Payroll Accountant, F/T - Birmingham, AL

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Position Summary:
The Payroll Accountant is responsible for processing payroll and any other financial related duties. The Payroll Accountant works closely with the Accounting Manager to accomplish the mission and service goals of Aletheia House. Area serviced is Jefferson County, Birmingham, Alabama.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Maintain and process payroll (full-time, part-time, and overtime hours), bonuses, information by collecting, calculating, and entering data.
-Updates to payroll records by entering changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and department transfers and allocations.
-Prepares reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages.
-File, pay, and reconcile Federal, State, and City taxes in a timely manner (monthly, quarterly and yearly).
-Reconcile and pay vendor invoices from payroll liabilities (AFLAC, Mass Mutual, Colonial, Protective Life, Guardian, GUL, Benetech, and United Way).
-Update Vacation and Sick Leave Balances
-Determines payroll liabilities by calculating employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer’s social security, unemployment, and workers compensation payments.
-Processes garnishments, calculates year-to-date earnings, inputs missed punches into the ETC system.
-Resolves payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
-Provides payroll information by answering questions and requests.
-Maintains payroll operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
-Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.

Miscellaneous Duties:
-Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
-To attend staff meetings and trainings as required.
-To perform other duties as instructed by the Director of Human Resources, Director of Behavioral Health, Managing Accountant, Chief Operating Officer, and/or Executive Director.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
-Excellent writing, communication, organizational and time management skills with knowledge of
English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
-Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.)
-Detail oriented
-Exceptional interpersonal skills
-Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
-Ability to maintain harmonious effective working relationships with other employees.

-Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business related field.
-Must have a minimum of 2 years experience in payroll.
-Years of experience may be substituted for education.
-Ability to provide services in a compassionate, ethical manner.
-Ability to keep sensitive information obtained confidential.

Physical Requirements:
-Requires the physical mobility to sit, stand, and walk for moderate periods of time.

Job Salary: 
Exempt $34,000 - $40,000 Annually
F/T, Exempt--Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Benefits are excellent including health insurance with dental, retirement, paid vacations and paid sick leave. We also provide educational opportunities that prepare counselors to become certified as Addiction Professionals.

During the past several years, we have experienced significant growth. Most of our supervisors have been promoted from within, so there is definitely an opportunity for outstanding employees to advance within the organization.

To Apply: 

Individuals who are interested should come in to fill out an application, or fax cover letter & resume to 205-203-4843, or send an email with a three-page attachment to In the subject line please insert (PACT-0164). The first page of the attachment should be a cover letter; the second page of the attachment should be a resume including detailed information about employment, internships, and/or volunteer experiences.

The third page should answer these three questions:
1. Why are you interested in this position?
2. What experiences, skills and passions would you bring to this position that would make us want to select you?
3. Who is the person in your life who knows the most about how you would perform in this position and what would they tell us about you if we called them?

Aletheia House is a United Way Agency.

Aletheia House is an Equal Opportunity Employer, who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise discrimination.

Closing Date-Time: 
Sun, 01/21/2018 - 5:00pm