The Payroll Accountant is responsible for professional accounting work performing standard accounting tasks in an established financial system. The Payroll Accountant ensures that employee transactions associated with payroll deductions are prepared accurately and promptly. The work involves the maintenance of complex payroll records and preparation of a wide range of reports and statements, dealing with payroll, reconciliation, employee change calculations, and auditing of employee records.
Roles and Responsibilities The following information is intended to describe the overall nature and scope of the work being performed. This is not a comprehensive listing of all responsibilities or tasks; work may differ and other work may be assigned when deemed appropriate.
Partner with Department of Human Resources and Talent Development and Virginia Retirement System (VRS) to maintain employee member records in the VRS Navigator retirement system.
Assist Payroll team when testing system functionality due to implementation of patches and updates.
Communicate with employees to explain paycheck VRS retirement account deductions.
Assist in year-end VRS Audit by providing appropriate documentation per auditor requests
Prepares employee deduction calculations for mandatory and voluntary retirement contributions
Audit payroll transactions and records to determine variances by conferring with personnel staff and account managers.
Reconcile and transmit monthly retirement contribution financial records and reports to the State.
Process all employee transactions, processing contract change impact and completing associated entries to adhere to State contribution guidelines.
Reconciles all employee retirement contributions managing associated changes to employee’s status and contract.
FLSA status: Exempt Months/Days/Hours: 12 months, 248 days, 8 hours Telework Eligible: Partial Telework Disclosure Employees who perform the responsibilities of the above position have been identified as having the potential to telework. Telework is defined as completing one's duties and responsibilities at a site other than one's assigned duty location. In order to be eligible for telework privileges, an employee must have demonstrated consistent, positive performance and have the support and approval of their direct supervisor. In addition, these employees must have reliable high-speed internet and a designated workspace that allows them privacy while completing sensitive and confidential work. Employees who are non-exempt and are teleworking will work their required scheduled hours and gain approval from their supervisor if they work more than 8 hours a day or more than 40 hours in a workweek. Teleworking privileges can be amended, changed, or revoked based upon the performance of the employee, as well as the needs of Loudoun County Public Schools.
Qualifications Below are the minimum qualifications for this job. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are also acceptable.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in accounting, finance or related field required
Previous exposure to the public-school system sector with knowledge of school financing, payroll and accounting procedures preferred
Two years of experience with payroll/Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS)/Oracle preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) and the practical application
Ability to prepare complex accounting reports; analyze and evaluate accounting concerns; to produce data and recommend improved procedures
Advanced knowledge with Excel with preferred
Knowledge of VRS preferred
Ability to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
Physical Requirements The following provides a brief description of physical requirements for this position:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly talking, expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. The employee must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. The employee must possess normal cognitive abilities including the ability to learn, recall and apply certain practices and policies. Frequently sitting and/or remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
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Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) serves more than 81,000 students in 97 facilities. We operate 18 high schools, 17 middle and intermediate schools, 60 elementary schools, and two instructional centers.
Loudoun County Public Schools, located in Northern Virginia, a suburb of Washington, DC, is the third largest school division in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of the fastest-growing counties in America. Loudoun continues its proud tradition of quality public education, maintaining an outstanding record of student achievement despite the pressure of surging enrollment.