KIPP New Jersey - Newark

Newark, NJ

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
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Organization: KIPP New Jersey - Newark
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Contact: Leadership Recruiter
Email: recruitment@kippnj.org

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Payroll Accountant - Newark

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KIPP New Jersey - Newark

Newark, NJ

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP New Jersey - Newark
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Leadership Recruiter
Email: recruitment@kippnj.org

Here’s what you need to know:
KIPP New Jersey is looking for a Payroll Accountant to help support the Human Resources department with processing semimonthly, multistate payroll for over 900 employees. The Payroll Accountant will work with the Human Resources Manager and other Human Resources staff to coordinate and perform the key duties associated with the organization’s payroll processing. The Payroll Accountant will play a critical role in compiling, recording, and processing payroll data, including but not limited to computing employee time, posting wages and deductions and preparing pay checks.

Why join KIPP? 
Great question! We’re really passionate about kids, improvement, and fun. To find out more about why great TEAMmates join us, visit our website here.
 
Here’s what you’ll be doing as the Payroll Accountant:

The Payroll Accountant must be incredibly detail oriented in review and processing, as well as able to step back and synthesize trends and patterns on a highlevel in order to identify improvements and best practices. Our ideal Payroll Accountant will love reconciliation work and demonstrating
that their work is correct – ensuring that all stakeholders (staff, directors, and auditors) are about to clearly understand payroll calculations. Joining our team comes with a lot of growth opportunities, but with great power comes great responsibility. Here are a few (well, many) for this position:

Responsibilities:
  • Compile payroll data such as bonuses and stipends, garnishments, employee deductions, and overtime pay.
  • Calculate and confirm correct computations of hourly timesheets, reviewing them for completeness and accuracy.
  • Process semimonthly payroll data and transfer of data to external payroll vendor including reconciliation of retirement contributions, loan contributions, and other withholdings.
  • Compile data and process reports from payroll system software through fluctuation analysis
  • Collaborate with Human Resources Manager along with the appropriate accounting team members to ensure accuracy of cost centers, allocation coding, and locations for budget accuracy.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive and detailed checklist for all payroll related functions and updated with progress of completion of each step during payroll submission.
  • Troubleshoot with external payroll vendor and human resources manager as needed.
  • Work closely with the human resources team to assure accuracy of employee’s records and deductions including benefits, 403(b), pension and other deductions.
  • Process and confirm employee data changes in HRIS.
Must Haves
  • 23 years of experience processing payroll for companies operating in multiple states with over 250 employees.
  • Accurate, attentive, detail oriented, with strong analytical skills
  • Effective research skills on all matters payroll and labor law related, including but not limited to researching online, through HRIS provided resources, and local, state, and federal law updates.
  • Professional and customerservice oriented with the ability to interface with associates and management.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload in order to meet daily, weekly and monthly deadlines.
  • Previous experience working with corporate payroll software, preferably Ceridian products.
  • Knowledge and understanding of local, state and federal payroll rules and regulations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, PC literate (internet, excel, word and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a team on collaborative projects.
  • Ability to remain calm and solutionsoriented in highstress situations.
  • Ability to proactively problem solve and anticipate challenges before they occur.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and comfortably with ambiguity.
Nice to Haves
  • 4 – 6 years of experience processing payroll for companies operating in multiple states with over 500 employees.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources or related field.
  • Desire to grow as a payroll professional within the Human Resources function.
  • FPC or CPP Certification via American Payroll Association.
  • Candidate for FPC or CPP Certification via American Payroll Association.
  • Previous experience using Ceridian Dayforce.
  • Experience processing payroll for public or governmental entities with pension and/or Chapter 78.
  • Experience interacting with and/or managing internal and external auditors on payroll and human resources cycle testing.
Need more reasons to work here? 
In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP NJ/KIPP Miami offers a full benefits plan, a subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, a company laptop as well as travel benefits for teammates commuting from out of state.

About KIPP New Jersey              
KIPP New Jersey schools are part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark’s South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to teach nearly 6,000 students in grades K-12 in Newark and Camden. 92% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced-price meals.
 
KIPP New Jersey alumni earn college degrees at more than 3.5 times the national average for students from low-income families. By offering highly effective educators with strong bonds to families, more time in school learning, services that support a variety of student needs, and a culture focused on achievement, our students are on the path to and through college. Visit KIPPNJ.org to learn more.
 
KIPP New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer.