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Payroll G/L Accountant

Babel Street
Ashburn, VA
  • Posted: March 12, 2023
  • Full-Time

About Babel Street:

Babel Street illuminates identity and information for a safer, more productive world. Engineered for mission-critical applications, our proven AI-powered products transform data into knowledge, build a more complete picture around identity, and discover digital evidence. Our advanced data analytics and intelligence platform, combined with a robust text analytics engine, helps teams rapidly transform massive amounts of global, multilingual data into actionable and contextual insights so they can act with confidence. Every day, we work with our customers in highly-regulated, high-stakes industries such as financial services, healthcare, legal and law enforcement, and the global public sector. The actionable insights we deliver safeguard lives and protect critical assets around the world. Learn more at

Payroll Accountant

Babel Street is growing and seeking a Payroll Accountant to join our Finance Team. This is a newly created position and vital to the organization as we continue to grow organically as well as by acquisition. This role will mostly be in-office at our Ashburn, VA location at least 3-4 days/week and probable that the office will move more toward the Reston, VA area in mid-2023. If you fit the requirements below and ready to join a fun, fast-paced organization with lots of potential to grow in your career, please submit your resume today!


  • Implement, maintain, and review payroll processing and accounting systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions
  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports of payroll transactions
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage, and hour laws and best practices
  • Liaison with foreign payroll administrators for employees of international subsidiaries
  • Facilitate audits by providing records and documentation to auditors
  • Identify and recommend updates to payroll accounting software, systems, and procedures
  • Collaborate with other operational functions, such as GL Accounting
  • Support month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close process
  • Perform account analysis to ensure that journal entries and balances are correct
  • Maintain and reconcile balance sheet and general ledger accounts
  • Support post M&A business integration activities
  • Perform other accounting duties as required or assigned

  • Extensive knowledge of payroll functions including preparation, balancing, internal control, and payroll taxes
  • Working knowledge of payroll tax laws and GAAP
  • Proficient with payroll software, ADP and Paylocity experience is preferred
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software packages, like NetSuite is preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly with Excel (e.g., sum ifs, pivot tables, and lookups)
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to be flexible and nimble in a dynamic environment
  • Experience working with private-equity owned companies is preferred
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance or similar business degree
  • Relevant certification (e.g., CPA) is preferred

Benefits at Babel Street (just to name a few...)
  • Health Benefits: Babel Street covers 90-100% monthly premium costs for Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability insurances - for you and your family!
  • Retirement Plans: Babel Street offers both a Traditional and Roth 401(K) with a very competitive match.
  • Unlimited Flexible Leave: We trust our employees to manage their own time and balance their personal and work lives. At a minimum, employees need to take a least 15 to 25 days per year.
  • Holidays: Babel Street provides employees with 12 paid Federal Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement: We are committed to investing in our employees. One way we do that is with our Tuition Reimbursement Program for continuing education.

Babel Street is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further, Babel Street will not discriminate against applicants for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-worker, Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination. In addition, Babel Street's policy is to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees who have protected disabilities to the extent required by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances where a particular employee works. Upon request, we will provide you with more information about such accommodations.

Babel Street


Ashburn, VA
20148 USA


Finance and Insurance

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