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Sr. Accountant - Payroll

at LeHigh Hanson

Posted: 2/19/2019
Job Reference #: 440768

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Sr. Accountant - Payroll

Human Resources

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You experience our products every day, though you may not recognize our name.  That’s OK.  We’re focused on being great, not especially flashy.
We’re Lehigh Hanson.  Our products build cities and towns, including stadiums that hold thousands of fans, and bridges that support millions of vehicles.  We have thousands of employees across hundreds of locations in the U.S. and Canada, making us North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mixed concrete, asphalt and related construction materials.
Are you looking for more than the traditional accountant responsibilities? Do you want to join a stable $5 billion Company? If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you! We offer our accountants the opportunity to experience full cycle accounting, financial analysis, and a variety of projects in continuous improvement and mergers & acquisitions.  You will be exposed to all levels and departments in the organization and have numerous opportunities for career advancement. Close to 80% of our open positions over the past 12 months were filled with internal promotions.
Lehigh Hanson is looking for an experienced Senior Accountant - Payroll to join our Human Resources Department. We’re looking for someone who can work independently to ensure the integrity of company accounting information. This role requires discretion and judgment and an in-depth understanding of accounting principles and company practices. Using their excellent analytical skills, the Senior Accountant - Payroll will take ownership of payroll accounting processes and systems, budget reports, departmental expenses to include payroll and labor cost analysis, budgeting and forecasting, year-end audits, reconciliations and other responsibilities.
  • Manage payroll accounting processes and systems. Ensures coordination of payroll activities with Human Resources.  Prepare and process payroll-related journal entries, account reconciliations, labor cost, and headcount reports on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare, update and analyze actual to budget department expenses on a monthly basis
  • Prepare schedules and assist with budgeting and forecasts
  • Prepare other specific journal entries and account reconciliations as assigned
  • Perform responsibilities related to the closing process to ensure financial statements are properly recorded and presented on a monthly basis
  • Prepare year-end audit schedules based on external auditor requirement
  • Provide analysis, as assigned, for accounting projects.
  • Assist in transition from ERP system JDE to SAP. 
This position will be based at our corporate office in Irving, Texas. Our corporate office supports the Lehigh Hanson plants in North America and offers highly competitive benefits with no waiting period to participate in medical, dental, vision, and life insurance programs.  In addition, we offer a 401(k) retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions. Amenities include a free fitness center, free covered parking, and on-site cafe and coffee bar.  We also offer “Dress for Your Day” which gives our employees the discretion to select appropriate dress depending on the business activities of each workday.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum four years of progressive financial accounting and/or cost accounting to include payroll experience.
  • Experience with financial reporting and using ERP systems (JDE/SAP).
  • Familiarity with computerized payroll systems and knowledge of federal/state regulations for employment, wage and hour laws, Ceridian Payroll system a plus
  • Advanced PC skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Products and accounting software systems
  • Ability to interpret authoritative guidance and recommend/implement accounting treatment including developing process, procedures and controls
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of personnel, including the ability to work cross-departmentally, ability to train, support and mentor staff
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects and tasks concurrently, be detail oriented and organized to maintain equitable and functional accounting workflow
  • Strong teamwork, project management and commitment to detailed financial accounting and reporting
  • Strong analytical skills, critical thinking, creative problem-solving, make sound judgments, and work under pressure of deadlines
  • Ability to effectively interact with members of executive management
We’re a tight knit team. While we strive to be the best, we do it with an attitude that is humble, accessible and down-to-earth. We don’t ask you to “fit in” to our culture. We invite you to add to it.


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Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled