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Payroll Reconciliation Accountant (Contractor)

Payroll Reconciliation Accountant (Contractor)

Requisition ID 
Work Location 
Department / Discipline 
Finance Operations
Additional Work Location 
Position Type 
Agency / Contract

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is recruiting for a Payroll Reconcilliation Accountant (temporary) to be based at our Knutsford offices. The role will involve the completion of the payroll balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis and support resolution of timesheet queries and reporting.

  • Preparation and issue resolution on monthly payroll balance sheet accounts
  • Preparation and issue resolution on monthly consultants timesheet reconciliation
  • Management of inbound payroll journals
  • Primary contact for payroll shared services team.
  • Support on other balance sheet reconciliations as required
  • Detailed annual review of the add on cost rate used in Microsoft Dynamics for employee costs
  • Ongoing monitoring of the above rate against actuals and associated balance sheet position
  • Provide support to the business and wider finance team to resolve timesheet queries on a timely basis and improve timesheet completion levels
  • Support on weekly timesheet reporting
  • Provide cover for other key statistics reporting as required
  • Support the Finance Business Support Team on overhead projects as needed
  • Support MDAX improvement process (includes release testing)
  • Support process improvements / reporting efficiencies
  • Ad hoc analysis and query resolution


Skills / Qualifications

  • Newly qualified or part qualified accountant
  • Strong system skills – Excel, MDAX (or similar) and Sharepoint
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Attention to detail and strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload to deliver results within timescales
  • The ability to work as part of a team


  • Ownership and responsibility 
  • Collaborative communication skills, interfacing with local and shared services financial colleagues
  • Drive continuous improvement and added value, always looking to make processes more efficient and achieve standardisation and consistency across the function

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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