Article Title: Payroll Staff Accountant

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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis and Knox Counties for 55+ years, is seeking a full-time (40 hrs/wk, 52 wks/yr; benefits eligible) Payroll Staff Accountant to work in its Central Accounting Office in Bangor.  Duties include, but not limited to, assisting other Payroll Team members with the internal processing of bi-weekly payroll for 500+ employees, reconciling payroll general ledger accounts, internal and external reporting and analysis, processing payroll related accounts payables, assist on various audit and other year-end processes, and other related activities. 

Location-Bangor, Maine

The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently, show initiative, provide leadership, prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines, and thrive in a fast-paced diversified workplace.  Requirements include an Associates Degree in Accounting and 3-5 years related experience, at least 3 years experience in a busy accounting office, and excellent computer skills, including experience in computer-based accounting applications, as well as spreadsheet and word processing programs. Multi-state payroll reporting experience is a plus, but not required.  This position works closely with the Chief Financial Officer, the Finance Director, HR staff, and other fiscal staff.

The starting rate of pay for the Payroll Staff Accountant position is $21.15 per hour and additional compensation may be given consideration with relevant experience.

As required by business necessity, upon hire and periodically thereafter, successful candidate must have clean background checks through the State Bureau of Investigation and the National Sex Offender Public website. Must not have an active record on the System for Award Management (SAM) website.

Upon hire and periodically thereafter, must comply with Penquis background check requirements with satisfactory results as outlined in current contract provisions.

Penquis offers an excellent benefits package and competitive wages, and opportunities for educational advancement, certification, and coursework. For more information email:  or call 207-973-3500 (TDD: 207-973-3520). Please apply by clicking the APPLY TODAY button below.

In accordance with federal regulations, Penquis does not discriminate. Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Penquis is a tobacco and smoke-free workplace.

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