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Reports to: Controller
Salary Range: $65,000 to $70,000
Benefits: Medical, dental, 10 vacation days 1st year, sick leave, 11 holidays.
Hours: Full-time, 40-hour week, Monday-Friday, normal business hours.
Location: Oakland, CA. This is an on-site position.
Start date: Available immediately.
About East Oakland Community Project (EOCP): Founded in 1990, EOCP is a dynamic and growing organization that provides safety-net and rapid re-housing services to a diverse base of homeless individuals and families in Alameda County.
Summary of Position: This is a new position. The finance team is growing. The Payroll Accountant manages the organization's bi-monthly payrolls. This role reports to the Controller and is responsible for independently managing all things payroll related including accounting for benefits, workers' compensation, and the 403b contributions. This role requires an understanding of the organization's policies, systems, and procedures as well as knowledge of payroll tax and labor laws in California. This position will also be responsible for performing month-end tasks related to payroll including journal entries and GL account reconciliations.
You would be a good fit for this position if: You want your work as a Payroll Accountant to contribute to the greater good. You want to grow in your profession as a Payroll Accountant. You are accurate in your work, like having efficient work habits, and are easy with all kinds of people. You want to be part of a hard-working and friendly team that takes pride in its craft.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: The Payroll Accountant plays a key role in EOCP's ability to meet its program goals and, ultimately, achieve its mission. This position reports to the Controller and works closely with the Accounting team. Primary job responsibilities include the following: payroll, retirement plan, bank accounts/reconciliations, and the management of financial controls in accordance with GAAP.
Proven experience in a payroll position for an organization with more than 100 employees; experience setting up and maintaining out of state employees a plus
Demonstrated knowledge of tax and wage laws especially in California
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong computer literacy including Microsoft Office applications. Experience processing payroll in ADP a plus.
Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision and collaborate effectively across an organization
Detail oriented with excellent organization skills and ability to multi-task
Demonstrated ability to automate and refine processes
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Commitment to cultural competency and diversity -- Deep commitment to social justice and systems change that addresses barriers based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Availability for occasional evening and weekend work as needed
Associate's degree in accounting or comparable on-the-job training.
Sufficient accounting/bookkeeping experience to carry out the above responsibilities.
Knowledge of GAAP and fundamental accounting procedures.
Good written and verbal communication skills in English.
Strong computer skills, including accounting software programs, Excel, Word, email management, and use of diverse websites.
Very strong ability to pay continual attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, to manage a diversity of tasks on different timelines, and to meet deadlines without reminders.
Ability and enthusiastic willingness to learn new processes and systems quickly and independently.
Excited about working in an environment with high standards and meeting them.
Able to interact effectively and respectfully with diverse ethnicities, races, classes, genders, and sexual orientations.
Strong commitment to ethical and professional behavior.
Ability to work flexible work-hours
Good health and have the ability to effectively manage job-related stress.
Timeline: This position is open immediately. If the position is listed on our website, then we are still accepting applications.
How to apply:
Send a resume and cover letter in PDF format to email@example.com.
Use subject line: "LName, FName for Payroll Accountant" (your last name and first name).
In the cover letter, answer these two questions:
What experience, if any, do you have with Payroll Accountant processing?
What experience, if any, do you have with nonprofit accounting?
Please note that Payroll Accountant experience is a requirement for this position but experience in a nonprofit is not.