Senior Accountant Senior Accountant …

Morningstar
in Chicago, IL, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Morningstar
in Chicago, IL, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive
Senior Accountant
Senior Accountant - Payroll Chicago/en-US/Americas/job/Chicago/Senior-Accountant---Payroll_REQ-014431-1/apply

Morningstar is looking for a Payroll Senior Accountant, who will play an integral role in all aspects of the US Payroll; including , payroll processing, journal entries, account reconciliations, Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, automation and process improvements. This full-time position reports to the Accounting Manager- Payroll and is based in our Chicago office in the heart of the loop.


Responsibilities
Process all aspects of payroll for semi-monthly and bi-weekly payroll.
Audit data integration files from various systems to ensure appropriate data transfer of payroll related information.
Validate all payroll entries, including earnings, deductions and changes from Workday (HR System) and reconcile and resolve any discrepancies as necessary.
Liaise with HR stakeholders to facilitate accurate payroll processing.
Import 401k file to provider site and reconcile any issues.
Prepare monthly journal entries and account reconciliations.
Resolve payroll issues and efficiently communicate to all parties involved.
Assist with payroll related audits including 401k, internal and external audits.
Assist in troubleshooting, problem-solving, automating and improving payroll processes.
Participate in periodic SOX compliance, ownership and design of internal controls and process maps.
Liaise with ADP Client Service Representative to resolve system issues and create best practices.
Review and maintain Quarterly and Year-End ADP Payroll Tax Reports.
Stay current on the latest regulatory changes with respect to payroll, expatriate payroll, paid family leave, stock option exercises, restricted stock grants, and relocation packages.


Requirements
Five to seven years of Payroll experience.
Bachelors degree in accounting or finance. Certified Payroll Professional designation is a plus.
Strong experience in process improvements and project management.
Working knowledge of accounting processes and internal controls.
Customer-service-oriented approach.
Strong organizational and administrative skills.
A high degree of reliability.
Knowledge of ADP payroll software, Workday and Oracle Financials a plus.

001_MstarInc Morningstar Inc. Legal EntityPosted 3 Days AgoFull timeREQ-014431

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