Payroll Accountant


Employment Type: Full-time

Location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania

This position is within the Mining And Metals Industry

Job Summary

This position can be located in our Carlisle, PA facility or Spokane, WA Headquarters.  

The Payroll Accountant is responsible for USA payroll processing and the development, coordination and implementation of system changes and enhancements. Examine and analyze accounting and financial records related to payroll. Provide support for the 401(k) Plan administration.  Assist with general ledger accounting tasks.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Accurately process multi-state payroll information within established timelines and in compliance with applicable laws and policies to include the following specific functions:
    • Review weekly and bi-weekly payroll time-keeping data and import to ADP
    • Process team member changes including hires, terminations, 401K contributions and loans, garnishments and pay changes
    • Audit payroll information and/or documentation to ensure accuracy and adherence to policy and procedures
    • Coach and train staff involved in payroll processes to assure an accurate, timely, efficient payroll system is maintained.
  • Proactively identify payroll system changes and enhancement and present them to the Corporate Accounting Manager.  Assist in the development, coordination, and implementation of approved changes/enhancements.
  • Examine and analyze accounting and financial records related to payroll to assess accuracy and completeness. Reconcile payroll journals and payments to the general ledger.
  • Maintain payroll information, files and records to provide an audit trail for compliance.  Verify and validate data through various monthly, quarterly, and annual payroll report audits including state tax filings, wage detail reports, payroll registers, benefit plan reports and various other internal and external reports.
  • Provide support for 401k Plan administration related to deferrals, match calculations, participant disclosures, report reconciliations, and annual audits.
  • Provide outstanding and timely customer service to internal and external customers.  Work closely with the payroll service provider to ensure proper flow and maintenance of pay data, and human resource representatives to efficiently coordinate the payroll functions.
  • Respond to internal and external written and verbal inquiries. 
  • Identify best practices and drive continuous improvement.  Improvements may be related to policies, technical specifications, design solutions and/or documentation.  Share ideas with other team members and participate in implementing projects and improvements.
  • Prepare and distribute clear, concise instructions, manuals and reports regarding payroll.
  • Assist with accounting and administrative functions to support Corporate Accounting Manager, including serving as backup to accounting staff.

Why work for Pyrotek?  

  • Competitive compensation and benefit plans
  • Collaborative, innovative, and team environment
  • Low turnover and high retention!  A lot of our employees have been here for over 20 years!
  • And bottom line, just darn nice people!

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Education/Experience  High School diploma or equivalent, plus a minimum of four (4) years of related experience compiling pay data, processing payroll, and ensuring compliance with payroll laws.  Experience must include two (2) years of experience in general ledger/AP accounting.

Experience with payroll software is required. Payroll certification is preferred, but not required. Experience with 401(k) plan administration preferred, but not required. Preference may be given to candidates with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.


  • Core People Skills.  Excellent team player with the ability to positively interact and work collaboratively with a diverse group of people at all levels of the organization.  Genuine with high ethical standards and values and personal integrity and honesty.  Ability to apply a large measure of common sense to a variety of situations.
  • Communication Skills.  Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listen and obtain clarification, and respond well to questions.  Proficiency in writing clearly and concisely and editing work for spelling and grammar.  Ability to vary writing style to meet business needs.
  • Computer/Applications Skills. High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel.  Ability to utilize payroll software to generate reports and process payroll.   
  • Payroll/Accounting.  Working knowledge of payroll systems, including time and attendance, processing payroll and reporting.  Knowledge of both federal and state/local wage and hour laws, and other pay practices relating to hourly and salaried team members.  Ability to effectively review time records, work charts, wage computations, and other information to detect and reconcile payroll discrepancies.  Demonstrated ability to examine and analyze accounting and financial records related to payroll to assess accuracy and completeness and to reconcile payroll journals and payments to the general ledger. Working knowledge of 401(k) reporting, accounting and auditing responsibilities preferred.
  • Customer Service Skills. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service to internal and external customers. This includes customer needs assessment, timeliness, and meeting or effectively managing customer expectations.  
  • Organizational Skills.  Ability and self-discipline to manage and organize information and provide reliable feedback regarding the status of projects and work.  Ability to prioritize and exercise judgement to estimate the time it takes to complete work and keep projects on track.  Ability to develop realistic action plans.
  • Analytical Skills.  Ability to synthesize complex processes and information and collect and research data to design workflows and procedures. 
  • Core Business Skills. Ability to exercise sound judgement and discretion in handling of proprietary and confidential information.  Ability to work independently, without significant direction and to use resources effectively to “figure it out”.  Strong critical thinking skills, judgment and keen attention to detail and accuracy.  Exceptional prioritization, time management and organizational skills.  

Physical/Sensory Requirements
The following physical activities described here are representative of those required by a team member to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation, if feasible, will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions of position.

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.  Must be able to sit for long periods-of-time, and communicate effectively in English by telephone, in person and in writing. Effectively use a personal computer, office equipment and telephone.

Working Environment
Generally, work in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation.


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