Payroll Accountant


(Seattle, Washington)
Full Time
Job Posting Details
About Rylem
RYLEM is powered by people and empowers everyone - employers, talent and our own staff consultants - to effectively solve business challenges while maintaining the human touch. From a place of high integrity and accountability, we take the deep-dive and consult from an energetic and informed position in all of our practice areas: staff augmentation, executive recruitment and consulting engagements.
* Maintain secure and confidential payroll system and files, exercise a high degree of discretion and integrity when dealing with sensitive payroll information * Administer the time keeping system. Set up employee, validate adherence to FLSA, monitor submission of approved timesheets, and ensure valid data transfers to/from payroll system. * Compile payroll data such as garnishments, vacation time, insurance and 401(k) deductions. * Analyzes, prepares and inputs payroll data. Uses Paylocity (processor) to produce accurate and timely payroll. Ensures compliance with applicable state and federal wage and hour laws. * Contact various department supervisors for any missed time entry or approvals. * Take a leadership role in developing or changing payroll procedures to improve accuracy and efficiencies by evaluating process flow, proposing new procedures, assist in management education and training * Prepares monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, tax deductions, benefit deductions, etc.) for management. * Prepares various journal entries, account reconciliations, and provides general ledger support. * Maintains current knowledge of applicable state and federal wage and hour laws. * Stays current on payroll systems to achieve alignment with HR benefits and other related and to ensure effective accounting support.
Ideal Candidate
* Minimum of 3 years experience in day to day payroll operations. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills. * Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. * Ability to work effectively and constructively in a team environment. * Knowledge in the use of payroll systems. * Excited about an early stage company environment and driven to make a difference. * Experience working in the Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Research & Development, or Medical Device industries preferred. * BA/BS degree in Accounting or Finance a plus ‍


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