Friday, 2 January 2015

Vacancy in The Netherlands: Accountant (Payroll Department) - Utrecht area

Accountant (Payroll Department) - Utrecht area


The Staff Accountant Payroll is responsible for:

- Timely and accurate accounting and reporting of payroll costs in compliance with US GAAP;

- Performing month end accruals for vacation, time for time and other payroll related accruals.

Furthermore the Staff Accountant assists in analysing payroll costs compared to previous periods and solves any discrepancies where necessary. This person works independently and provides advice within the area of expertise to functional or operational area managers. Further in this role the incumbent is expected to resolve problems by identifying and selecting the solution through the application of acquired technical experience.

Main Tasks:

    Prepare month end payroll journals based on information received from payroll vendors. Liaise with payroll vendor or payroll ops in case information is inaccurate or insufficient
    Perform month-end and year-end closing activities including calculation of payroll accruals (vacation, time for time, pension, wage and employer taxes etc)
    Process payroll bank account transactions
    Prepare monthly account reconciliations and resolve issues with payroll ops, banking or other departments
    Assist in monthly payroll analysis
    Review payroll wires and perform verification of bank payments
    Support a variety of ad hoc projects as required


    HBO / Bachelors degree in Accounting or country equivalent education
    At least 2 to 3 years related work experience
    Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required
    Excellent analysing skills
    People Soft (HRMS and Finance) experience is a plus
    Clear and effective communications skills
    Fluent in English (verbal & written)
    General understanding of payslips/ payroll process is advantageous
    Team player with service-oriented attitude
    Proactive, well organized with hard working mentality
    Able to handle tight deadlines

Company profile

International retail company.
NL - Utrecht
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