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Sr. Payroll Accountant

East Setauket, NY 11733

Posted: 07/08/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Accounting Job Number: 9480

Job Description

We are partnering with a municipalities construction company in their search for a Sr. Payroll Accountant.  Located in the Stony Brook area, the ideal candidate will come with 5+ years union/non-union payroll processing and reporting experience.

  • Oversee all aspects of the payroll process for construction workforce, ensuring timely and accurate payments, with a focus on Time & Material (T&M) billing projects.
  • Manage payroll data for union and non-union employees, considering various pay rates, overtime calculations, job-specific deductions, and T&M billing allocations.
  • Maintain accurate payroll records, including timekeeping data, benefits deductions, tax withholdings, and T&M billing details.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local payroll regulations.
  • Prepare and file all required payroll tax reports, including federal, state, and local filings, considering T&M billing implications.
  • Reconcile payroll accounts and promptly resolve any discrepancies, including those related to T&M billing.
  • Interface with the Human Resources department to ensure accurate employee data and maintain payroll records.
  • Generate comprehensive reports for T&M billing projects, detailing labor costs by project, phase, or specific task.
  • Prepare and submit required union reports in accordance with collective bargaining agreements.
  • Respond to employee inquiries regarding payroll matters and troubleshoot any issues.
  • Participate in payroll audits and prepare necessary documentation.
  • Stay up-to-date on changes in payroll laws and regulations, including those relevant to T&M billing and union reporting.
  • Assist with the implementation and maintenance of payroll software systems with a focus on T&M functionalities.
  • Prepare payroll reports for management, including reports specific to T&M billing projects.

Preferred Skills:
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a senior payroll accountant role, preferably within the construction industry with exposure to T&M billing.
  • Strong understanding of federal, state, and local payroll regulations, including those relevant to construction projects and T&M billing practices.
  • Familiar with Sage/Timberline a plus.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel a must).
  • Experience with union reporting requirements a plus.
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