Sr. Payroll Accountant

| Chicago

Morningstar is looking for a Payroll Senior Accountant, who will play an integral role in all aspects of the US Payroll; including , payroll processing, journal entries, account reconciliations, Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, automation and process improvements. This full-time position reports to the Accounting Manager- Payroll and is based in our Chicago office in the heart of the loop.

 

Responsibilities

  • Process all aspects of payroll for semi-monthly and bi-weekly payroll.
  • Audit data integration files from various systems to ensure appropriate data transfer of payroll related information.
  • Validate all payroll entries, including earnings, deductions and changes from Workday (HR System) and reconcile and resolve any discrepancies as necessary.
  • Liaise with HR stakeholders to facilitate accurate payroll processing.
  • Import 401k file to provider site and reconcile any issues.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Resolve payroll issues and efficiently communicate to all parties involved.
  • Assist with payroll related audits including 401k, internal and external audits.
  • Assist in troubleshooting, problem-solving, automating and improving payroll processes.
  • Participate in periodic SOX compliance, ownership and design of internal controls and process maps.
  • Liaise with ADP Client Service Representative to resolve system issues and create best practices.
  • Review and maintain Quarterly and Year-End ADP Payroll Tax Reports.
  • Stay current on the latest regulatory changes with respect to payroll, expatriate payroll, paid family leave, stock option exercises, restricted stock grants, and relocation packages.

 

Requirements

  • Five to seven years of Payroll experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. Certified Payroll Professional designation is a plus.
  • Strong experience in process improvements and project management.
  • Working knowledge of accounting processes and internal controls.
  • Customer-service-oriented approach.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • A high degree of reliability.
  • Knowledge of ADP payroll software, Workday and Oracle Financials a plus.

 

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Location

22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602

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Culture
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Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
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Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
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Compensation at Morningstar is more than a salary. It’s about making positive contributions to both life and work. We give our diverse workforce the choice and flexibility they need to maintain their health, retirement plans, time, and professional growth.

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