Senior Accountant – Payroll

  • Seattle, WA
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**Job Description** Under general supervision of the Senior Manager HRIS/Payroll, the Senior Accountant - Payroll is responsible for the more c

**Job Description**

Under general supervision of the Senior Manager HRIS/Payroll, the Senior Accountant – Payroll is responsible for the more complex accounting activities relating to payroll transactions, intercompany transactions, account reconciliations, financial analysis, global mobility, and supporting month/quarter/annual accounting close.

**A day in the life…**

+ Contribute to bi-weekly payroll process to ensure timely, accurate financial data that is in compliance with GAAP and accounting policies

+ Accurately reconcile accounts, summarize activity, resolve reconciling differences appropriately

+ Perform accounting and control procedures related to general ledger, tax deposits, translation, and tax equalization for expatriates

+ Ensure accurately record transactions are included in the general ledger integration

+ Critically review and accurately record transactions into the general ledger, including understanding system limitations and required GAAP adjustments

+ Prepare forecast and budget estimates, and understand the Balance Sheet, P&L and cash flow statement impacts of account activity, including classifications of financial statement line items related to payroll

+ Able to analyze and articulate operational performance

+ Assist in external audit support related to payroll and global mobility

+ Perform ad-hoc payroll projects as directed

+ Able to analyze and recommend improvements to Workday systems, processes, practices or policies related to tax and general ledger

+ Able to drive the decision-making process

+ Constantly strives to exceed goals, requirements, previous accomplishments and expectations

**You own this if you have…**

+ Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

+ Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience

+ Knowledge of US GAAP

+ Minimum of 3 years of relevant payroll experience

+ Detail-oriented

+ Strong problem solving skills

+ Effective written and oral communication skills

+ Proficient with Microsoft Excel

**Desired Skills and Experience**

+ Public accounting experience

+ CPA accreditation

+ Experience with foreign currency and intercompany accounting

+ Experience with Oracle General Ledger and Discoverer

+ Experience with Workday

+ Experience with Essbase Excel Add-in

**We’ve got you covered…**

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

+ Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away

+ Life Insurance and Disability

+ Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources

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