Payroll Accountant (#0465)

Announcement #0465

Position Summary:
The payroll accountant is responsible for processing payroll and any other financial related duties for a large non-profit organization with more than 200 full-time and part-time employees. The payroll accountant works closely with the director of accounting and chief financial officer to accomplish the mission and service goals of Aletheia House.  Area serviced is Jefferson County, Alabama.

Primary Responsibilities:

-Maintain and process payroll (full-time, part-time, and overtime hours), bonuses, information by collecting, calculating, and entering data

-Updates to payroll records by entering changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and department transfers and allocations

-Prepares reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages

-File, pay, and reconcile Federal, State, and City taxes in a timely manner (monthly, quarterly and yearly)

-Reconcile and pay vendor invoices from payroll liabilities (Mass Mutual, Colonial, Protective Life, Guardian, GUL, Benetech, and United Way)

-Updates vacation and sick leave balances

-Determines payroll liabilities by calculating employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer’s social security, unemployment, and workers compensation payments

-Processes garnishments, calculates year-to-date earnings, inputs missed punches into the ETC system

-Resolves payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information

-Provides payroll information by answering questions and requests

-Maintains payroll operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes

-Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential


Miscellaneous Duties:

-Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

-To attend staff meetings and trainings as required

-To perform other duties as instructed by the chief financial officer, chief operating officer, director of behavioral health, and/or executive director


-Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business related field

-Must have a minimum of 4 years experience in payroll

-Years of experience may be substituted for education

-Ability to provide services in a compassionate, ethical manner

-Ability to keep sensitive information obtained confidential



Job Salary:

$40,000.00 – $50,000.00 commensurate with experience


F/T, Exempt-Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm



Benefits are excellent including health insurance with dental, retirement, paid vacations and paid sick leave.

To Apply:

Individuals who are interested should send an email with one attachment including cover letter and resume to, apply at:, or fax resumes submission to:  (205) 203-4843.  Please insert in the subject line (PA-0465).

* Please include both documents (cover letter and resume) in one attachment to be considered for candidacy.*

Closing Date-Time:

Open until filled

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