Senior Payroll Specialist

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Senior Payroll Specialist

February 26, 2018

Job Category: Finance, Grants & Contracts


Organization Summary

AMIDEAST is the leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training, and development activities exclusively in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). We offer generous paid leave and a great 401k with up to 6% matching.

Position Summary

The Senior Payroll Specialist will ensure timely and accurate payroll processing; provide support for payroll-related audits; and ensure the monthly reconciliation of all related accounts.



Job Title: Senior Payroll Specialist
Department: Finance/Accounting
Classification: Exempt
Immediate Supervisor: Controller

Summary Job Description:  The Payroll Manager will process payroll, reconcile all payroll general ledger accounts, and manage and prepare annual W-2’s.



• Process HQ Biweekly Payroll
• Process FO FICA payment
• Set up of employees new hire in Cost point and ADP
• Prepare payroll journal entries
• Provide support for the annual audit 
• Prepare annual submission for 401k non-discrimination testing 
• Reconcile monthly all payroll general ledger accounts and payroll bank account
• Prepare and submit quarterly and annual payroll and tax related external reports
• Manage and prepare annual W-2’s
• Assist in payroll systems upgrade initiative
• Automate and streamline processes to enhance accuracy of data while minimizing manual efforts
• Develop process documentation for all payroll processes
• Other duties as assigned


• Bachelor’s degree and a minimum 3 years related experience preferred, or equivalent   
• Experience using Deltek Costpoint, Deltek Time & Expense, Ceridian, ADP or other automated payroll software
• A solid understanding of payroll practices and general accounting principles
• Demonstrated proficiency in MS Excel
• Demonstrated ability to be proactive and resourceful in a team environment
• Excellent problem-solving abilities 


 Bachelor degree 


Key Competencies
• Communication skills - verbal and written
• Attention to detail
• Planning and organizing
• Information collection, analysis, and management
• Problem-solving
• Confidentiality
• Customer service orientation
• Teamwork

Application Instructions

Please apply via our website:

Contact Person Name

German Rochez

Contact Person Email


AMIDEAST is Equal Opportunity Employer /Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disability/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation