Payroll Specialist-Mankato

Abdo, Eick & Meyers is a progressive, full-service CPA firm that caters to individuals, businesses, nonprofits and local governments. Our story began in 1963 and has grown to encompass more than 100 dedicated professionals who provide accounting and financial services to nearly 6,000 clients throughout Minnesota. And we’re still writing it.

We are currently seeking a Payroll Specialist to join the AEM Workforce Solutions group in the Mankato office. Under general supervision, performs a variety of payroll services work. Duties include servicing an assigned client portfolio by inputting client data, balancing payroll runs, producing federal and state tax payments and answering client questions.

Key responsibilities may also include:

• Ensure timely and accurate input of clients payroll data into the Firm’s software application; including salary adjustments, special payments, tax allocations, and employee deductions or adjustments.

• Reconcile payroll prior to submission and validate confirmed reports

• Print and assemble pay statements and payroll checks per client

• Provide quality, proactive and ongoing client service to maintain a high rate of client retention

• Maintain knowledge of the payroll processing system and understand wage and tax laws

• Correspond with federal, state, and local tax agencies on behalf of clients to resolve problems

• Research and resolve client and system problems to ensure accurate payroll reports and tax returns

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

• Calculate and complete Form 941 and state quarterly returns for full-service and after the fact clients

• Initiate client federal and state payroll tax payments

• Maintain and update client folders/engagement binders to ensure efficient operations

• Prepare Form W-2’s along with other annual Federal and State payroll tax returns

• Complete additional client payroll documents as needed (i.e. Workers comp audits, tip allocation, misc)

• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

• Payroll processing experience preferred along with experience in a customer service environment requiring solid problem-solving abilities

• Working knowledge of payroll best practices including strong knowledge of federal and state regulations

• Capable of performing and explaining to clients payroll and tax computations

• Strong PC skills including proficiency in Excel

• Proven ability to deal sensitively with confidential material

• Strong interpersonal (verbal and written) communication skills

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; and 2 to 3 years related payroll and software experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Willingness to work a flexible schedule.

Attracting, developing, and retaining the best employees are our highest priorities at Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP. Ranked as the 6th fastest growing firm in the U.S. by Accounting Today’s Top 100 Firms and Regional Leaders, we are always seeking talented individuals who can contribute to the success of our firm. So, if you are looking for an opportunity with a growing, collaborative firm, that values teamwork, relationships and growth & development please apply to careers@aemcpas.com.