Yext (NYSE: YEXT) is building the next big thing in AI search, and the next big thing is answers.

With the explosion of information and data online, search has never been more important. However, while the world of consumer search has innovated over time, enterprise search has not. In fact, the majority of enterprise search is powered by outdated keyword technology that only scans for keywords and delivers a list of hyperlinks rather than actually answering questions. Yext, the AI Search Company, offers a modern, AI-powered Answers Platform that understands natural language so that when people ask questions about a business online they get direct answers – not links.

We have a big, audacious mission to transform the enterprise with AI search. To achieve that, we need bright minds and diverse perspectives to join our growing company and help us continue to disrupt an industry. Does this sound like you?

Yext is seeking a top tier candidate for a Payroll Accountant, Senior with a positive attitude and highly motivated to learn and grow within a fast-paced organization. This role will be responsible for overseeing the payroll accounting for the US and all international entities. The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of U.S. GAAP, global payroll, SEC regulations, internal control, data analysis, systems and can succeed in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. This role offers a tremendous opportunity to gain experience with a growing company and have exposure across divisions and with senior leaders at Yext. The candidate will be encouraged to go beyond the traditional payroll accounting responsibilities and work on various projects leveraging data and analytical skills to drive better company performance. This role can be fully remote based.

What You'll Do

  • Ensure the timely, complete and accurate recording of payroll in the accounting records.
  • Reconcile international and US payroll processing to payroll reports and produce payroll journal entries bi-weekly
  • Maintain compliance with company policy, GAAP, internal controls, SOX and local legal requirements.
  • Reconcile General Ledger accounts to global payroll records and payments and resolve any discrepancies.
  • Work with Payroll and Treasury team to reconcile all payroll cash items 
  • Support the annual reporting of payroll information for internal and external auditors
  • Support the year end audit of payroll records by internal, external and government authorities.
  • Maintain expertise through the study of existing, new and pending legislation.
  • Assist in processing bi-weekly payroll for approximately 2,000 exempt and non-exempt employees and ensure all deductions and earnings codes are properly coded
  • Applies accounting knowledge to the continued use of existing technology to increase department efficiency, and to improve the payroll accounting processes.
  • Authors and maintains content of various financial payroll accounting policies.
  • Ensures internal controls related to payroll accounting processes are functioning as intended and are completed timely and accurately.
  • Assist with Ad hoc payroll accounting projects.
  • Investigate all unusual and one off payroll transactions not limited to reaching out to outside vendors, tax authorities ect.
  • Liaise with accounting team on any payroll related transactions
  • Audit payroll for accuracy and reconcile to the G/L and bank accounts

What You Have

  • BA/BS degree or similar college level education in Accounting or related field
  • 5+ years of accounting experience (preferably with 2+ years of relevant payroll accounting experience)
  • Strong knowledge and application of GAAP, SEC regulations, and internal controls
  • Strong knowledge of payroll processing and payroll accounting
  • Ability to execute, follow-up, and ensure attention to detail
  • Commitment to process improvement and the ability to think “out-of the box”
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • A team player, adept at building relationships across the organization
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize and multitask
  • High degree of dedication to improvement and strong sense of ownership
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, and communication (both verbal and written) skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft tools (Excel, Word) is required 

Bonus Points

  • Experience with Workday and NetSuite  

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