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Sr. Payroll Accountant

Houston, TX
October 24, 2018

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Zanobia Lytres Wilkerson, M.B.A

***** ********* ***** ***** *******, Tx. 77068

Phone: 832-***-**** Email:


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

Microsoft Access

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

Journal Entries

General Ledger

ACH Direct Deposit

Payroll Analysis

Gross to Net Pay Calculations

Manual Payroll Calculations

Professional Experience

Air Liquide Houston, TX

(Permanent) 04/2017- Current

(Contract) 10/2015–04/2017

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

Payroll/Accounting Supervisor

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

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.

Employment Verifications

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

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

Accounting Assistant

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

Accounting Analyst

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.

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