Our client is a publicly traded insurance holding company serving the life insurance needs of individuals in the United States and internationally.

As they continue to grow, they are seeking an Accounts Payable/Payroll Supervisor to join the accounting team. The position will be responsible for executing and managing all aspects of cash disbursements and payroll processing.  It is located at the corporate headquarters in Austin, TX, located in the Domain. The Accounts Payable & Payroll Manager reports directly to the VP of Accounting Operations. 

What’s in it for YOU? 

  • Free covered parking at a new building in a great location.
  • Medical & Dental Plans, with 401K Matching and a complete approach to employee’s wellness, physical and financial well-being. 
  • Opportunities for employees to grow themselvestheir careers and in turn, business.
  • Community services events throughout the year.
  • All employees have a generous PTO plan to promote a healthy balance between work and play.
  • Gym on-site.  

What YOU get to DO at this competitive company:

  • Supervise and lead the team in processing all company disbursements.
  • Develop, evaluate, improve, enhance, and maintain company policies, procedures and internal controls related to disbursements. 
  • Handle special projects as needed for the business or enhancements within the disbursement process.
  • Adhere to SOX control-defined processes. 
  • Assist with providing support for audits including annual audits, 401K audits and worker compensation audits.
  • Responsible for the timely loading, coding, obtaining manager approval and auditing of expense reports and invoices processed through Oracle workflow.  
  • As needed processed time-sensitive payments outside of Oracle.
  • Responsible for processing policy related as well as commission-related files for payments ensuring proper approval.
  • Files Federal and State monthly, quarterly, and yearly details and summary reports. Makes deposits and reconciles withholds to filings. 
  • Reconcile accounts payable liability accounts. 
  • Assist with the design of the vendor governance program and monitor components.
  • Review accuracy of batching and posting of data through daily balancing and maintain accounts payable files.
  • Responsible for the timely loading and approval payroll related files from various sub‐systems.
  • Approve payroll journal entries and reconcile payroll general ledger accounts. 
  • Validate quarterly and yearly reporting, other reporting as required by state and federal agencies, and manual payroll checks and garnishment calculations.
  • Oversite in review of Time and Attendance reporting and ensure accuracy within payrolls and maintain all payroll files and records in a compliant manner.

What you NEED to SUCCEED in this challenging role:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
  • 3‐5 years of payroll and/or accounts payable experience.
  • 1 ‐2 years of team lead or supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with ERP financial systems with some design experience. 
  • Insurance or banking industry experience is a major plus!
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, etc).
  • Ability to meet critical business deadlines and act with a sense of urgency in order to drive results in a demanding business environment, address issues/concerns in a professional manner, and able to collaborate and interact effectively with internal/external stakeholders. 
  • Skill in analytical and practical problem‐solving skills with strong organizational skills and attention to detail.