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Senior Accountant (Payroll)

Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods

Accounting & Finance
Springdale, AR, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Job Details:


This Corporate Accounting position in the payroll area is responsible for full service accounting support for the Payroll, Garnishment and Relocation functions. Activities and duties will include weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual processing and oversight of various payroll processes; researching accounting regulations and creating journal entries for various accruals related to Vacation, Holiday, Bonus, Severance, Relocation, Monthly Payroll Estimate, etc.; miscellaneous journal entries related to Payroll expenses and liabilities; ad-hoc reporting; regular KPI dashboard reporting through Power BI, reconciliation of accounts and formal Balance Sheet Recons; communicating with and providing information to vendors, unions, plant and corporate accounting and operations personnel; daily account analysis of direct deposit, Paycard, and gift card related bank accounts and recommendations of funding; managing the Paycard account, inventories and vendor relationship; running the payroll processes as needed; assisting with and/or handling audit inquiries from both internal and external sources; assisting with Payroll related controls reviews and processing; assisting with monthly, quarterly and annual tax processing and reports as well as coordination with W-2 vendors; assist with SAP configuration related to assigning profit centers, cost centers and account numbers as required for accurate Payroll ledger posting; assisting Team Members with various inquires related to payroll, direct deposit, Paycard, deductions, taxes and W-2 calls; and other duties as required.


Education: Requires a Bachelor s degree in an academic field directly related to the job being filled. Accounting or Finance Degree Preferred.

Experience: 3 plus years of accounting experience.

Computer Skills: Working knowledge of SAP (both financials and payroll) and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word and Outlook is required. Microsoft Access and PowerPoint skills are preferred but not required. Experience with Power BI preferred, but not required. Complex spreadsheets and formulas are used to generate accruals, JE’s, generate reports, generate payments and/or analyze data.

Communication Skills: Strong written, presentation and verbal communications skills required. Direct one-on-one communications with TEAM Members, all levels of Management and outside vendors will be required.

Special Skills: Strong critical thinking skills. Ability to analyze data, identify areas for improvement, research and understand accounting regulations related payroll accruals and interact with Team Members at all levels.

Supervisory: This position does not have direct reports.

Travel: Limited

Relocation Assistance Eligible:


Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

Hourly Applicants ONLY -You must complete the task after submitting your application to provide additional information to be considered for employment.

Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

We provide our team members and their families with paid time off; 401(k) plans; affordable health, life, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; and more.

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