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Payroll Accountant

Company: AssuredPartners
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

AssuredPartners is the fastest-growing independent insurance agency in the U.S. Founded in 2011 as a national partnership of leading independent property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage firms, AssuredPartners is now one of the largest brokers in the nation after acquiring over 325 agencies. AssuredPartners has approximately 7,000 team members and offices in 40 states and two countries reaching 1.5 billion dollars in revenue. As our company continues to grow at a rapid pace, so do the opportunities for our current and future employees.

 

Summary:

Responsible for all functions related to payroll including processing semi-monthly and monthly payroll disbursements, reconciling all payroll related general ledger accounts, completing special projects for the Controller, assisting in the budget process and performing certain accounting related functions by performing the following duties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follows company policies and procedures with respect to all essential duties and responsibilities of the job. 
  • Manages all aspects of the payroll side of the automated PR/HR system for generating payroll, reports, identifying discrepancies, and other related information. Verifies all employee changes made by both Corporate Payroll and Human Resources including pay rate changes, deductions, benefit, and tax withholding changes. Reviews payroll to ensure accuracy
  • Reconciles all payroll general ledger accounts. Maintains employees’ labor allocations within payroll platform. Works closely with Controller at month-end, including various journal entries related to employee pay and expense.
  • Provides guidance to Human Resources with respect to payroll and benefits. Works closely with Human Resources to ensure that benefits deductions are made accurately.
  • Maintains headcount reports, draw analysis, and operations payroll expense report. Conducts regular audits of employee information within payroll platform. Monitors and maintains commissioned employees' agreements. Maintains Producer Salary spreadsheet. Reconciles Producer reports for discrepancies and problems. Maintains records of Producer Payable and employee receivable accounts.  
  • Issues written and oral instructions. Determines work procedures and expedites  workflow. Studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency.
  • Completes special projects for the Controller.

Minimum Qualifications, Education and/or Experience:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.                                             
  • Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certified Payroll Professional preferred.

Keywords: AssuredPartners, West Des Moines , Payroll Accountant, Other , West Des Moines, Iowa

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