Payroll Accountant (Entry Level)

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a Leidos Company, is seeking a talented Payroll Accountant to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

This position will consist of performing the accounting portion of payroll for Dynetics and its subsidiaries and working closely with the Leidos payroll and benefits accounting team. The candidate will use the summarized data from the processing side of payroll to complete various journal entries throughout the month, complete balance sheet reconciliations for payroll accounts, and complete period close activities consisting of performing a variety of month end journal entries including accruals. The position will also include approving 401K funding requests, reconciling and filing IRS Forms 940 & 941, completing various census reporting, as well as administering moving and relocation benefits. Position must be comfortable with providing surge support during time with critical deadlines (month end, quarter end, fiscal year end).

Candidate will be a self-starter and need to take direction and work to complete tasking with limited guidance and on scheduled timelines.

The position requires a high degree of accuracy, organization, and attention to detail. Candidate must be comfortable asking when uncertain about how to proceed and communicating with all levels of the organization.

Basic Qualifications

  • Candidate must have completed a Bachelor's degree in an accounting or finance related field
  • 1-2 years payroll accounting experience a plus
  • Past experience in accounting to include basic general ledger knowledge
  • Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Excel with a working knowledge of Word and other Microsoft Office software products
  • Knowledge of Deltek Costpoint or a large ERP system such as Oracle or SAP would be helpful but not mandatory
  • Government accounting experience is a plus
  • Cognos experience is a plus
  • US Citizen with the ability to obtain clearance and pass a background check

Other Qualifications

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

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COVID Response

Effective January 4, 2022, in order to enter Leidos/Dynetics facilities in the US and to attend Leidos/Dynetics business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. All Leidos/Dynetics employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.

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