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Senior Payroll & Benefits Accountant
at LSI Industries Inc.
Cincinnati, OH

Senior Payroll & Benefits Accountant
at LSI Industries Inc.
Cincinnati, OH

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Job Description


Summary: The primary function of the Senior Payroll & Benefits Accountant will be to perform advanced level transactional payroll and benefit accounting tasks and exercise independent thought and judgment over non-routine and complex payroll, benefit and accounting issues.  Responsible for the application of advanced accounting, benefits and payroll practices and controls to ensure the timely and accurate recording (in accordance to U.S. GAAP) of payroll, statutory tax and benefit expenses; month-end labor, benefit and PTO accruals; and related G/L account reconciliation while adhering to the timelines of the monthly close cycle, strong internal controls over financial reporting, and all corporate financial policies and practices.  This position reports directly to the Manager, Financial Shared Services (FSS).


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Supports the Manager, Financial Shared Services and Chief Accounting Officer with the integrity of recorded transactions and the reported financial results of the company. To ensure reported financial results adhere to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), assists with the interpretation of “GAAP” as it applies to LSI and as it relates to its business practices and processes.

·         Responsible for weekly and bi-weekly compensation accounting including wage and benefit expense, statutory tax and wage and benefit accruals, and routine B/S reconciliations.

·         Will support and coordinate month-end close activities with Finance Teammates.

·         Perform general day-to-day accounting activities and ad-hoc analyses.

·         Support the audit requirements from both Internal & External auditors.

·         Will support the Financial Shared Services function to implement cross-functional and cross-departmental process automation and standardization improvements.

·         Assist with the development and measurement of the company-wide Finance key-performance indicators (KPIs).

·         Assist with the remediation of gaps in internal control identified by either internal audit or the company’s external auditors that could directly or indirectly impact the integrity of the company’s reported financial statements. Monitor the application of appropriate internal controls along with Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2003 (“SOX”) compliance.

·         Assists the Manager, Financial Shared Services and Chief Accounting Officer with various special projects and initiatives.


Education and/or Experience

·         Bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting.

·         Advanced level payroll and benefit accounting experience required.

·         Knowledgeable of federal and state tax requirements, payment procedures as well as benefit programs such as health care accruals and payment, 401k withholdings and deposits, and other benefit related activities.

·         Excellent Excel spreadsheet skills required.

·         Five to ten years of experience in positions of increasing responsibility.

·         Financial Shared Services experience preferred, but not required.

·         Manufacturing environment experience, a Plus.

·         An active CPA license preferred, but not required.

·         Experience with ERP operating software, preferably JD Edwards or Oracle operating systems, a Plus.

·         Flowcharting and process documentation experience, a Plus.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 


Company Description

We are a customer-centric company that positions itself as a value-added, trusted partner in developing superior image solutions through our world-class lighting, graphics, and technology capabilities. Our core strategy of "Lighting + Graphics + Technology = Complete Image Solutions" differentiates us from our competitors.
We are committed to advancing solid-state LED technology to make affordable, high performance, energy-efficient lighting and custom graphic products that bring value to our customers. We have a vast offering of innovative solutions for virtually any lighting or graphics application. In addition, we provide sophisticated lighting and energy management control solutions to help customers manage their energy performance. Further, we provide a full range of design support, engineering, installation and project management services to our customers.
Founded in 1976, LSI is a U.S. manufacturer with marketing / sales efforts throughout the world with concentration currently on North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Our major markets include the commercial / industrial lighting, petroleum / convenience store, multi-site retail (including automobile dealerships, restaurants and national retail accounts), sports and entertainment markets. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, LSI has facilities in Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina and Texas.

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