Payroll Accountant

Finance | Chief Accounting Officer
Same job available in 4 locations

Position Summary

Team Overview

The Payroll Accounting team supports the US Deloitte firm by overseeing the proper accounting for the payroll processing and payroll-related activities. This includes tracing, reviewing, and analyzing payroll transactions from the payroll system to the ledger to verify accuracy, as well as, performing balance sheet reconciliations of various payroll-related accounts.

Work you’ll do

The primary area of focus for this position is payroll-related general ledger reconciliations and subsequent analysis, as well as, related day-to-day activities. Responsibilities include overseeing the processing and accounting for payroll-related areas, such as, employee notes & loans, United Way pledges, Director’s Deferred Compensation Plan (DDCP), escheatable property, and PPMD club matters. This person will also assist and contribute to various department projects and process improvements.  

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare, review, reconcile, and analyze a diverse group of balance sheet reconciliations related to payroll, payroll taxes, employee benefits, employee notes & loans, United Way liabilities, escheated payables, relocation, and Director’s Deferred Compensation Plan (DDCP).
  • Ensure ledger balances in these accounts are stated accurately and work closely with involved teams to discuss issues, processes, and ensure timely resolution of reconciling items.
  • Perform the day-to-day activities including processing, accounting, and reporting related to these areas.
  • Prepare and submit journal entries as needed.
  • Develop intricate knowledge of the payroll-related accounts and processes including how the SAP system works and interfaces with the general ledger.
  • Collaborate with involved teams to identify opportunities to streamline and improve posting processes and accuracy.
  • Assist with training and knowledge sharing as needed between the payroll, payroll processing and finance teams.
  • Create and/or update process documentation as processes change.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related discipline required and 3+years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Background in payroll, payroll taxes, and accounting is preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel with the ability to manipulate and analyze large volumes of data using formulas, v-lookups, and pivot tables.
  • Experience with SAP accounting software preferred.
  • Must be detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy and quality work.
  • Possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to follow a transaction from beginning to end through various systems and reports.
  • A process-improvement mindset with the ability to challenge the status quo and identify improvements.
  • Ability to analyze data to ensure the quality and accuracy of that data, then process, design and present it in ways to help team members and leadership make better decisions.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required including the ability to collaborate with people at all levels and virtually.

Our people and culture

Our diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture empowers our people to be who they are, contribute their unique perspectives, and make a difference individually and collectively. It enables us to leverage different ideas and perspectives, and bring more creativity and innovation to help solve our client most complex challenges. This makes Deloitte one of the most rewarding places to work. Learn more about our inclusive culture.

Professional development

From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to build new skills, take on leadership opportunities and connect and grow through mentorship. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Learn more about our commitment to developing our people.

Requisition code: 47488


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