Highly trained payroll professional with experience processing transactions, identifying problems, performing detailed analysis and finding solutions. Seeking the opportunity to apply knowledge as a Payroll Accounting Clerk II.
Payroll administration experience
Ceridian Source 500, ADP Workforce Now, Workday
Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Outlook
Collaborative team member
Payroll Accountant, 11/2007 to 10/2016 HomeStreet Bank – Seattle, WA
Processed semi-monthly and bi-weekly payroll for 2,000+ employees in twelve states using Ceridian, ADP, and Workday.
Managed employee records to include processing new hires, terminations, maintaining sick and vacation accruals, ensuring benefits deductions, entering garnishments, and performed employment verifications.
Responded to employee and manager inquiries for payroll and systems related questions.
Processed bonus, commission payments and other wage benefits in accordance with current compensation terms.
Conducted payroll account reconciliations.
Worked with the bank's independent and internal auditors in their reviews and audits.
Assisted with payroll testing activities, acceptance testing, and documented results.
Maintained payroll desktop procedures to ensure compliance with accounting policies and procedures, SOX and regulatory requirements.
Payroll Administrator, 08/2005 to 06/2007 Stonepath Logistics Inc – Seattle, WA
Managed bi-weekly payroll for 700+ employees using ADP PC Payroll and e-Time.
Trained and lead 2 payroll specialists.
Instrumental in moving the corporate payroll from Philadelphia and Minneapolis to Seattle.
Key team member in the smooth payroll transition consolidating seven company payrolls into one and changing from semi-monthly to bi-weekly.
Researched and resolved state, local and federal tax notices.
Payroll Tax Specialist, 11/1993 to 03/2005 Airborne Express Inc – Seattle, WA
Multi-state weekly and bi-weekly union and non-union payroll processing for 10,000+ employees.
Audited/corrected payroll wage and tax withholding variances.
Prepared, reviewed and filed State and Local payroll tax returns.
Reconciled payroll taxes and related general ledger accounts.
Researched/resolved problems and discrepancies with tax reporting agencies.
Performed year-end payroll processing cycle, W-2 distribution, W-2C, and amendments.
Senior Payroll Coordinator, 05/1988 to 11/1993 Airborne Express Inc – Seattle, WA
Performed online entry and maintenance of payroll/personnel master file data including new hires, terminations and employee changes.
Reviewed, edited, and input various payroll forms and miscellaneous employee deductions in employee master files within the payroll system.
Oversaw the day-to-day processing of payroll for 10,000+ employees, including review of timesheets and computing pay in accordance with FLSA.
Reviewed and resolved errors from audit reports for accuracy prior to release of payroll.
Reported, remitted and maintained work files for health and welfare, pension, union dues, and miscellaneous union benefits and deductions.
Accounting Major: Seattle University - Seattle, WA
Associate of Arts: Business Administration, Olympic College - Bremerton, WA
Coursework Certificates in Accounting Program: Bremerton Business College - Bremerton, WA