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Job #: R-00053916
Location: Oak Ridge, TN
Category: Accounting
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Leidos Operational Accounting is growing and we’re seeking a high-energy Payroll Accountant who thrives in a collaborative environment to join a dynamic, multi-national Company with a key role on the Corporate Operational Accounting Team. In this role, you will be an integral team member in providing critical support in the areas of accounting and financial reporting for our Payroll & Benefits accounting function.  

Leidos Corporate Finance Group has an opening for a Payroll Accountant in Oak Ridge, TN or Tucson, AZ. The Payroll Accountant reports to the Benefits and Payroll Accounting Manager.

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide timely processing of payroll accounting activity
  • Prepare and record payroll journal entries
  • Prepare periodic account reconciliations related to payroll, payroll taxes and employee benefit withholdings
  • Analyze and evaluate certain key account balances and fluctuations
  • Document and describe the reasons for significant account balance fluctuations
  • Support internal and external auditors and government compliance on all payroll and employee benefit withholdings questions
  • Prepare periodic schedules to support financial reporting and tax
  • Respond timely and professionally to payroll and employee benefit withholdings inquiries
  • Interface with corporate departments (e.g. Payroll Processing, HRIS, Human Resources, Government Compliance, Accounting, and Tax) as needed
  • Ensure compliance with relevant Leidos accounting policies, SOX, FAR and DCAA requirements
  • Assist with Reliance and Blackline administration
  • Escalate unresolved issues to the senior accountant and/or direct supervisor

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting with over 2 years of pure accounting experience or a Masters of Accounting with less than 2 years of prior experience.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and very independent to solve issues
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office with strong skills in Excel

Desired Qualifications:

  • Payroll and/or benefits accounting experience
  • Public accounting experience
  • Accounting systems experience (Deltek Costpoint preferred)
  • Ultipro Experience

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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 39,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit

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Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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