Senior Accountant - Payroll

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Reporting to the Assistant Controller, the Senior Accountant-Payroll serves as the team lead over all facets of the competed integration from the HCM payroll system to the General Ledger/ERP system, including integration operations as well as issue maintenance and resolution. Additionally, the position has responsibility over all accounting for payroll, labor costs, and benefits. This individual works in a team serving as the bridge amongst, and providing direct support to the Assistant Controller, the Payroll team, and the Grants Accounting team.

Key Responsibilities:
Serves as lead in the Accounting team and is responsible for the completed integration of payroll and related data from the HCM system to the General Ledger/ERP system
Management of integrated components including HR/Payroll posting rules, pay codes, cost allocations, and system "crosswalks" (data mapping amongst the various systems)
Monitors integration issues and system errors ("kickouts") and resolution of such kickouts through liaising with the Information Technology (IT) team, along with identification of opportunities for efficiency on system coding integration.
Processes payroll and labor templates; processes labor cost transfers for GL corrections; Tests new changes to the payroll system and impacts on accounting and General Ledger and Grants systems; validates changes in benefit plans and correct system execution for changes in benefits and retirement plans; reconciles Payroll and GL account; processes recurring journals associated with Payroll and Benefits.

Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance from an accredited college/university and at least 5 years of experience in General Ledger maintenance, along with Payroll accounting experience.
Demonstrated ability to effectively assist in leading a team of Accountants in all facets of General Ledger administration and related financial compliance.
Ability to handle a fast-paced environment with shifting responsibilities and priorities; ability to re-prioritize efforts without losing sight of required outcomes.
Proven experience in analyzing and interpreting financial data and preparing financial reports, statements, and/or projections in an accurate and timely manner.
Demonstrated ability and experience with large/complex GL account and payroll systems, and related maintenance, administration and reporting.

Please submit a resume and cover letter of interest.

About JAX:
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,400 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.
JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!

EEO Statement:
The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 668090

Posted On: Jan 13, 2022

Updated On: Apr 13, 2022