Payroll Specialist / Staff Accountant

Mankato, Minnesota
Finance & Economics (Business and Financial Operations Occupations)
Job Type
Temp to Perm
Working Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
US$ 15.00 - US$ 17.00 per hour
Ref. Number
Adam Despres, Spherion
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Job Description

This position is responsible for timely and accurately recording multiple clients' payroll records into a computerized payroll system on a weekly basis and compiling quarterly and annual payroll tax returns, among other payroll related responsibilities. This is a dual role and the individual will also perform general accounting duties ranging from bookkeeping, financial statement preparation, sales tax returns, bank reconciliations, and tax return preparation.

* Full Time 40+ hours from Jan - April (Tax Season)
* Part Time 17 - 24 hour from May - Dec

Input of client data from multiple sources to professional payroll software for clients with employees ranging from 1 to 100+.
Other payroll related functions include, but not limited to: payroll tax deposits, benefits administration, payroll tax returns, W-2s, garnishment management, advisory consulting, etc.
Bookkeeping function for multiple clients using variety of software
Bank reconciliations for checking, saving, credit cards, etc. for multiple clients
Financial statement preparation for multiple clients using QuickBooks or professional accounting software
Sales Tax calculation and filing for multiple clients
Tax Return preparation for individuals and businesses
Periodic analysis / financial projects
Additional duties may be assigned to meet business needs

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Excellent problem solving/judgment skills, and high level of attention to detail and accuracy
Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) - emphasis on excel a plus
Excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work under pressure
Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and meet all deadlines
Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion
Human Resource experience helpful but not required
QuickBooks experience helpful but not required


1-4 years

Minimum A.A.S. in Accounting, Bachelors in Accounting preferred
Minimum 1 year experience working with a computerized payroll system
Minimum 3 years tax return preparation experience
Minimum 3 years bookkeeping experience/payroll experience

* Full Time 40+ hours from Jan - April (Tax Season)
* Part Time 17 - 24 hour from May - Dec

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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