Robert Half Finance & Accounting Payroll And Accounting Specialist in WATERTOWN, Massachusetts

Our Client is a dedicated leader in the Electric Power industry who deliver solutions, services and knowledge throughout the industry. Their equipment and software are designed to improve operations and optimize system performance of transformers and other electric power equipment. Essential Functions: The Payroll and Accounting Specialist to support the Controller and Accounting Manager and is responsible for the timely and accurate processing, recording and reporting of the company's payroll.

  • Perform U.S. Payroll Processing (bi-weekly, multi-state and ad-hoc) for up to 400 employees

  • Manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely

  • Reconcile payroll prior to transmission and validate confirmed reports

  • Understand proper taxation of employer paid benefits; Preparation, verification and funding of 401K transfer

  • Process correct garnishment calculations and compliance

  • Execute time and attendance processing and interface with payroll

  • Work closely with Human Resource team to ensure that payroll administration and related procedures comply with personnel policies

  • Process accurate and timely month-end and year- end closings, financial and tax audits

  • Develop ad hoc financial and operational reporting as needed

  • Processes accounts payable as they specifically relate to payroll, maintains accuracy of vendor records and works with managers to charge appropriate expense accounts.

  • Act as back up to accounts payable clerk and assist as needed to process invoices, expense reports and other related AP responsibilities.

  • Maintains and reconciles subsidiary ledgers for payroll related accounts.

Robert Half Finance & Accounting, the world's leader in specialized financial staffing, provides exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948. Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in 325 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on FortuneĀ® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

Apply for this job now or contact our nearest office at 844.539.2523 for additional information.

All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada.

Ā© 2018 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans

By clicking 'Apply Now' you are agreeing to Robert Half Terms of Use.

Req ID: 02100-0010345711

Functional Role: Operations Manager/Director/VP

Country: USA

State: MA


Postal Code: 02472-4044

Compensation: $50,000.00 to $60,000.00 per year


  • Must have at least 7 to 10 years of payroll experience in a complex corporate environment.

  • Must possess detail knowledge of payroll, tax and accounting concepts.

  • Must have proven ability in improving payroll systems through feed automation and enhanced reporting.

  • The ability to keep information confidential and communicate with the utmost of discretion.

  • The person must have a high attention to detail and the ability to follow logical steps.

  • The capacity to meet critical deadlines while managing multiple priorities in a fast pace team environment.

  • Ability to independently plan and organize one's own activities.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to interface within all levels of the organization.

  • Proficient with Microsoft products such as Outlook, Word, Excel and Access.

  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or have obtained the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC). To apply for this position, please send resumes to with the "RE: Payroll Accounting Specialist" in the title.