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MassHire GBWB Staff Accountant & Payroll Specialist in Brockton, Massachusetts

Purpose: To provide assistance in the fiscal administration of funds allocated to the MassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board from private and public resources. Responsibilities - Maintains and balances an automated accounting system by inputting data; scheduling required jobs; verifying data. - Analyzes information and options by developing spreadsheet reports, verifying information. - Prepares general ledger entries by maintaining records, files, and accounts. - Prepares payments by accruing expenses; assigning account numbers; requesting disbursements. - Develops and implements accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures including recommending changes/improvements. - Answers accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data. - Protects organization\'s value by keeping information confidential. - Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. - Preparing and reviewing financial statements. - Process weekly staff payroll and bi-weekly youth payroll and monitors bank accounts are appropriately funded. - Prepares monthly reporting associated with payroll and ensures reconciliation to accounting system including bank statements. - Assisting with audits and the budgeting process. Payroll Specialist duties - Collecting, calculating, and entering data in order to maintain and update payroll information - Ensuring all payroll transactions are processed efficiently - Compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and non-taxable wages and reporting on this - Determining payroll liabilities by calculating employee federal and state income, social security taxes, employer\'s social security, unemployment, and workers compensation payments - Resolving payroll discrepancies - Maintaining payroll operations by following policies and procedures - Developing ad hoc financial and operational reporting as needed Other Responsibilities - Manages special projects as assigned or required. Preferred Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge, Abilities - College degree preferably in accounting, public administration, human resources development or business administration - Deadline-Oriented & Time Management skills - Attention to Detail - Ability to keep information confidential - Two to three years\' experience in workforce development or related field - Payroll, tax, and benefit accounting experience - Strong \"hands-on\" computer skills - Quickbooks experience preferred but not necessary - Familiar with standard accounting concepts, practices, and procedures within the nonprofit environment - Prepares consolidated internal and external financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system and from departments