Payroll Accountant - Fargo, North Dakota

Job Reference:1001912899
Position Type:Permanent
Industry:Accounting & Auditing
City, State:Fargo, North Dakota
Salary:US$30000.00 - US$40000.00 per year
Contact:Kellie Gores, Spherion, United States

Job Description

To be considered for this opportunity, you must complete an online application at


General Summary:

This role will be primarily responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely accounting of payroll, benefits and accounts payable transactions, and assurance that proper procedures and internal controls are in place for accounting and reporting.


The areas of statutory compliance activities will focus on the following areas:

  • Accounting/Analysis
  • Direct Tax compliance
  • Indirect Tax /Other Tax compliance
  • Financial Statement Preparation
  • Statistical Reporting
  • Compliance Management
  • Onsite Audit


Key Responsibilities:


  • Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis by published corporate deadline.  These accounts will range from simple to quite complex in nature. Examples include AP disbursement bank accounts, accrued salaries and wages, payroll tax liability, accounts payable accruals, employee receivables, unclaimed property, and various other accounts
  • Proactively communicate with business partners to research and resolve reconciling items and outstanding issues 
  • Reconcile payroll results from subsidiary ledger to general ledger for all domestic subsidiaries on a monthly basis
  • Processes inter-company transactions and reconcile inter-company postings to ensure compliance to policy each month
  • Determine appropriate methodology, calculate and prepare journal entries to ensure processes are in accordance with GAAP
  • Prepare for annual/quarterly/monthly audits including the preparation of all working papers and related financial statements, disclosures and supplemental schedules
  • Respond to various inquiries regarding proper accounting for payroll and benefit transactions and support compensation/benefit accounting policies and guidelines
  • Respond to and support business partners inquires and information requests in a timely and accurate manner.  This includes identifying reporting needs and establishing expectations



Competency requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal awareness skills
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to learn and use multiple software applications/tools
  • Ability to work effectively cross organizationally and cross -culturally
  • Ability to drive for results through ownership and continuous passion for improvements
  • Strong analytical problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage conflict and negotiate resolution
  • Ability to show strong sense of certainty and stand firm when appropriate


Experience & Qualification requirements:


  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Minimum 3-5 years relevant experience post Accounting Qualification achievement
  • Education-Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or relevant field
  • Knowledge of Excel formulas, pivot tables, and strong ability to manipulate large volumes of data


  • Recognized Accounting Qualification (e.g. CPA, CA, etc.)
  • Experience in Shared Service Center/Outsourcing environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft systems, processes and tax structure


$30-$40K doe


To be considered, please apply online at  when prompted for a recruiter code, use 45520019505. If you have any questions please contact Kellie Gores at  701-298-8300