Payroll Accounting Coordinator

Job Locations US-TN-Memphis
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


Adams Keegan is a national employer services firm. We provide a comprehensive suite of Human Resources services including payroll, employee benefits, worker’s compensation, HR management, 401(k), and state licensing. For nearly 30 years, Adams Keegan has grown—and helped our clients grow—by developing superior employer solutions and providing unmatched client service. 


This position will be a support role in the Payroll Department, assisting coworkers and external customers regarding payroll reports, general ledger interfaces, and wage and tax reconciliations.  The Payroll Accounting Coordinator will also troubleshoot issues related to payroll systems, interfaces, and processing.  



  • Create and maintain databases that are used to interface payroll costs to clients’ general ledger
  • Respond to inquiries regarding our clients’ payroll journal entries and payroll reports
  • Provide guidance as needed in development or to resolve unanticipated problems
  • Assist cross functional teams including vendors to identify variances, corrective action, and preventative solutions
  • Perform analytical work/research around issues/changes/upgrades
  • Create ad hoc reports as requested
  • Document customized and/or annual report requests
  • Process multi-state and multi-frequency payrolls for salaried, commissioned, and hourly workforce
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable federal and state wage and hour laws and tax regulations for audit defense and day-to-day compliance
  • Assist with internal quarter-end and year-end processing including W-2 preparation
  • Participate in Payroll projects and programs, whether new or modified



  • Knowledge of accounting procedures and principles
  • High level of integrity and ability to maintain strict confidentiality of information handled
  • Must possess excellent and effective written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook)
  • Ability and willingness to adapt quickly to change
  • 2-5 years of experience with computerized payroll processing and administration
  • Ability to proactively identify payroll issues and suggest solutions
  • Understanding of payroll tax requirements/compliance
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy, thoroughness, and professionalism
  • Ability to complete projects and communicate progress while balancing multiple priorities and deadlines
  • High school diploma required, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree is a plus
  • FPC or CPP Preferred


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