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Payroll Specialist - Hybrid

Rockville, Maryland
Job Type
7 Sep 2022
Ready for a change? Find out why FINRA has been voted Working Mother 100 Best Companies to work for 3 years in a row, Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Computerworld's 100 Best Places to work in IT, and Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by DEI. As a Payroll Accountant, you will provide oversight and support of overall FINRA payroll processes, "ten-day" cycle, and operating procedures, which includes analysis, report generation and validation.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Responsible for oversight of the payroll "ten day" cycle process, ensuring completion of all steps in a timely manner for successful processing. The "ten-day" cycle is the main driver of the bi-weekly payroll process. It includes maintenance of the "ten day" task list by segregating and organizing processes.
  • Run payroll processes associated with validating, mass submitting and approving on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Run all identified payroll processes for calculating, settling, and producing bi-weekly payroll.
  • Assist with applicable Workday year-end processes, including calendars, new W-2 requirements.
  • Process all payroll set-ups for new hires, company transfers and separations.
  • Enter and maintain all wage orders/garnishments.
  • Prepare invoices as necessary for third-party service providers (Gym Deductions etc.)
  • Download WageWorks transportation file interface monthly and all associated reports. Complete wire requests monthly.
  • Imputation and validation of fringe benefits.
  • Help interpret and communicate Payroll and People Solutions policies from the employee handbook.
  • Responsible for handling customer inquiries and employee requests.
  • Analysis of employee tax withholding issues to ensure compliance with State and Federal regulations.
  • Assist staff by acting as liaison to Technology for review of product/code changes and the impact to Payroll of these changes.
  • Assist the Payroll Manager in the maintenance and updating of all Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Provide support for other payroll functions as needed.

Education/Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business or Finance with at least 12 semester hours of Accounting. Two or more years of relevant work experience in an accounting environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills.

Work Conditions:
  • Hybrid work environment, but must be located a commutable distance to our Rockville office .
  • Extended hours as needed

To be considered for this position, please submit an application.

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Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. FINRA also provides a variety of benefits including comprehensive health and welfare benefits, life and disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation, personal, and sick leave. FINRA offers immediate participation and vesting in a 401(k) plan with company match. You will also be eligible for participation in an additional FINRA-funded retirement contribution, our tuition reimbursement program and many other benefits. If you would like to contribute to our important mission and work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative, consider a career with FINRA.

Important Information

FINRA's Code of Conduct imposes restrictions on employees' investments and requires financial disclosures that are uniquely related to our role as a securities regulator. FINRA employees are required to disclose to FINRA all brokerage accounts that they maintain, and those in which they control trading or have a financial interest (including any trust account of which they are a trustee or beneficiary and all accounts of a spouse, domestic partner or minor child who lives with the employee) and to authorize their broker-dealers to provide FINRA with duplicate statements for all of those accounts. All of those accounts are subject to the Code's investment and securities account restrictions, and new employees must comply with those investment restrictions-including disposing of any security issued by a company on FINRA's Prohibited Company List or obtaining a written waiver from their Executive Vice President-by the date they begin employment with FINRA. Employees may only maintain securities accounts that must be disclosed to FINRA at one or more securities firms that provide an electronic feed (e-feed) of data to FINRA, and must move securities accounts from other securities firms to a firm that provides an e-feed within three months of beginning employment.

You can read more about these restrictions here.

As standard practice, employees must also execute FINRA's Employee Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement without qualification or modification and comply with the company's policy on nepotism.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal state or local laws as appropriate, or upon the protected status of the person's relatives, friends or associates.

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FINRA abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

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  • Job Reference: 706383149-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Location: Rockville, Maryland
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: HR / Recruitment
  • Job Type: Permanent