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Payroll Accountant

Company name
Hersha Hospitality Management

Harrisburg, PA, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Mar 18,2019

Valid Through
Jul 01,2019

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Opportunity: Payroll Accountant

The position of Payroll Accountant is to be a liaison between the Payroll and Finance departments, to ensure all payroll and benefit general ledger accounts are reconciled and balanced. The position will partner internally with Payroll, Finance and People Support departments. The Payroll Accountant will also partner externally with field operations management. The position reports to the Manager of Payroll and Accounting.

Potential Career Path
Payroll Accountant \u2013 Senior Accountant \u2013 Regional Accounting Manager/Manager of Payroll and Accounting

Essential Job Functions

Prepare and post payroll related journal entries to the general ledger.
Responsible for monthly/quarterly maintenance and analysis of HHM\u2019s corporate payroll balance sheet accounts.
Assists with the preparation of corporate and managed properties\u2019 annual budget process.
Reconcile payroll G/L accounts across HHM\u2019s managed portfolio.
Coordinates monthly, quarterly, and year end entries to ensure Payroll and Finance deadlines are met.
Actively involved with the month end close process.
Keep abreast on payroll changes impacting the financial aspect of HHM\u2019s managed properties, and communicate timely.
Performs analysis of payroll and tax data, running standard reports and creating ad hoc reports as necessary.
Assists with various quarterly and annual audits, working with both internal and external auditors to ensure compliance.
Provide support to the regional property accounting teams through preparation of analysis and/or reporting and response to inquiries regarding the payroll and benefit activity within the general ledgers of the properties under management.
Perform special projects and other responsibilities as assigned.
Handle confidential information appropriately.


Commitment and engagement through high level of work ethic.
Focus on internal and external customer interests.
Excellent communication skills.
Excellent analytical ability.
Strong strategic thinking, problem solving skills.
Flexibility and adaptability.


Bachelor\u2019s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
Ability to extract, manipulate, and merge data from multiple databases.
Advanced skills in Excel or Access is preferred.
History of financial report writing and analysis of P&L statements a plus.

Work Environment and Context

Work schedule varies and may include working extended hours and weekends.
Required to perform physical activity to include lifting up to 75 lbs, working from a step ladder and must be able to sit for long periods of time.
Position includes regulartravelto managed properties throughout the United States.

What We Believe
People Are Our Capability \u2013 Hearts That Serve \u2013 Only Excellence \u2013 Stay Nimble - Own It

Company info

Hersha Hospitality Management
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Company Profile
HHM, also known as Hersha Hospitality Management, is an industry-leading hotel management, investment and development firm. HHM provides turn-key management, asset management or receivership solutions for 106 hotels in 19 states, including more than 20 full service hotels and 24 independents.

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