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Payroll Accountant

Apply Job ID 6573 Date posted 6/15/2021 Position Type Full-Time Regular Shift 8am - 5pm



Empath Health is a nonprofit integrated network of care that provides expert, life-changing health care to those with chronic and advanced illnesses. Empath Health includes hospice, palliative home health and physician services, independent living assistance and day care for seniors, HIV services and advance care planning.

Responsible for overseeing all Payroll functions, including reconciling and submitting payroll taxes, state unemployment and garnishments. Ancillary responsibilities include specific knowledge of payroll balancing, FLSA and Wage & Hour Laws, depository procedures, proof of transit, positive pay, and general ledger accounting, to include various journal entries.

1. Ensures all personnel management practices are in compliance with Fair Labor Standard Act, Wage & Hour laws, Empath Health personnel policies and procedures, and other applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations as may be in effect from time to time.
2. Directs the process of recording employee hours and disbursing costs to proper accounts.
3. Directs the review and audit of Personnel Action Forms.
4. Finalize the process for employee related garnishments, IRS levies, child support orders, and other court orders.
5. Oversees direct deposit setup or change requests and confirms information with financial institution.
6. Oversees the bi-weekly accrual and balance of Paid Time Off after each pay period and generates reports to all departments/teams.
7. Processes finalization and transmission of bi-weekly Payroll to financial institutions.
8. Prepares and transmits or disburses bi-weekly federal and state payroll taxes and other deductions.
9. Generate and distribution of requested payroll reports.
10. Generates bi-weekly payroll and PTO journal entries and records to the general ledger.
11. Reconciles payroll to general ledger.
12. Prepares payroll related external audit and 990 schedules.
13. Responsible for preparing quarterly payroll federal tax reports (941), SIT and SUI reports.
14. Prepare year end federal (940) and state reports.
15. Prepares, reconciles and transmits W2s.
16. Prepares and prints all year end closing reports and spreadsheets. (125 Plan, Annuity Reports, W2 Report, Year to Date Tax Report)
17. Must have a clear understanding of Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code.
18. Prepares reports and spreadsheets as requested by CFO and Controller.
19. Oversees the internal control structure over cash and checks by insuring the presence of a second staff member when opening mail for Empath Health and affiliates.
20. Oversees completion of all company bank deposits.
21. Available to staff for consultation and problem resolution in areas relating to payroll, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and journal issues as they arrive.
22. Responsible for working with other departments to develop plans to implement all payroll computer software and for computer hardware conversions in an orderly and efficient manner.
23. Prepares cash payment/transfer journal entries in the general ledger.
24. Reconciles cash to the general ledger.
25. Prepares payment templates in Wells Fargo banking portal.
26. Other duties as assigned by the CFO and Controller.


Mission: Through every step of every journey, we offer compassion through extraordinary care, hope through innovative services and inspiration through endless encouragement.

Vision: To be the leader in life-changing health care.



1. Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year College or university; or five (5) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
2. Payroll accounting experience preferred.
3. Experience with payroll software applications.
4. Familiarity and detailed knowledge of general accounting principles.
5. CPP certification desired.
6. Must have a valid Driver’s License.
7. Must have reliable transportation which will enable them to perform tasks and responsibilities in a timely and appropriate fashion. Must provide proof of automobile insurance.


Empath Health wants your career to be as rewarding as possible. We provide our employees with numerous opportunities for growth, education and advancement. We offer competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and peace of mind.
Other benefits include:

• Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
• Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
• Voluntary term life insurance
• Short-term and long-term disability
• Professional group liability insurance
• Paid Time Off
• Flexible spending accounts
• Retirement savings plan with employer match
• Mileage reimbursement
• Cell phone plan discounts
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Tuition reimbursement
• Local, state and national workshops and conferences
• Advanced certification courses
• Leadership development programs
• Much more!

Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace.

*EH

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

EEO is the Law

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