Payroll Accountant

$70,000 - $80,000 yearly

Job Category:Accounting & Finance

Position Type:Direct Hire / Permanent

Work Model:Hybrid

Location:New York, New York  [Hybrid]

Job ID:133249

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Job Description

LaSalle Network is partnered with a global financial services platform who are looking to add a Payroll Accountant to their growing team in New York, New York. This role would report to the Payroll Manager and be a direct hire, hybrid role. Our client provides access to the world’s major commodity markets, covering a broad range of clients that include some of the largest commodity producers, consumers and traders, banks, hedge funds and asset managers. The Payroll Accountant is responsible for preparing, generating and accounting for payroll information including recording employee pay data, commissions, and benefits, ensuring the accuracy of all information and managing deadlines. 


Ensures accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates. 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. Facilitates audits by providing records and documentation to auditors. Identifies and recommends updates to payroll accounting software, systems and procedures. 


Payroll Accountant Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct monthly analytical review on legal entity expenses and related balance sheet accounts 

  • Assist with the preparation of monthly management reports 

  • Prepare, reconcile and challenge balance sheet accounts 

  • Analyze variances in expense statements and balance sheet accounts monthly 

  • Apply principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports 

  • Assist in year-end audits and manage ad-hoc inquiries from external auditors 

  • A collaborative team player, approachable, self-sufficient and influences a positive work environment 

  • Detail-oriented with a strong commitment to preparing accurate work 

  • Resilient and with the ability to take a high level of responsibility in a fast paced and high-volume environment 

  • Strategic collaborator with insight and agility, able to anticipate future challenges, ensuring operational effectiveness 

Payroll Accountant Requirements: 

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in accounting/related field -OR- Master’s in Accounting 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Access, and Word in automating tasks and organizing data for analytical purposes with pivot tables and charts; advanced Microsoft Excel skills required 

  • Experience in accounting or bookkeeping for at least 3 years 

  • Experience with payroll systems (e.g. ADP or similar) for at least 3 years 

  • Experience with general ledger accounting software for at least 3 years 

  • Extensive knowledge of payroll functions including preparation, balancing, internal control, and payroll taxes 

  • Experience with PeopleSoft general ledge 

  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures 

  • Experience working in a regulated environment and knowledge of the risk and compliance requirements associated with this 


If you feel qualified for this role, please apply today!  



Madelyn Smith 

Team Lead, National Recruiting  

LaSalle Network 

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.