Accountant - Payroll

As an Accountant at Workiva, you will support the financial statement close cycle and operational accounting functions to ensure timely reporting and compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and company policies and procedures. In this role, you may assist with monthly close activities, preparing and reviewing payrolls by country, account reconciliations, and compiling information as necessary for auditors.

What You’ll Do:

  • You will assess accounting reports for accuracy, completeness, and conformance to department, organizational, and compliance policies and standards.
  • You will review transactions for appropriate coding while understanding and interpreting company policies to ensure compliance.
  • You will perform activities within a public company's internal control environment related to the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act to ensure organizational compliance.
  • You will use your accounting knowledge to prepare month and quarter-end journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, and supporting schedules.
  • You will handle outside auditor questions and provide support to outside auditors and other project personnel as requested.
  • You will ensure proper recognition of payroll and related expenses are captured on organization's financial statements.
  • You will handle queue of employee, department and vendor inquiries and forward to appropriate team members for response; you will research and respond to more complex questions and will escalate as needed.
  • You will review and interpret local payroll contracts and laws for appropriate application.
  • You will demonstrate and apply strong accounting and payroll knowledge, acumen, and technical expertise.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1+ year of accounting experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required; Associates degree in accounting with 3+ years of significant progressive experience in accounting would be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficient accounting software knowledge, along with generic computer skills required
  • Payroll knowledge preferred
  • Spreadsheet skills preferred
  • Analytical ability to interpret contracts and policies
  • Strong communication (written, verbal and listening) and collaborative skills to work with many personalities inside and outside of the company

Where You’ll Work:

Our values drive how we work and who we hire. You will see these values ingrained in how we support our customers, work with team members, build our products and in the work environment we’ve created.  

  • Customer Success: Always delight our customers.
  • Trust: We rely on each other. 
  • Integrity: Do the right thing, every time. 
  • Collaboration: Share resources and work together. 
  • Innovation: Keep creating solutions and finding better ways. 
  • Inclusion: Support a diverse community where we all belong. 
  • Accountability: Be responsible for your success and failure.

We believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to make an impact everyday. We give our employees the freedom and resources they need—backed by our culture of collaboration and diverse thought—to continue innovating and breaking new ground. We hire talented people with a wide range of skills and experiences who are eager to tackle some of today’s most challenging problems. At Workiva, you’ll enjoy: 

  • Fantastic Benefits: With coverage starting day one, choose from competitive health, dental, and vision plans on the largest physician networks available.
  • Casual Dress: Workiva has a casual work environment, most people wear jeans to the office.
  • Involvement: Ability to participate in Employee Resource Groups, (Women in Tech, Women in Sales, Ethnic Diversity, Veterans, Rainbow (LGBTQ), Remote Employees, Caregiving) Volunteering, Company wide celebrations, and more
  • Work-life Balance: We have competitive PTO, VTO and Parental Leave. We encourage employees to spend time enjoying life outside of work.
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Individuals seeking employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.
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Ames, Iowa
Scottsdale, Arizona
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