Position:  Bookkeeper & Payroll Expert
Location:  Santa Cruz, CA
Job Id:  BPE070819
# of Openings:  1

Bookkeeper & Payroll Expert
Full-Time Opportunity for Bookkeeper/GL Accountant with Payroll Expertise (Contract to Hire)
We are proud that our company has been family owned and operated for over 65 years. We are the largest independent reseller of office supplies, art supplies and office furniture on the Central Coast and service Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito and Southern Santa Clara counties. We are looking to add to our family and if you would like to join us, please apply now.
The successful candidate will enjoy the following:
  • Learning multiple aspects of the business and optimizing accounting workflow.
  • Taking on the occasional “shoebox,” putting it in order and helping our successful migration from existing systems to cloud-based platforms.
  • Collaborating with the team, providing support and data to help drive decision making.
  • Learning and implementing cutting-edge technology tools to provide each client with the best possible accounting solutions, business processes and efficiencies.
  • Being part of a community of talented colleagues who serve as a resource in answering questions and providing guidance in support of internal/external customers
Bookkeeping/GL Responsibilities (20-30 hours/week):
  • Executing processes related to accounts payable and accounts receivable management, general ledger entries, closing the books monthly as well as preparing financial reporting and analysis.
  • Timely and effective communication on deadlines and deliverables.
  • Provide value through stellar accounting support.
Payroll Responsibilities (10-20 hours/week):
  • Manages and monitors the use of the electronic timekeeping system.
  • Gathers and tracks time records of employees and calculates hours worked in order to make accurate bi-weekly payment to employees and accurate record of deductions/tax payments.
  • Coordinates efforts between departments to ensure accurate employee data and on-boarding
  • Maintains employee records; including the correct entry of changes in employee status and the proper filing of tax and voluntary deduction reports.
  • Ensures maximum compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • As payroll software administrator, ensures prompt update of all software for accurate payroll processing and administration.
  • Creates and updates the payroll procedures.
Required Skills:
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in Payroll Administration and Accounting
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or proven equivalent work experience
  • Proficiency in automated payroll/HRIS systems (One Point ideal, others like ADP a plus)
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Excel (intermediate), Outlook and Word
  • Strong ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Detail oriented detail and with a focus on performing tasks accurately
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks while also meeting deadlines
  • Excellent problem-solving and time management skills
  • Possess outstanding accounting and math skills in addition to payroll proficiency
  • Ability to work with a team
Compensation commensurate with experience. Full-time Hours in Santa Cruz 8:00 am – 5:00 pm M-F

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