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AP & Payroll Accountant

Job Title
AP & Payroll Accountant
Job ID
Phoenix,  AZ 85020
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Career Evolutions is looking for an AP & Payroll Accountant for a public REIT company in Phoenix, AZ. Full-time contract-to-hire opportunity with a total compensation up to $50,000 + Benefits.
As a member of the accounting team, you will have great exposure supporting the operational needs of the organization. And, you will perform a variety of complex duties in accounts payable (60%) and payroll (40%); processing bi-weekly payroll, analyzing accounts, preparing reports and performing the monthly financial close and consolidation duties.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Review and/or process bi-weekly payroll for about 150 employees
  • Process, reconcile and balance payroll accounts and prepare payroll reporting for review and analysis
  • Perform reconciliations of FSA, HSA, 401(k) and other contributions and resolve discrepancies
  • Manage all payroll related changes including new hires, compensation increases, benefit deductions, LOA, retro pay, status changes, terminations, tax changes, 401(k), garnishments, etc.
  • Ensure all non-exempt employee timecards are approved by supervisors in a timely manner and that timecard data is processed accurately including adjustments as needed
  • Ensure accurate and timely preparation of W2s and other tax reporting
  • Partner with Human Resources for seamless and timely integration for payroll processing
  • Provide excellent customer service for internal and external business partners with high degree of client privacy and confidentiality
  • Assist with year-end payroll audits, workers comp audits, 401(k) audits, and regulatory filings
  • Assist with year‐end financial audits with external auditors
  • Participate and support month-end closing, financial statement preparations, ensuring data quality and accuracy of accounting treatment within the company


Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance is preferred
  • 2+ years’ experience processing payroll and related areas preferably with a high tech company
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local payroll regulations
  • Able to prioritize and meet multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Prior hands-on experience working in general ledger is required
  • Prior experience working in accounting systems is required, i.e. SAGE, Dynamics, etc.
  • High level of curiosity and ease in working in evolving environments
  • Able to work independently and manage projects from inception to implementation
  • Team player attitude and good at building business relationships via strong communication skills/customer service
  • Strong analytical and attention to detail skills
  • Self-driven and motivated team-player with excellent communication skills


Founded in 2008, Career Evolutions is a leading Executive Search Firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Career Evolutions provides products and services to identify top talent, develop employees, and maximize human capital to enhance the bottom line. For more info, please visit, check out our Current Opportunities, and contact us via phone 480.626.5253.

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