Payroll Specialist

Posted: 11/29/2022

We are looking for an experienced professional who is well-versed in QuickBooks and also:
• Understands the unique factors involved in processing payrolls in multiple states
• Is secure in their knowledge of payroll laws to review the work of others

Who We Are
At Christianson, we’re more than just your local accounting and consulting firm. We’re dedicated to getting to know our clients on a deeper level so that we can not only serve their needs today but also anticipate future needs and design custom solutions to ensure their success. We create clients for life.

Christianson, PLLP, a locally and nationally respected CPA and consulting firm, provides traditional services such as accounting services, auditing, tax, and estate planning to large and small clients across a variety of industries, from agribusiness and manufacturing to biofuels and health care.

Here’s why we think you should work here!
With our varied client base, Christianson provides a challenging and fast-paced work environment with a wide range of opportunities for our employees. There is boundless potential for advancement and further education.
We’re proud to be a community-oriented firm and we value staff who understand the importance of giving back to the communities we serve and live in. We are professional, we work hard, but we also like to have fun. We enjoy time together in and out of work with planned socials, contests, and other events.

Accounting Services – Senior Payroll Specialist
Accounting Services staff at Christianson complete a wide variety of payroll processing, quarterly and year-end tax reporting and filings, and research activities under the supervision of Senior Accountants, Supervisors, Managers, and Partners.
Examples of the Duties
• Ensure accurate preparation, processing, and documentation of multiple clients' payrolls according to each client’s pay period requirements.
• Compile and submit payroll deduction-related check requests and payments including federal and state payments, garnishments, 401(k), and the like.
• Prepare quarterly and year-end tax reports and filings including W2 and 1099 preparation for multiple clients.
• Able to pivot and adapt to work with multiple software programs and multiple company types.
• Review the accurate preparation, processing, and documentation of multiple clients' payrolls according to each client’s pay period requirements
• Act as the primary contact for all customer payroll-related inquiries.
• Stay current on payroll practices and legal compliance and share knowledge
• Inform clients of federal and state employment regulations and ensure they are
meeting those requirements in applicable employment law (minimum wage,
overtime, deductions, etc.) and applicable employment practices.
Qualifications & Characteristics:
• A 2-year accounting degree is preferred with, at least 5 years of experience in
related duties
• Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with clients and other staff
• Strong in problem-solving analytical skills, and detail-oriented
• Ability to adapt to changing regulations
• Can work independently but also work effectively with a team
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office including but not limited to Outlook, Excel, and Word
• Knowledge of the following programs: Quick Books, Quick Books Online, Great
Plains, Sage
Other things we think you should know about the position
• Can be physically located in one of MN offices or fully Remote
• Hours are normally Monday - Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm CST

We Want to See You Succeed
Our firm’s purpose is to Help People Succeed, whether it be our clients our co-workers, or our
communities. At Christianson, we take a special interest in pursuing people who have the capacity and
desire to help people succeed.

Perks of working at Christianson
We help our employees succeed by enhancing the lives of our team members through our benefit
offerings which include health care coverage, dental, Aflac, retirement savings, disability, PTO, and
employee (and family) events to name just a few.
We also support the continuing education of our employees by covering the cost of training and
annual licensing. Continued professional development helps our employees hone the skills that they
need to achieve their goals.

Disclaimer: This job description reflects the assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe
or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. We are an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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