General Ledger Accountant Payroll
CEVA Logistics - Houston, TX

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Primary purpose of the role

Monitors and maintains the general ledger payroll accounts. Prepares reconciliations, accounting entries, financial reports, and analytical reviews to ensure payroll information is accurately and properly reflected in the financial accounting system in a timely manner. Provides customer service to departments on payroll related inquiries.

Key accountability areas

Maintain confidentiality of all payroll information.

Maintain all payroll general ledger accounts by preparing reconciliations and analytical reviews, performing account analysis and accounting entries.

Monitors payroll general ledger budget personnel costs verse actual costs (expense) and explains the variance; as well as reviews the liability accounts and comments on the month-over-month change.

Communicates with business units, foreign offices and corporate departments regarding daily payroll accounting issues.

Assists during audit and provides information to inquiries submitted by the tax department.

Works with other team members cohesively to ensure the success of the organization by assisting where needed as deemed necessary.

Assists in the operation and management of the payroll system by recommending payroll process improvements, coordinating the development maintenance of the interface, and monitoring policies & procedures.

Key working relationships

Internal contacts that this position regularly communicates with are the Payroll Department, Controller, CFO, and Field representatives. External contacts include the payroll processing company, ADP, benefits processing company, Blue Cross and Blue Shield and our banking representatives at Bank of America. Note that external contacts are not made on a regular basis and that the vast majority of this position requires internal communications.

Resource management

This position is responsible for reviewing and explaining month to month and period to period trends and variances related to the general ledger payroll accounts.


Education & Experience

Accounting or Finance Degree

3+ years of experience in accounting

Accounting Degree

Experience in general ledger accounting

Experience in GL payroll accounting

History of working with and maintaining privileged and confidential information

Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and tasks with competing priorities.

Ability to meet established deadlines.

Ability to work with a team to accomplish goals and objectives

3+ years of steady experience in payroll accounting

Specialist Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).



Strong attention to detail


Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Interpersonal & Communication Skills

Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with high levels of management.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures.

Ability to write business correspondence and procedure manuals.

Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently.



Job Type



Day Job

Employee Status




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CEVA Logistics U.S. is a regional unit of CEVA Logistics, part of giant CEVA Group. CEVA Logistics US provides freight forwarding and...