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Principal Payroll Accountant

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Irving
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Category: Business Management Location: Irving, Texas US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes Clearance Type: None Telecommute: Yes - May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position Shift: 1st Shift Travel Required: No Positions Available: 1

Support our entire enterprise and build the networks, staff the teams, and develop the processes that will keep us defining what's possible. We have opportunities across our enterprise with 90,000 team members throughout the world. The only limit to your growth is your ambition and drive. We want to empower you to bring your best, with resources, support, and talented team members that will launch your career. Responsibilites include:

  • Applies principles of accounting, governmental accounting rules and company policy to establish and analyze SAP account reconciliations.
  • Researches and advises payroll staff concerning the accounting treatment of complex transactions. Researches and guides the payroll staff on how to handle payroll issues affecting accounting.
  • Reconciles payroll account balances for the purpose of maintaining accurate account balances and complying within the established guidelines.
  • Prepare and enter journal entries in SAP as part of the true-up procedure and to ensure that liabilities, expenses, and disbursements are properly recorded.
  • Responsible for timely completion of assigned duties according to set deadlines and the monthly and quarterly account close schedules and ensure all transactions are in compliance with GAAP (General Accepted Accounting Principles).
  • Maintains or oversees the control of accounts and compiles and analyzes detailed account report and other related information to record transactions, prepare reports, and review and verify accuracy.
  • Research and determine dollar value of aging items that will not clear accounts and request write off approval.
  • May design, modify, and/or maintain process and desk procedure documentation and forms.
  • Responsible for the adherence to and communication of accounting and auditing policies and procedures.
  • Critical success factors for candidates will include a highly collaborative work style, the ability to anticipate problems, proactively deal with difficult situations and communicate appropriately with all levels of stakeholders.
  • Must have strong organizational, problem-solving and closure skills; strong written and oral communication skills, and demonstrated interpersonal skills with different stakeholders and levels of professionals and management.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 6 years' of related experience with a Bachelors; OR 4 years' of related experience with a Masters; 8 years' of related experience with an Associate's degree; or 10 years' of related experience with High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have a strong understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and federal/state payroll tax laws along with a broad overall payroll and timekeeping knowledge.
  • Proficient in MS Excel - pivots, macros, v-look ups
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly analytical and strong advocate for process improvement
  • Works with a sense of urgency and is proactive - keeps on top of action item owners to complete tasks
  • Collaborative
  • Intolerant of recurring problems - digs deep to find the root cause and fixes the problem
  • Creates ad-hoc reports to solve problems
  • Must be able to work successfully in a fast paced, high volume, multi-tasking environment
  • Successful candidate will be self-directed and have a high acumen for learning on the fly
  • Ability to work long days during peak periods required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PeopleSoft/SAP Payroll experience required. Ideal candidate must be highly analytical, a team player, a quick learner and a dependable worker with focus on ensuring the Team meets its goals and deadlines.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Irving , Principal Payroll Accountant, Other , Irving, Texas

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