Senior Accountant
West Allis, WI 
Posted 4 days ago
Job Description
$65,624.00 - $75,004.80 Annually
West Allis, WI
Job Type
Permanent full time
Finance Department
Job Number

Join the City of West Allis Finance Department as Senior Accountant. This new role reports to the City Finance Director and oversees all payroll processing, reporting and compliance functions of the City. The Senior Accountant is responsible for coordination of work with a payroll clerk as well as administration of the City's payroll systems. Other core functions include self-insurance review and analysis, financial administration of our HSA and HRA programs, WI Retirement System (WRS) program reporting, financial payroll budgeting, and other general accounting projects and duties as assigned. This full-time position offers excellent benefits and a unique opportunity to shape an exciting new role. Apply today!

Examples of Duties

  • Coordinate work with the payroll clerk and delegate tasks as necessary to ensure an efficient and effective payroll process
  • Administer timekeeping system and financial payroll system, including the setup of employees
  • Perform quality control review of bi-weekly pay runs and ensure payrolls are completed timely
  • Review self-insurance rates, projections and reserves
  • Compile an annual payroll budget
  • Review budget vs actual progress throughout the year, including monitoring of overtime
  • Administer employee payroll changes (i.e. pay rate changes, deduction changes)
  • Track HRA and HSA funding and expenditures
  • Review WRS reporting
  • Balance payroll tax and other payroll liability accounts and setup for payment
  • Annual work including W-2 processing, nondiscrimination testing, workers comp audit
  • Compile audit workpapers as assigned

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
  • CPA Preferred
  • Three years minimum experience of professional accounting experience with demonstrated ability to reconcile information and problem-solve.
  • Experience writing journal entries.
  • Local experience in government accounting/regulatory accounting, finance, budgeting, with payroll and WRS experience highly desired.
Method of Selection & Supplemental Information

The selection method will consist of one or more of the following: prescreen, interview, written tests, or other assessment methods.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
3+ years
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