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Senior Accounting and Payroll Specialist


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A manufacturing company located in El Cajon is seeking a Senior Accounting and Payroll Specialist. This This is a great opportunity with a stable company that provides excellent pay and benefits, this position is 100% on-site. This is Direct Hire, RemX will be conducting all pre-screen interviews. Offering $75k-$90k. DOE.

Job Responsibilities


  • Full cycle payroll responsibility. Ensures accurate and timely processing of payroll, including new hire, terminations, and other request/updates/changes to pay.
  • Maintains, and reviews payroll processing and accounting systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions.
  • Able to investigate and resolve payroll issues and ensure strict compliance with company and regulatory standards.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records and reports of payroll transactions.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage, and hour laws and best practices.
  • Provides training for timekeeping system to staff on Time and Attendance. Review, analyze, and correct timecard entries within the ERP system.
  • File quarterly Sales and Use tax for state of CA
  • Maintains the highest standards of accuracy, precision, discretion, and confidentiality.
  • Assists in all levels of payroll to provide the best customer service to the employees and Management.
  • Identifies and recommends updates to payroll accounting software, systems, and procedures documenting in a SOP



  • Knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the accounting field including but not limited to general ledger, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.
  • Accounts Receivable - Maintaining records of financial transactions by posting, verifying, and working with customers as required.  Process, monitor, verify collections. Examine and investigate discrepancies and independently work to resolve any billing issues.
  • Accounts Payable – Reviewing, validating, and vouchering of invoices. Investigating discrepancies and working in a small team environment.  Assist in payment cycles.
  • Records numerical and financial data to produce financial records of varying nature. Expected to have a thorough understanding of accounting processes associated with daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly/yearly processes.
  • Maintains assigned and appropriate accounting ledgers, records, and files by verifying and posting account transactions.
  • Provides analytical and specialized administrative support to relieve and assist Controller.
  • Ensures financial data is entered correctly and accurately, works with department personnel to validate data as needed.
  • Entering of journal entries as directed by assignment or Controller.
  • Generates accounting and audit reports for cash receipts, accounts payable and receivables, expenditures, and P&L.
  • Reconciles and reports differences or issues found in financial records.
  • Facilitates and participates in various third-party and internal audits by providing records and documentation.
  • Performs other assigned and related duties as needed by the finance department.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements

  • Three to five years of related experience required, preferably working in Manufacturing for a mid-size operation.
  • Candidate must have high school diploma or equivalent required.  Associates degree with accounting/related field preferred OR progressive equivalent experience
  • Extensive knowledge of payroll function including preparation, balancing, internal control, and payroll taxes.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus.
  • Ability to be versatile based on business needs, must be a self-starter requiring minimal supervision.
  • Proficient to advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.  Extensive usage and experience with Excel a must.
  • Proficient with payroll software.  (ADP WFN a plus)
  • Organized and able to prioritize work (time management) and make appropriate decisions.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced small department environment and multitask.
  • Confidentiality and sound judgement required.
  • Read, write, speak, and comprehend the English language.


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