the future.

AGFORCE does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. All candidates are afforded equal opportunity with respect to consideration, employment offers, compensation, benefits, training, transfer, and promotion without discrimination.
Contact Information
Contact Person AGFORCE Recruiter  
Contact Phone 1 831-758-4473  
Contact Phone 2  
Contact Fax 831-417-2769  
Contact Email careers@projobs4u.com  
Source  Proformance Talent Group