• Accountant/Payroll Accounting

    Job Locations US-NY-Ithaca
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    GrammaTech is looking for a general accountant. This very hands-on accounting position will focus on processing payroll, maintaining all payroll-related general ledger accounts, and will be responsible for the reconciliation and accuracy of those accounts. Research and advise on the accounting treatment of complex payroll and benefits transactions (multi state, international presence). Function as the liaison for payroll accounting related questions with various parties throughout the company. In addition, the role will fulfill general accounting responsibilities, independently or under supervision.


    Please include a cover letter along with your resume when applying to this role.



    • Allocate benefits and time-sheet based labor to various accounts
    • Serve as primary contact for employee timekeeping questions
    • Assist with the month-end close including the preparation and processing of journal entries
    • Prepare monthly and year-end account reconciliations
    • Assist in the fiscal year-end closing processes and compile information needed for audits and tax returns
    • Provide solutions for ad-hoc information requests; analyze and report on financial and operational data
    • Perform or assist with regulatory compliance research and reporting
    • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company guidelines and US GAAP
    • Assist in all areas of Accounting as needed; perform special projects etc



    • Calculate and process semi-monthly payroll and quarterly commission/pension
    • Serve as primary contact for 3rd party processors and vendors. Resolve issues/errors as necessary
    • Record payroll entries to the general ledger
    • Perform monthly reconciliation of payroll and benefit accounts
    • Coordinate with HR and/or set up New Hires, process changes, terminations, direct deposit, taxable fringe benefits, and deductions
    • Calculate, reconcile and monitor various benefit amounts (Short Term Disability, Paid Family Leave, Paid Time Off, Overtime and special payments)
    • Track, monitor and report Paid Time Off status
    • Prepare various reports (financial and analytical) from Excel and ADP Reporting
    • Handle payroll related inquiries from employees and departments
    • Liaison for insurance on payroll side (workers compensation, disability)


    Minimum Requirements/Education

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or other related field and at least 2 years of experience working in accounting/payroll, or
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience

    Critical Skills

    • Forward thinking mentality with strong analytical skills and attention to detail
    • Customer-oriented with strong ability for trouble-shooting and issue resolution
    • Articulate and able to effectively communicate (verbally and in writing) with all internal parties and 3rd party payroll providers (domestic and international)
    • Must have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and used it with regularity in most recent work assignments. Proficient in other MS applications
    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of US GAAP principles and internal control environments
    • Knowledge of accounting systems (QuickBooks preferred)

    Additional Knowledge and Skills

    • Prior knowledge of Time keeping systems preferred
    • Knowledge of ADP Workforce Now, inclusive of Reporting functions preferred
    • Knowledge of government cost accounting (FAR, proposal preparation) a plus
    • Process improvement exposure preferred
    • Experience working in a team environment
    • Flexible to changing needs of the business environment

    About the Company 

    Innovation is at the heart of GrammaTech, and we are constantly pushing the boundaries of software research and development–from software assurance and software integrity to cyber‐security, threat mitigation and autonomic computing. We develop new technologies and see the results of our research incorporated into tools used by engineers and security professionals worldwide.


    GrammaTech was founded in 1988, with the firmly‐grounded purpose of helping today’s organizations develop tomorrow’s software. With a focus on the evolving cyber‐security landscape, software hardening and intelligent systems, we tackle the most challenging software issues through a constant stream of highly innovative research and commercial development programs. We are headquartered in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York.


    We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health care plan options, a generous paid time off program, flexible hours, company‐sponsored employee pension plan, and opportunities for professional and personal development. 


    GrammaTech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 
    Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


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