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Payroll Accountant

Payroll Accountant

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We are BEKUM America Corporation, the world’s leading designer and builder of extrusion blow molding machines. We are proud of our legacy, our accomplishments and our worldwide reputation for excellence and innovation. We recognize that our employees are key to our success and we believe in mentoring, tutoring and further developing our employees. We know PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!

We are seeking qualified candidates for our Payroll Accountant opportunity to join our Williamston, Michigan team! This position oversees and/or participates in the daily general ledger financial activities and/or proposes/assists in the preparation of the timely completion of annual and monthly financial statements, prepares analysis and makes accounting recommendations as necessary.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES includes, but are not limited to:


Collects, prepares, and verifies all payroll data in HRIS system; Dayforce, including hours worked, vacation time, personal hours, and absences; reviews wages, earnings, withholdings, and deductions to ensure accuracy of payroll and compliance with government regulations. Inputs any adjustments if required.

Reviews and records all changes affecting payroll such as rate and withholding changes, insurance coverage, 401(k) contributions and loans, and other deductions; reconcile biweekly and semimonthly payroll reports, and distributes payroll in a timely manner; assists all employees with payroll related questions or problems.

Reviews and records new hire enrollments to update master payroll records used internally and through outside payroll services.

Prepares periodic reports covering earnings, taxes, deductions, profit sharing, 401(k) contributions, etc.; maintains accurate employee attendance records including usage of vacation and personal time.


Completes the month-end process.

Prepares monthly journal entries, including accruals and other necessary business-related entries.

Assists in preparation of monthly standard reporting package.

Analyzes general ledger accounts and processes various accounts including month end and year end accounts.

Verifies and posts details of business transactions, such as funds received and disbursed, and reconciles cash accounts on daily basis.


Assists in preparation of annual audits, monthly financial statements and other requested reports.

Reviews all financial statements/reports which are generated for accuracy and completeness.


Prepares “other” monthly account analysis, such as machine analysis for financial reporting purposes, as required.

Audits employees’ expense reports.

Prepares monthly sales vs. cost analysis for various business segments, i.e., applications, spare parts, service.


Chairs monthly accounts receivable meeting and makes recommendation as to corrective action.

Responsible for customer receivables and follow up collection activities.

Reviews and reports on credit history of new and existing customers.

Extends credit to customers and handles customer credit memos.

Assists sales groups (Sales, Service, Spare Parts and Applications) related to documentation and issuance of customer credits.


Compiles, sorts and files documents, such as but not limited to, sales invoices and checks, substantiating business transactions.

Performs other duties as required.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree (BA) in Accounting (or related Financial Management discipline) from four (4) year college or university; and three (3) to five (5) years related experience in accounting and/or training; might consider equivalent combination of education and experience, depending upon the mix.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and/or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. The incumbent MUST have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Must be an excellent communicator dealing with all levels of the public, in addition to all levels at the Company.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Above average ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Upholds ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Maintains exceptional skills in accuracy and applies great attention to detail. Must be able to work independently and use sound judgment in analyzing account actively.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Must be able to effectively present and discuss issues, and to resolve problems/issues in a satisfactory manner. Position requires an ability to use reason and logic.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong knowledge and understanding of accounting concepts and controls is necessary. Experience with the processes of manufacturing and accrual accounting, matching revenue and expenses and identifying and assigning costs and expenses to various accounts and/or projects. Working knowledge of personal computers. Software proficiencies should include Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe, and some ERP system knowledge. Responsible for performing all work efficiently and in compliance with quality, quantity, and safety standards as established by Bekum.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

COMMENTS: Bekum America Corporation reserves the right to change, amend, add, delete, and otherwise assign any and all duties, responsibilities, and position titles as it deems necessary to meet the needs of its business.

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Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Entry Level

Job Function : Administrative, Finance, Customer Service

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