Senior Payroll Accountant


(Brooklyn, New York, New York)
Full Time
Job Posting Details
About Etsy
You may know Etsy as the global marketplace for unique goods, from enamel pins to custom wedding invitations and handcrafted furniture, but we're more than that. We're a values-driven company with a mission to reimagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world. That means we're committed to using the power of business for good through our platform, our members, our employees, and the communities we serve around the world.
The Senior Payroll Accountant will play a key role in ensuring Etsy’s payroll/benefits data is accurate, timely and consistent with best practice financial and operational procedures. This role will support the rapid and sustained global growth of Etsy. The position requires an accounting professional experienced in and capable of managing multiple priorities in a dynamic, public, rapidly growing and fluid organization. You must be highly organized and able to work through situations that are uncertain or ambiguous. You see mistakes as an opportunity to learn and overcome adversity, understand the importance of cultivating collaborative relationships, and gently but effectively push yourself and the people around you to the next level.
* Ensure month-end close deadlines are met; prepare related journal entries and account reconciliations for all assigned balance sheet and expense accounts. * Perform reasonability analysis on semi-monthly and bi-weekly payrolls, collaborating with HR colleagues to ensure payroll is complete and accurate prior to initiating payment. * Record monthly accruals, including accrued paid time off and bonuses. * Analyze medical liability to ensure it is appropriate, accounting for self-insurance reserves. * Journalize payroll expense, tax, withholding and benefits transactions timely and accurately via the entry of invoices, bank transactions, and manual journals with all appropriate coding and support. * Create monthly reporting and analysis for operating and payroll expenses; improve upon existing processes by adding relevant metrics. * Quarterly reconciliation of employer’s quarterly federal tax return to the trial balance. * Support the Internal Controls team and other Accounting colleagues in process improvements, controls initiatives, and documenting standard operating procedures. * Prepare technical accounting memos, as required. * Support year-end and interim audit work, as well as tax and budgeting. * Actively engage in developing a positive team culture and other projects related to financial operations as needed.
Ideal Candidate
* 2-4 years of experience in Accounting; experience in Payroll accounting. * Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration or comparable experience. * Ability to prioritize and work well in a fast-paced environment with competing demands. * Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Workday knowledge is a plus. * Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and maintain confidentiality. * Professional verbal and written communication skills. * Able to work independently, follow tasks through to completion and meet commitments, proactively seeking guidance as necessary. * Strong organizational and time-management skills, with excellent attention to detail. * Critical thinking skills and the capability to translate concepts into next steps and ideas. * Working knowledge of expense report processing is a plus. * Driven not only by individual success, but the by the success of the team. * Passionate about contributing to Etsy’s vision, product and community.
Compensation and Working Conditions
Benefits Benefits included
Reports to Accounting Senior Manager


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