Accounting & Payroll Specialist - Part-time

Accounting & Payroll Specialist - Part-time

31 Jan 2024
Iowa, Des moines, 50301 Des moines USA

Accounting & Payroll Specialist - Part-time

Are you looking for an opportunity to do amazing work helping others? You've come to the right place. Let's make a difference! Primary Health Care (PHC) was founded in 1981 by Dr. Bery Engebretsen in Des Moines, IA. Our mission has remained unchanged since that time, to provide healthcare and supportive services to all, regardless of insurance, immigration status, or ability to pay. Based on the needs of the communities we serve, PHC offers a spectrum of medical and dental services including family practice, behavioral health, HIV care and services, and pharmacy. PHC’s Homeless Support Services is the entry point for serving people experiencing homelessness in Polk County. Enabling services are available to help patients with benefits enrollment, case management, transportation, translation, and patient education. We currently have locations in Ames, Des Moines, & Marshalltown. As an Accounting and Payroll Specialist, you will be responsible for accounts payable coding, recording and check writing functions. In addition, processing bi-weekly payroll and ensuring resolution of payroll related problems. This is a part time, 25 hours per week position. Schedule will be Monday - Friday, 5 hour shifts per day. What You Will Be Doing

Responsible for the accounts payable function at PHC, including accurately coding, reviewing other’s coding, reviewing invoice for reasonableness, recording all properly approved invoices, preparing checks for payment and filing in a timely manner.

Reconciles A/P subsidiary ledger to general ledger trial balance monthly,

Responsible for the payroll function at PHC, including entering approved time and employee changes. Ensures accurate and timely payroll processing by utilizing established payroll audit procedures each processing period. Ensures resolution of problems and follows up with payroll vendor as needed. Monitors payroll records and transactions to ensure the organization’s compliance with applicable employment laws and regulations.

Responsible for all wage attachments, such as garnishments, child support orders, etc., ensuring accurate entry into the payroll system, reconciliation and reporting requirements are met.

Maintains the payroll database. Troubleshoots routine issues with vendors. Assists employees with self-service components of payroll.

Responsible for quarterly and year-end payroll related reporting, including W-2’s and quarterly tax related reporting.

Assists in preparation of assigned financial and statistical data, including assigned general ledger reconciliations, monthly monitoring of various expenses for UDS purposes, and analyzing expenses for budgeting.

Answers routine questions pertaining to payroll and paychecks.

Prepares deposits and securely takes to the bank for proper deposit.

Researches and prepares annual 1099 forms as required.

Works as part of the PHC team to ensure financial success and viability of the organization, with constant emphasis on quality improvement.

Cooperates with all staff in the achievement of assigned work in the manner assigned, including following instructions issued by management staff.

Qualifications You Will Bring

Required Qualifications

Associates Degree in Accounting or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

A minimum of 2 years of accounts payable and/or payroll processing experience.

Detail oriented with high degree of accuracy.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Efficient computer skills with proficiency using Microsoft Office software and applicant tracking systems.

Organization and prioritization skills.

Strong problem-solving skills.

Analytical and math skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Community Health Center Experience

Proficient in the use of computerized General Ledger systems

Proficient in use of Sage 100 software

Experience with payroll processing software

We Take Care of Our PeopleYour experience and skills determine your base pay. The hiring range for this position is typically $17.00 - $21.25 per hour, however, highly experience candidates may make up to $25.50 per hour. PHC also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:

Generous PTO accrual (equal to 4 weeks at end of 1st year) plus paid holidays

License/certification fee reimbursement

Paid time off for continuing education & continuing education reimbursement

Tuition reimbursement program

401k with company match

Medical insurance

Dental insurance

Vision insurance

Life & disability insurance

Flexible spending & health savings accounts

Supplemental accident & critical illness insurance

Discounts on pet insurance

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