Jessica P. Titus
Proficient specialist with over ten years in payroll management. Excellent knowledge of tax laws, IRS mandates, FMLA requirements, Social Security, Long and Short Term Disability. Highly focused and experienced in analyzing complex data to accurately evaluate cause/effect or profit/loss. Efficient under stress with the ability to multi-task and maintain accuracy. Skilled communicator astute in the development of positive professional relationships to advance organizational goals. Proven expertise in:
Staff Leadership and Training
Invoicing and Billing
Microsoft Excel & Word
Oracle, Cyborg, ADP Software System
Planning and Implementation
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Notary of Republic, Virginia
Payroll and Accounting Manager - Certificate
Personal Skills for Professional Excellence - Certification
Faragalla and Associates (Steven M. Katz, CPA )- Frederick, Maryland
Staff Accountant, 2018- 2019
Process payroll on weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, and monthly basis for multiple clients. Processed quarterly tax returns, and reports.
Ensured that clients payroll, new hire, and payroll and tax filings, we up to date and correct. Prepared monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual accounting records, reports, and reconciliations for the preparation of financial statements.
Evaluated and recommend leave policy changes in accordance with the new Maryland Safe Leave Act.
Ensured that payrolls, were accurate and timely processed in accordance to company requests.
Processing of 1099 forms
Processed quarterly returns, filings, and reports for multiple clients.
Correspondence, meetings, and documentation preparation for Department of Labor audits
Reconciliation of General Ledger, and Payroll Liability accounts
Loudoun County Public Schools – Ashburn, Virginia (1998-2017)
Payroll Coordinator, 2014 to 2017
Manage payroll system and establish processes and controls to ensure protocols and standards are being met.
Direct daily payroll functions and conduct investigation of inputs to eliminate overpayments. Research and create statistical reports to assist in budget analysis and ensure optimal efficiencies within the payroll division. Supervise and facilitate training for office staff and effectively collaborate across multi-departmental lines to ensure disbursement of appropriate payroll information.
Manage and coordinate office staff and functions to maintain efficient workflow. Initiate staff reviews and supervise training and hiring processes.
Perform required year-end adjustments as mandated.
Facilitate Federal, Social Security, and tax filings to ensure compliance.
Coordinate leave bank with employee benefits to verify adherence to guidelines.
Senior Payroll Accountant/Payroll Accountant, 2006 to 2014
Conducted research and resolved payroll related matters in a timely manner. Implemented reviews and verification of accuracy in imported data.
Managed monthly accounting reconciliations and ensured payroll reports were organized and up to date. Prepared reports and assisted with auditor requests.
Facilitated reconciliations for pay run and executed quarterly tax filings.
Assisted in Workers Compensation and retirement research. Collaborated with legal department to process information requests.
Calculated salary and overtime.
Prepared tax reports.
Payroll Specialist III/Payroll Specialist II, 1998 to 2006
Provided comprehensive payroll services to include garnishment, accruals, withholdings, and employee assistance.
Directed employee payout initiatives through information dissemination, counseling, and records review. Investigated all applicable deductions, payroll, benefits, leaves, and withholdings to ensure reconciliation.
Processed FMLA, stipend payments, tax withholdings, and payroll deductions.
Prepared monthly and annual reports.
Alpha Chi National Honors Society
American Payroll Association
Supervisory Committee- Loudoun Credit Union (2005-2015)