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Posted: Wed Feb 14 2024

Payroll & Benefits Accountant

South Bend, Indiana

Direct Hire

Do you have strong Accounting management of payroll & benefits experience, looking to join a great company in South Bend?

In this position, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of the payroll and benefit processing. Along with exercising independent judgment and discretion in planning and carrying out the details of the payroll and benefit functions. This position works with limited supervision while providing an accurate and systematic payroll and benefit service in an evolving and changing in an exciting environment!

• Process semi-monthly payroll and benefits for approximately 400 staff members with a high level of accuracy, confidentiality, timeliness, organization with strict payroll and benefit deadlines.
• Implements, maintains, and reviews payroll and benefit processing systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other authorized deductions.
• Calculates annualized pay, making any necessary adjustments to reflect new hires, leaves, and resignations, keeping accurate payroll records detailing these changes.
• Works closely with internal departments (HR, principals, etc.) and staff members to investigate and resolve questions, concerns, and issues, etc.
• Works closely with payroll provider (Paylocity) to resolve any issues, process payroll, and quarterly/year end reporting (W-2’s, 1099’s, taxes).
• Responds timely and professionally to staff member (both current and former) inquiries regarding pay, garnishments, deductions etc.
• Completes in a timely manner all Verification of Employment and Earnings requests.
• Routinely maintains, monitors, and updates time off requests (when necessary) and timecard punches for part time staff.
• Audit records to ensure accurate salaries, insurance deductions, retirement deductions, and garnishments.
• After each payroll cycle, process necessary accounting entries to record the transaction in the accounting software.
• Process the retirement payments and report to the agencies and record the transaction in the accounting software.
• Process the necessary entries for payroll related invoices to Accounts Payable for payment.
• Follows and maintains knowledge of all district policies and procedures.
• Comply with applicable district, state, local and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
• Perform other related duties as assigned or may be necessary.
• Generate effective communication, good relations, and a positive image with external customers and coworkers promoting courtesy, objectivity, and fairness.

- Associate degree preferred.
- Three to five years of payroll, benefit, accounting, or related experience; equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.
 - Required to attend and/or participate in such other activities as directed by the Administrator (meetings (before or after work hours) for collecting funds.
•  Excellent time management skills with proven ability to meet deadlines and exhibit good attendance.
• Strong computer skills are important in this position to navigate a computerized payroll system, and good typing, ten-key skills, and mathematical skills are also necessary, Microsoft Excel skills essential.  
• Knowledge of tax policies, payroll, and benefit processes and regulations is essential. 

This is a direct hire opportunity with great pay and benefits!
Location:  Elkhart, IN
Salary range: $50,000 - $55,000

Headquartered in North Central Indiana and founded in 2009, TalentSource is a sole source recruiting firm offering an awesome team of subject matter experts in talent acquisition! We are recruiting generalists and provide professional job placement in a wide range of disciplines and industries, including temporary and perm placement, payroll, and specialty staffing solutions to a wide variety of top-notch clients! TalentSource is committed to establishing a long-term relationship with both their clients and candidates. They achieve their mission of providing superior customer service through customized talent solutions, with an emphasis on quality and continuous improvement. To learn more about TalentSource please visit us at! TalentSource is an Equal Opportunity Recruiting Firm. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.