ZANOBIA LYTRES WILKERSON, M.B.A SR. PAYROLL ANALYST
Houston, TX 832-***-**** email@example.com linkedin.com/in/zanobia-wilkerson-mba/
Enthusiastic Payroll/Accounting professional with over 20 years’ experience processing multi-jurisdictional payroll & accounting across multiple businesses. Strong knowledge of Oil & Gas, Government, Logistics and Retail industries with functional roles as Sr. Payroll Accountant, General Accounting, Lead/Supervisor and Analyst. Consistent performer with a proven track record of progression with each position. Continuous learner who confidently applies MBA principles to business strategies.
Strong Leadership Skills
ACH Direct Deposit
Strong Technical Aptitude Accuracy and exceeding deadlines Payroll Auditing (internal & external) Payroll Taxation (domestic & expat)
Federal, State & Local Taxation
Month and Year-end Closings
Controls and Compliance
Sr. Payroll Analyst Alight Solutions The Woodlands, TX 12/2018 – Current
Became the most valuable team player who transitioned from 1 Client to 4 Clients in 3 months.
Process and oversee weekly and bi-weekly payroll for over 10,000 employees’. Gains an understanding of processes and documentation to support client or service transitions and ongoing work. Communicates effectively with the client and internal partners for analysis/resolution of issues or project impacts. Identifies and assess their impact on service delivery in appropriate forums. Leads client interaction and facilitation on client touch points. Advanced understanding of client requirements and provides the ability to advise through consulting. Meets aligned Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Determines when inquiries are beyond the scope of responsibilities of Alight and/or team and escalates as appropriate.
·Educates colleagues and clients while serving as a subject matter expert for Workday payroll.
·Implementation of WorkDay functionality for New clients.
·Researches and provides input and support about industry and company best practices to resolve system issues.
·Works to identify and implement ideas to IT department for improving payroll specific processes and methodologies.
·Works to support system changes through the change request process both internally and with the client.
Sr. Payroll Accountant Air Liquide Houston, TX 10/2015 – 12/2018
Valuable team player who transitioned from contract to permanent position.
Process bi-weekly and semi-monthly payroll reconciliations. Process expat and ad-hoc payroll through WorkDay. Work closely with Human Resources to process benefits deductions and bonus/awards programs. Perform monthly close duties and prepared reports using PeopleSoft, Workday, and Oracle. Prepare and review journal entries for accuracy. Reconcile designated balance sheet accounts. Prepare audit and tax documents and respond to internal and external audit requests. Provide ad hoc analysis for planning and decision-making. Maintain compliance with company’s financial control policies.
·Liaised between Payroll, Benefits, Human Resources, Treasury and Accounting department to implemented controls to rectify and avert payroll processing errors.
·Collaborated with payroll to define and maintain controls needed to find quarterly and yearly write-offs.
·Implemented Workday System from PeopleSoft 9.0 to maintain in-house payroll processing and conduct monthly accounting close activities.
·Identify areas of improvement to IT department to ensure processes for General Ledger.
·Created new processes to capture monthly, quarterly and yearly payroll off cycles and tax payments which resulted in saving over $20 million per quarter in write-offs.
Payroll/Accounting Supervisor Leedo Building Solutions Stafford, TX 11/2014–10/2015
Hired as Staff Accountant to become Payroll/Accounting Supervisor leading team of 8 including payroll clerks and accountants.
Processed multi-state payroll through Insperity and maintained all payroll accounts and records for reconciliations and accuracy in Great Plains, QuickBooks and Kronos. Reported weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly tax filing for 941’s and 940’s using Master Tax. Maintained compliance with all local, state, and federal guidelines for payroll taxes and withholding procedures. Performed internal payroll audits and prepared data for external auditing. Led training on system changes and updates to Kronos and Quickbooks. Completed standard payroll month-end journal entries for closing calendars, and prepared financial reports using Great Plains. Designed and utilized dashboards for process compliance, performance and opportunities of improvement. Supported assistant controller in analyzing monthly inventory cost to reduce overhead.
·Led transition from Sage Abra to Kronos Implementation Integration for in-house payroll.
·Provided IT system administrator with Payroll and Accounting specifics for developing and implementing programming through BSI Tax Software of multi-state payroll and payroll tax processes for 14 states.
·Supervised and implemented payroll controls, effectively reducing errors in withholding and deductions, achieving a 95% accuracy rate.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CONTINUED
Harris County Houston, TX 10/2008–11/2014
Started as Payroll audit clerk processing payroll for 15,000 employees and added responsibilities as Payroll, HR and
Assistant to Chief Clerk supporting 17,000 employees and bi-weekly payroll.
Payroll & Human Resource Clerk/Assistant to Chief Clerk Harris County Precinct 7 04/2014- 11/2014
Reviewed payroll and human resource documents for accuracy. Performed analysis using Excel pivot tables and VLOOKUPs and queries to assist with payroll discrepancies and verify timesheet calculations. Entered new hire and termination documentation into IFAS. Verified net pay amounts, payroll deductions, and benefits hours including vacation and sick time. Processed FMLA paperwork. Operated independently and exercised good judgement. Established, revised, and maintained critical documents. Assisted in compiling data, types and distributes reports and correspondence. Assisted in training others on specific issues within assigned duty section.
·Calculated and analyzed data and developed charts, graphs and tables using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
·Complied with civil service, departmental, bureau and division rules, regulations and standard operating procedures.
Sr. Payroll Audit Clerk VI Harris County Auditor’s Office, Houston, TX 10/2008-04/2014
Audited bi-weekly totals and accruals to ensure accuracy in Payroll
Produced and reviewed payroll reports utilizing an IFAS. Calculated Child Support, Internal Revenue Levies, and Student Loan payments for employees withholding. Assisted employees with payroll discrepancies. Calculated tax withholdings and issued manual payroll checks. Audited new hire and change in status documentation for accuracy. Entered and updated direct deposit changes for county employees and officials. Processed bi-weekly and monthly reports for voluntary deductions and levies. Maintained monthly retiree reports for insurance deductions. Verified calculations for all employees’ hours.
Accounting Assistant Puffer Sweiven (Contract), Houston, TX 04/2007-10/2008
Performed General Accounting and Commercial collections for firm with over $500 Million in revenues.
Operated in computerized AP department, performed voucher entry and matching between invoices, PO and receiving. 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 analysis, bad debt write-offs and refunds. Presented line extension recommendations. Wrote credit memos to vendors. Entered high volume accounts payable and accounts receivables entry. Prepared and balanced bank deposits and reconciliations.
Accounting Analyst GSL Industrial Houston, TX 09/2006-04/2007
Managed over $100 Million budget for Real Estate property firm.
Processed 1099’s and W2’s. Processed accounts payables, coded invoices and entered into Timberline system. Issued accounts payables checks. Assisted property management in generating, adjusting and distributing monthly invoices and processed accounts receivables. Entered property management cash receipts (Lock Box) into Timberline system and 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.
Payroll Specialist /Administrative Assistant The Men’s Warehouse, Houston, TX 12/2003–08/2006
Entered all new hires and rehires for over 20,000 employees for all TMW & K&G stores using Peoplesoft.
Processed weekly payroll for over 2,000 employees across multiple states including wage deductions, withholdings, pay rate changes, position changes, and retro pays. Monitored and controlled time and attendance entry. Printed weekly payroll checks for all employees. Set up garnishments for child support and tax levies within Peoplesoft. Answered multiple department lines for manager. Organized calendar for scheduled meetings and department events. Processed all W2 requests. Audited unclaimed wage reports for terminated employee’s /tax purposes. Processed Excel spreadsheet for terminated employees. Assisted management with payroll issues and discrepancies with retro payments.
Lead Accounting Analyst Eagle Global Logistics (now Ceva) Houston, Texas 07/1997 – 09/2003
Generated general ledger and financial reports for logistics company with $1 Billion in revenue using Oracle.
Maintained Foreign Agents and Inter-Company accounts. Prepared monthly and month end analysis and reconciliation. 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.
MBA – Business/Finance Ashford University/Forbes School of Business 10/2015
Bachelor’s Degree Major: Accounting Florida Technical University 12/2013
Great Plains Master Tax BSI Tax Software Kronos Sage/Abra AS400 Timberline Peoplesoft Workday
Oracle Quick Books IFAS (Integrated Financial and Accounting System)
MS Outlook MS Excel MS PowerPoint MS Access