Specialist, Payroll General Ledger
Panera Bread - Sunset Hills, MO

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Specialist, Payroll General Ledger

Panera, LLC is currently seeking a Specialist, Payroll General Ledger
St. Louis, MO

Panera Bread Company is a specialty concept with unparalleled people and quality products offering careers as diverse as our breads. We are actively seeking a Staff Accountant to support our bakery-cafes and senior management, as well as other departments, which require accurate financial reporting information and general accounting support.

  • Prepare and possess ownership of assigned payroll account reconciliations and account analyses each period, quarter, and year-end in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Participate in month-end close process by updating accrual spreadsheets, researching variances and completing journal entries related to Payroll General Ledger activity.
  • Assist in the preparation of multi-state payrolls for 35,000+ associates in accordance with established policies and procedures, including federal, state and local regulations.
  • Assist in resolving paycheck issues by researching, validating and correcting employee data in the payroll system.
  • Identify process improvements and cost reduction opportunities.
  • Engage in excellent customer service with associates across all functions of the company, as well as partners with internal departments and external parties to fulfill payroll responsibilities.
  • Provide support to payroll management as needed on additional projects.
  • Ensure all documentation associated with payroll processing is maintained, remains confidential and is properly shared.
  • Complies with internal, external and SOX regulated controls.

  • Accounting degree required.
  • Payroll accounting experience preferred.
  • Self-motivated with ability to handle high volume and tight deadlines while maintaining accuracy.
  • Solid technical accounting skills with an ability to understand detailed accounting entries.
  • Good communication skills to articulate to non-accountants and accountants about the actual financials.
  • Solid customer service skills and team player perspective are essential.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with a high degree of professionalism.
  • Friendly, curious, helpful and driven to achieve.
  • Willing to challenge and ask questions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
Competitive Salary
• Award Program Potential
• Competitive Health & Welfare Benefits
• Company-Matched 401(k) Savings Plan
• Employee Stock Purchase Plan
• Paid Vacation
• Paid Holidays
• Workout Facility
• Panera Express Lunch Delivery
• Complimentary Bakery Items
• Product Discount
Job Finance Accounting Treasury
Primary Location US-MO-Sunset Hills

Recruiter Michelle Russell

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