• Payroll Accountant

    Job Locations US-AZ-Phoenix
    Requisition ID
    Location : Address
    2525 E Camelback Rd
    Accounting/Accounts Payable
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Property Name
    No Property
  • Opportunity Starts Here:

    Since opening in 2000, the culture at Alliance has been one with an entrepreneurial spirit that consistently pushes the evolution of the multifamily industry. As a result, we’ve revolutionized the apartment living experience and continue to be recognized for delivering world-class services and exceptional customer experiences. And that’s really why we are here in the first place – to build homes, lifestyles, and opportunities for those who call Alliance home. It’s this mission that propels us forward each day, motivating us to craft work environments that are engaging, empowering, and dedicated to professional advancement.



    If you’re looking for a fast-pace, ever-evolving career that rewards grit and perseverance, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome home.

    A Day in the Life:

    As our Payroll Accountant, you will be responsible for acting as the liaison between the payroll and accounting departments.  The Payroll Accountant will be responsible for facilitating the accurate and efficient flow of information and data between the payroll and accounting departments.  In addition to a variety of payroll and accounting tasks, the Payroll Accountant will be significantly involved in auditing, reporting, trouble shooting and analyzing payroll information to and from the payroll and accounting departments to establish and maintain high functioning activities for both departments. 

    What You’ll Do:

    Act as the main point of contact/liaison between the payroll, benefits and accounting departments on all relevant issues impacting the company’s financial data.
    Review and provide input on all payroll process and impact on the reporting to the accounting department
    Guarantee precision of company payroll and benefits information by reviewing and validating data and reports
    Assist in all relevant tasks leading up to and after the processing of bi-weekly payroll, including but not limited to, reclasses, adjustments, and reconciliations.  
    Perform regular audits and reviews of the payroll data, benefits data, systems and general ledger for accuracy and proper coordination of data from payroll and benefits to accounting and vice versa
    Make all relevant corrections and modifications to data to balance all financial amounts/accounts
    Reconcile and analyze payroll, benefits and accounting affiliated balance sheets
    Oversee and coordinate necessary payroll tax payments, review and approve all income tax withholding statements and other necessary deductions and payroll tax filings, communicate with relevant state agencies and the payroll vendor regarding same and reconcile and resolve issues as they arise
    Create, run, audit, review and disseminate all required reports for payroll and accounting bi-weekly and monthly, including but not limited to, reimbursement reports, GL reports, bank files, personnel reports, and reconciliation reports
    Assist with, create and disseminate relevant benefits reports, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, and 401k reports
    Oversee the allocation of salaries and wages through the organizational structure and develop payroll reports and audit tasks for the payroll and accounting departments
    Evaluate payrolls for conformity with organization structure and billing needs, policies, withholding regulations such as internal revenue service policies for withholding and reporting, as well as record keeping assessments
    Participate in the processing of personnel and pay documents for employees to guarantee precise integration of such documents with the payroll and accounting systems
    Perform all tasks related to unclaimed property and escheatment of funds to relevant state agencies and/or vendors.
    Complete accurate data entry into the payroll, benefits and/or accounting systems; ensure that data is entered correctly
    Specialize in payroll issues and perform system upgrades and/or establish workflow processes to ensure adherence to internal policies and principles
    Responsible for Year-End accurate and timely reporting, reconciliations and adjustments. Review the W-2s, W-3, Form 940, and other year-end reports prepared by outside vendors and assist with modifications and corrections when needed, including but not limited to creation and dissemination of W-2cs
    Any other tasks assigned or directed

    What You’ll Need to Succeed:


    Minimum of 5 years of experience in a position performing accounting functions.
    Minimum of 1 plus years of experience in a position performing payroll related or other financial type functions.
    Bachelor or Associates degree in accounting or related field, or equivalent level of experience

    3-5 years of previous experience as a Payroll Administrator/Coordinator
    Previous experience with Ultimate Software

    What You’ll Receive:

    Professional and upbeat work environment
    Competitive compensation
    Paid training and professional development opportunities
    Generous paid time off including vacation, sick, birthday and volunteer time
    Medical, dental and vision coverage
    401k program with Company match
    Housing discounts (When available)
    Flexible hours
    Company-paid life insurance
    Short and long term disability coverage
    Team building events
    Associate wellness program
    Regional and National Award programs
    Associate referral program


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