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US - Maryland - Rockville
Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Independently responsible for collecting, validating, processing, and reconciling biweekly payroll for 250+ employees according to company’s payroll process policy and guidelines and state labor laws (MD, MA, and CA)
  • Maintain proper documentation of payroll records in compliance with laws and regulations (i.e. timesheet, HR documents, Manager correspondence)
  • Research discrepancies of payroll documentation for the purpose of ensuring accuracy and adherence to procedure prior to processing
  • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential
  • Responsible for the coordination efforts between Payroll, Human Resources, Corporate, and other department to ensure proper information flow and maintain employee data in systems
  • Attend company-wide payroll meetings to keep up to date on policies and processes
  • Identify, address, and make recommendations for workflow issues in a timely and professional manner
  • Prepare and enter payroll journal entries using bank statements and ADP reports, reconciling systems with reports
  • Calculate fringe allocation entries across departments
  • Calculate paid time off (PTO), bonus, and commission accruals according to company policy and complete monthly account reconciliations
  • Calculate month end labor accruals
  • Post inter-company cross charges related to payroll
  • Post headcount monthly and certify systems are in balance
  • Maintain a PTO master report for managers and distribute monthly
  • Respond to internal inquiries regarding payroll procedure/other payroll related information
  • Other ad-hoc duties as assigned
  • Assist in the annual planning process around payroll

Education/ Experience:

  • Requires a Associates degree in accounting; prefer Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • CPP designation a plus
  • Requires 5+ years of relevant work experience in a similar role
  • Requires working knowledge of state and federal labor laws, accounting policies, practices, and systems.
  • Competent in Microsoft Excel, Pivot table, VLOOKUP, SUMIF
  • Experience with payroll in larger organizations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly in response to employee payroll inquiries
  • Well organized

Work Schedule:

  • 8AM to 5PM core hours with additional hours as required.
  • Will be required to work some holidays to meet payroll deadlines
  • Will be required to work non-traditional work week/hours.

    Work Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to use a computer up to 8 hours per day.


Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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