Staff Accountant / Payroll Specialist

AP Professionals
January 10, 2024
Job Type
Salary Lower Range
Salary Option


AP is partnering with a local growing accounting firm seeking a full-time Staff Accountant and Payroll Specialist to join their team. The role involves client interactions, local travel, and offers a flexible hybrid work environment. Ideal candidates should have experience in Business Accounting and Payroll, particularly within small to medium-sized businesses. Familiarity with QuickBooks and Payroll systems is essential. If you are a dedicated professional with expertise in these areas, apply now to become a valuable part of the team.


  • Manage QuickBooks accounts for multiple clients.
  • Perform General Ledger Maintenance for both Balance Sheet and P&L.
  • Update and augment chart of accounts.
  • Reconcile Banking and Credit Card Accounts.
  • Reconcile Other Balance Sheet and P&L Accounts.
  • Record bank feeds and Bank/Credit Card transactions in relevant GL accounts.
  • Enter payments and vendor invoices.
  • Process payroll and handle other month-end adjusting entries.
  • Facilitating the onboarding of new clients into payroll systems.
  • Processing and executing payrolls using diverse vendor systems.
  • Timely response to emails and phone calls.


  • Proficient in QuickBooks, Payroll Software, and Excel (a plus).
  • Over three years of experience in accounting and payroll roles.
  • Strong expertise in Balance Sheet, P&L, and General Ledger.
  • Experienced in Payroll On-boarding, updating employees, and managing benefits in payroll systems.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Skilled in A/P, A/R, and general accounting maintenance.
  • Competent in Account Reconciliations and adjustments; ability to research and resolve discrepancies. Knowledge of internal Auditing of G/L accounts is a plus.
  • Excellent time management, communication, organization, and follow-up skills.
  • Dependable, detail-oriented, growth-focused, and committed to excellence.
  • Motivated initiative-taker, team player, and problem solver dedicated to maximizing efficiencies.
  • Customer-oriented, with a focus on delivering timely and accurate results while addressing issues and discrepancies.
  • Friendly, professional, and enjoys collaborating with diverse people and clients.
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