Zanobia Lytres Wilkerson, M.B.A
***** ********* ***** ***** *******, Tx. 77068
Phone: 832-***-**** Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE:
Sr. Payroll Accountant/Analyst with over (19) years’ experience across multiple business lines. My experience includes Oil & Gas, Government (Harris County), Logistics and Retail with functional roles as Sr. Payroll Accountant, General Accounting, Lead/Supervisor and Analyst. My career has progressed with each position and earning my MBA has heightened the scope of my experience.
My professional history includes strong skills in organizing workflow and ideas, proficient in the use of computers, accounting, auditing, month and year-end closing, bank reconciliation. Responsible, dependable, punctual, and excellent leadership skills with an efficient amount of payroll including:
Technology savvy; able to grasp new systems
Systems experience in Sage Abra, Great Plains, PeopleSoft, Timberline, Workday, Oracle, QuickBooks, IFAS
Microsoft Office Suite, with proficiency in Excel
Acknowledged for accuracy and exceeding deadlines
Payroll Auditing (internal & external)
Payroll Taxation (domestic & expat)
Federal, State & Local Taxation Guidelines
Verify Payroll Deductions
Calculate Hours for accuracy
Audit Bi-Weekly & Monthly accruals
ACH Direct Deposit
Gross to Net Pay Calculations
Manual Payroll Calculations
Air Liquide Houston, TX
(Permanent) 04/2017- Current
Sr. Payroll Accountant
Implemented Workday System for in-house Payroll and Accounting to maintain payroll processing and system programs for monthly Accounting close processes
Coordinate with Human Resources and other functional areas to process Expat & Adhoc payroll through WorkDay (formerly PeopleSoft).
Focal point for Human Resources and other functional areas on unique payroll processing
Worked closely with Human Resources to process benefits deductions and bonus/awards programs
Perform monthly close duties using PeopleSoft, Workday, and Oracle.
Heavy balance sheet reconciliation
Prepare monthly close reports timely using Oracle
Prepare and/or review journal entries for accuracy
Maintain and reconcile designated balance sheet accounts
Prepare audit and tax request work papers and respond to internal and external audit requests
Complete financial accounting related tasks as required and adhere to deadlines.
Provide ad hoc analysis to management for planning and decision making
Focal Point in Accounting/Payroll for Special Projects from Corporate Management
Review and maintain compliance with company’s financial control policies
Leedo Building Solutions Stafford, TX 11/2014–10/2015
Responsible for reporting weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly tax filing for 941’s and 940’s.
Maintain compliance with all local, state, and federal guidelines.
Research laws and regulations regarding payroll taxes and withholding procedures.
Write and maintain payroll procedures for updates to the Kronos system.
Maintain all payroll accounts and records for reconciliations and accuracy in Great Plains.
Perform internal payroll audits for external auditing.
Completes monthly bank account reconciliation’s including resolution of reconciling items.
Maintains physical journal entries and month end journal checklist.
Acts as liaison between Human Resources and Accounting to ensure the requirements and or provisions.
Motivate payroll coordinator and fully trains of any system changes and updates to Kronos and Quickbooks.
Provide system administrator with payroll specifics for developing and implementing in-house programming.
Implemented Kronos for in-house payroll and maintain payroll system programs purchased from outside vendors for exporting benefit files.
Set up company to handle in house multi-state payroll and payroll taxes for AL, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, NC, NY,OH, PA, SC, and VA.
Completes standard payroll month end journal entries for closing calendars related to financial report generating using Great Plains and Quickbooks.
Back up payroll coordinator for processing payroll when needed.
Ensures that payroll data, computing, withholding, and deductions are at a 95% accuracy rate.
Performed month end financial statement preparation processes including standard month end journal entries, closing calendars, and financial report generation within Great Plains.
Completed monthly bank account reconciliation’s including resolution of reconciling items between Quickbook, Kronos, and Great Plains.
Maintained physical journal entries and month end journal checklist.
Implemented and utilized dashboards for process compliance, performance and improvement opportunities.
Processed multi-state payroll through Insperity 3rd party vendor but submitting timesheets, commissions, retro pay, new hires, etc.
Performed asset and liability account reconciliation’s ensuring account integrity and accuracy using Greatplains.
Assisted Assistant Controller in monthly Inventory cost to reduce overhead.
Updated pricing units for reconciliation monthly balancing.
Assisted in external audit processes.
Implementation of new Payroll System from Abra to Kronos
Back up Payroll Processor
Harris County Precinct 7, Houston, TX 10/2008–11/2014
Payroll & Human Resource Clerk/Assistant to Chief Clerk 04/2014- 11/2014
To review Payroll and Human Resource documents for accuracy.
Assisted employees with payroll discrepancies by using pivot tables and v-look up in Excel.
Entered new hire and termination documentation IFAS (Integrated Financial and Accounting System)
Checked calculations for County employee’s hours through query reports.
Verified net pay amounts, payroll deductions, and benefits hours including vacation and sick time.
Processed FMLA paperwork
Exercised discretionary authority with in frequent supervision and instructions.
Has full access to confidential information.
Established, revised, and maintained filing system of memoranda, letters and other documents.
Reviewed documents to ensure forms are filled out completely and accurately for Payroll and Human Resource.
Assisted in compiling data, types and distributes reports and correspondence; enters computer data using IFAS and exporting to Excel.
Assisted in training others on specific issues within assigned duty section.
Assembled, organized and tabulated data, and develops charts, graphs and tables with Microsoft Powerpoint or/and Excel.
Complied with civil service, departmental, bureau and division rules, regulations and standard operating procedures.
Harris County Auditor’s Office, Houston, TX 10/2008-04/2014
Sr. Payroll Audit Clerk VI using IFAS (Integrated Financial and Accounting System)
Produced and reviewed payroll reports utilizing an IFAS (Integrated Financial Accounting System).
Provided support to Harris County department liaisons and employees regarding payroll and human resource data using query reports and exporting to Excel.
Calculated Child Support, Internal Revenue Levies, and Student Loan payments for employees withholding.
Assisted employees with payroll discrepancies
Manual tax calculation withholdings with issuing manual payroll checks
Audited New Hire and Change in Status paperwork from other County Departments for accuracy
Input Direct Deposit and update Direct Deposit changes for County employees’ and Officials in IFAS (Integrated Financial Accounting System).
Processed Bi-Weekly and Monthly Deductions reports for Voluntary Deductions and Levies
Maintained Monthly Retiree Reports for Insurance deductions
Double Check the calculations for all County employees’ hours
Audited bi-weekly totals and accruals for accuracy in Payroll
Puffer Sweiven (Contract), Houston, TX 04/2007-10/2008
Performed commercial collections
Reconciled bank statements to general ledger within Oracle and Excel.
Prepared and entered journal entries using Oracle
Maintained A/R portfolio by resolving billing disputes
Performed credit adjustments, bad debt write-offs, refunds
Credit analysis and line extension recommendations
Wrote credit memos to vendors
Computerized AP department, including voucher entry, and matching between invoices, PO and receiving.
High volume Account Payable and Accounts Receivables entry
Accurate data entry
Organized, problem-solving, and follow-up
Prepared Daily Bank Deposits
Balance Bank Deposit and bank reconcilations
GSL Industrial, Houston, TX 09/2006-04/2007
Accounts Payables; Code invoices and enter into Timberline system
Issued Checks for payables
Assisted Property Management in generating invoices
Made adjustments and distribute monthly invoices
Accounts Receivables; Enter property management cash receipts (Lock Box) into Timberline system
Entered cash receipts into bank files
Reconciled bank statements to general ledger using Timberline and Excel for balancing
Researched and resolved variances
Prepared and entered journal entries in Timberline
Reconciled account balances for accuracy
Assisted in preparation of schedules and reports for Auditors
Assisted Property Manager in maintaining lease files
Processed 1099’s and W2’s
The Men’s Warehouse, Houston, TX 12/2003–08/2006
Payroll Specialist /Administrative Assistant
Entered all new hires and rehires for over 20,000 employee’s for all TMW & K&G stores using Peoplesoft
Processed all pay rate changes, position changes, and retro pays
Processed Multi-State wage deductions and, withholdings
Processed State weekly Payroll for over 2000 employees in multi-states
Time and attendance entry for employee’s
Printed weekly payroll checks for all employee’s
Set up garnishments for child support and tax levy within Peoplesoft
Answered multiple department lines for manager
Organized calendar for scheduled meetings and department events
Processed all W2 requests
Distributed mail and faxes throughout the department
Audited unclaimed wage reports for terminated employee’s /tax purposes
Processed Excel spreadsheet for terminated employee’s
Assisted management with payroll issues and discrepancies with retro payments
Eagle Global Logistics Houston, Texas 07/1997 – 09/2003
Lead Accounting Analyst
Maintained Foreign Agents and Inter-Company accounts
Prepared monthly and month end analysis and reconciliation
Generated general ledger and financial reports from Oracle accounting system
Processed invoices for payments
Investigated general ledger discrepancies
Assisted senior management with financial statements
Reconciled accounts receivables and payables for settlement payments
Prepared, entered and posted journal entries
Participated in special projects from management as assigned
Ashford University/Forbes School of Business
MBA – Business/Finance 10/2015
Florida Technical University 12/2013
Bachelor’s Accounting Major
10-key by touch, typing 40 wpm, Great Plains, Kronos, Sage/Abra, AS400, Timberline, Peoplesoft, Workday, Oracle, Quick Books, IFAS, MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Auditing, Bank Reconciliation, Journal Entries, Garnishments, Payroll Analysis, Human Resources, Payroll Taxes, Accounting, and basic knowledge of MS Access.