IMPAQ International, LLC

  • Payroll Accountant

    Job Location US-MD-Columbia
  • Overview

    IMPAQ International, a growing and dynamic social science research firm, provides high-quality research and impact evaluation services, policy analysis, survey research, technology solutions, organizational development, technical assistance and consulting services to U.S. and international government agencies, foundations, and the private sector. 


    IMPAQ’s mission is to bring together exceptional people to develop innovative and rigorous approaches to evaluate the real-world impact of social policies and programs. IMPAQ offers six locations: our Corporate Headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, rated one of America’s Best Small Cities; Downtown Washington, D.C., Bethesda, MD, Boston, Massachusetts, Seattle, Washington and a Bay Area office in Oakland, California. IMPAQ has a diverse and collegial work environment and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/Disability/Veterans).


    IMPAQ is seeking a full-time Payroll Accountant (with 3+ years in government contracting) to perform day-to-day corporate payroll and accounting operations. Experience with Ceridian Dayforce application is required. The Payroll Accountant will work closely with the Payroll Specialist to manage the entire payroll process. 


    Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis.  Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position.


    • Process full-cycle semi-monthly payrolls for over 400 employees with multiple FEINs.
    • Provides expert payroll administration service, including day-to-day functional or payroll support to achieve accurate payroll results.
    • Reconciles payroll prior to transmission to the payroll vendor; identify and resolve any discrepancies.
    • Maintains and tracks Tax and Filing notices outsourced to payroll vendor.
    • Reconciles payroll related accounts on a monthly basis.
    • Responsible for maintaining payroll files (i.e. Payroll reports).
    • Handles and resolves escalated payroll questions, discrepancies and issues.
    • Manages the department execution of all payroll-related process (e.g., garnishments, year-end updates, banking, taxes, etc.)
    • Conducts routine audits (401k, etc.) and assesses payroll processing and tax reporting information to ensure compliance with proper employment practices.
    • Implements policies and procedures, and defines areas for payroll process improvements.
    • Provides guidance on payroll processes and provides feedback to the payroll team and senior management regarding improvements to payroll processes.
    • Oversees reporting and reconciliation of federal, state and local payroll taxes.
    • Maintains employee confidence and protects operations by keeping personnel data confidential.
    • Ensures compliance with all applicable government regulations, laws and requirements.
    • Coordinates specific work tasks with other personnel within the department, as well as with other departments, in order to ensure the smooth and efficient flow of information.
    • Leads the payroll function in Mergers & Acquisitions.
    • Additional duties and responsibilities may apply.


    Education, Knowledge, and Experience


    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field required.
    • Six plus (6+) years of experience with 3+ years in a payroll function for a government contractor.
    • Ceridian Dayforce experience is absolutely required.
    • Certified Payroll Professional designation is highly desirable.
    • Excel proficiency required.
    • Experience with multi-state payrolls and multiple FEINs within a Company.
    • Previous experience implementing a new payroll system preferred.
    • Strong knowledge of local, state, and federal payroll tax laws.
    • Vendor tax compliance and reporting knowledge is a plus.


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed

    Connect With Us!

    Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.