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Accounting and Payroll Specialist in Milwaukee, WI at Baker Tilly Search & Staffing

Date Posted: 11/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Accounting and Payroll Specialist  Direct hire payroll opportunity that offers variety! This position has both hands-on accounting and payroll responsibilities. Our client is looking for the right person to join their team. They are open to an experienced payroll professional or willing to train a recent grad. They are looking for a motivated, team player. RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Compile payroll data such as hours worked, taxes,  and insurance to be withheld, and employee
  • Cash application
  • Process a 500 person payroll
  • Work within Great Plains to handle general ledger and payroll duties
  • Assist with the month-end close process
  • Prepare journal entries
  • Handle reconciliations
  • Verify and enter data into payroll system to compute wages and deductions
  • Post data to payroll records
  • Reviews wage computed and correct errors to ensure accuracy of payroll
  • Record changes affecting net wages such as exemptions, insurance coverage, and loan payments for each employee to update master payroll records.
  • Prepare periodic reports of earnings, taxes, and deductions.
  • Prepare and issues paychecks.

Job Requirements


  • A minimum of an Associates Degree is required
  • Strong Excel user
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid work history

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