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Company Name :
LESLIES POOLMART INC
Location : 2005 E INDIAN SCHOOL RD STE 101, Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Job Description : Our number one priority is the health and safety of our associates and their families, our partners, our communities and our customers. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company pursuant to applicable law.
The (Senior) Payroll Accountant is responsible for the execution of corporate payroll accounting functions including month-end close which involves preparing journal entries, calculating accruals, reconciling balance sheet accounts, and variance analysis. Additionally, this position is responsible for completing ad hoc requests from internal customers, completing internal/external audit requests, as well as assisting with special projects while driving a service delivery culture focused on customer-centric process excellence. This role is cross-functional and requires collaboration and partnership with a wide variety of teams across the business. The position is based in Phoenix, Arizona and reports directly to the Director of Payroll.
Responsibilities:
Prepare journal entries, account reconciliations, and account analyses as it relates to company payroll, payroll tax, benefits, and bonus plans ensuring compliance with company policy, GAAP, and internal controls while focusing on strategies to reduce the time it takes to close the accounting period.
Responsible for tracking, balancing, and troubleshooting all payroll, bonus, benefits, and payroll tax related general ledger entries on a weekly basis.
Responsible for coordinating and ensuring all tasks are completed on time.
Calculate payroll and bonus accruals.
Coordinate with various teams to calculate and submit for approval and payment sales and performance based bonuses.
Manage general ledger and payroll system interfaces.
Periodically prepare and present financial reports for senior management.
Lead projects requiring research, coordination, organization, communication, and problem resolution.
Identify and implement process or system improvements.
Provide guidance to payroll team to implement and maintain proper procedures for ensuring compliance with company policy and internal controls.
Participate in and support company initiatives such as software implementations, process upgrades and others.
Document processes and cross train in other areas in order to provide support during absences.
Complete special projects, ad hoc reporting or other general duties as assigned.
Prepare supporting documentation for internal and external audit requests related to payroll, payroll tax returns, benefits, and bonus plans.
Essential Competencies:
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
Ability to maintain composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
Effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills, problem-solving skills and presentation skills.
Ability to proactively seek out others within the organization to resolve issues
Qualifications – External
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required with a minimum of three (3) years of progressive experience a payroll accounting or similar role; public company experience preferred
Payroll and payroll tax accounting experience with basic understanding of payroll, 401K and payroll tax processes and calculations highly desired
CPA designation or CPA candidate preferred
Foundational knowledge of accounting principles and practices and the analysis and reporting of financial data
Proficient with corporate accounting processes including preparing journal entries, account reconciliations and account analysis
Experience with financial systems and tools (e.g., JDA, Workday Adaptive, Blackline UKG payroll, MS Access) a plus
Above average knowledge of Excel with the ability to visually interpret the logic of a complex sequence of excel formulas and update or change these as needed
Good communication and interpersonal skills to build strong working relationships with key business partners
Must have excellent work habits, including a commitment to work the hours necessary to get the job done, especially during period close and reporting cycles
High ethical standards and the ability to maintain confidential information
Strong time management and organizational skills

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