Payroll Accountant
Description
  • AGENCY OVERVIEW 

JOIN A FORWARD-THINKING AGENCY THAT SEEKS TO ENSURE THAT ALL YOUTH ACHIEVE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.  Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence (BBBSI) is the largest BBBS agency in the state and fourth largest in the nation. Our mission is to ignite the power and promise of youth and close the mentoring gap, by creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships and strengthening the quality of the mentoring field.    


JOB DESCRIPTION 

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Payroll Accountant is responsible for processing payroll, providing support to staff and Human Resources department on payroll issues, administer agency 403(b) account, and assist with accounting & administrative tasks in the Finance department. This is an excellent role for someone with a background in payroll processing to learn accounting skills. 

Candidates with a strong connection to the community that BBBSI serves and the Southeastern Pennsylvania/Southern New Jersey area are given preferential consideration.  


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES      

Payroll Processing & Support 

  • Be primary liason between BBBSI and payroll provider in regards to set up and system maintenance 
  • Run bi-weekly payroll in accordance with agency policy and submit for approval by Director of Finance 
  • Assist Human Resources with implementing handbook policies in payroll system 

403(b) Administration 

  • Maintain relationship with 403(b) providers and ensure compliance with plan policies 
  • Lead annual 403(b) audit and 5500 filing 
  • Process bi-weekly payroll employee contributions and employer match 

Finance Department Support 

  • Act as back up to Staff Accountant for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, & Financial Reporting 
  • Assist with scheduling and planning of department meetings and training 
  • Maintain file and record retention in line with agency policy 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS 

Academic Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in accounting (OR an Associate’s Degree and a minimum 2 years relevant experience OR no degree but a minimum of 4 years relevant experience) required per national agency requirements.   


Professional Requirements: 2 to 5 years Accounting experience required, ideally in a non-profit/human services setting, educational or social services.  Expert proficiency with payroll systems (e.g., Paylocity or ADP), Microsoft Excel, and other Office products required. Some experience with Sage Intaact, payroll systems and donor CRM packages (e.g., Salesforce) are a plus.  Candidate should possess a solid foundation of GAAP, internal controls and good working knowledge of annual audits. 

The successful candidate must be customer-service oriented, able to work independently, exercise sound judgment, anticipate and proactively troubleshoot and problem-solve issues related to their role. Additionally, they must have the ability to manage detailed work and projects, possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and interest in working with diverse constituencies.  Must have ability to attend meetings and/or events in the greater Philadelphia region.   


Additional Requirements: Must have consistent and dependable access to a car, valid driver's license, and meet State-required automobile insurance minimums. 


PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES   

Must demonstrate leadership, dedication, and an interpersonal savvy that helps establish effective relationships and an appropriate rapport with people; have attentive and active listening skills; take a sales/marketing approach to interaction with youth clients and volunteers; are results/outcome oriented; are approachable, organized; and demonstrate sound judgment in a leadership capacity.   


WORKING CONDITIONS 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing work in an office environment and include the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: ?the ability to work independently; remain sedentary for extended periods of time (6+ hours per day); lift 10-25lbs; push, pull, bend kneel, as needed for normal operations. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.? 


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 

Cover letters and resumes can be submitted online at  https://www.independencebigs.org/about/careers/.  

Note: only those applicants believed to be viable candidates for this opportunity will be contacted. No phone calls or 3rd party solicitation please. 


WHO SHOULD APPLY?  

At BBBSI, we serve more than 2,000 children annually in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania, and Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey.  

Our aspiration is to develop an organization that reflects our constituent base. BBBSI promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds. BBBSI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, first and second-generation immigrants, and people from low-income families, or any legally protected factor.?   


** The agency has transitioned into a hybrid model for most positions in the agency. Ability to commute to the office 2-3 days a week is required. COVID-19 vaccinations or medical/religious exemptions are required. ***  


BENEFITS INFORMATION  

Paid time off for full-time staff includes fifteen (15) vacation, twelve (12) PTO, and twelve (12) Sick days.? BBBSI is closed for 8 paid holidays. 

Requirements

Academic Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in accounting (OR an Associate’s Degree and a minimum 2 years relevant experience OR no degree but a minimum of 4 years relevant experience) required per national agency requirements.   


Professional Requirements: 2 to 5 years Accounting experience required, ideally in a non-profit/human services setting, educational or social services.  Expert proficiency with payroll systems (e.g., Paylocity or ADP), Microsoft Excel, and other Office products required. Some experience with Sage Intaact, payroll systems and donor CRM packages (e.g., Salesforce) are a plus.  Candidate should possess a solid foundation of GAAP, internal controls and good working knowledge of annual audits. 

The successful candidate must be customer-service oriented, able to work independently, exercise sound judgment, anticipate and proactively troubleshoot and problem-solve issues related to their role. Additionally, they must have the ability to manage detailed work and projects, possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and interest in working with diverse constituencies.  Must have ability to attend meetings and/or events in the greater Philadelphia region.   



Salary Description
$50,000 - $55,000