Accountant I or II (Payroll)

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: Hammond, Louisiana, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date: 10/03/2022 

Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid 


This will be a hybrid remote role, with the expectations that the employee is able to report to the Hammond office on an as needed basis



The Payroll Accountant will be responsible for payroll processing, review of processing work of other team members, and special projects.  This position will also partner with stakeholder groups on joint initiatives to ensure accuracy and efficiency of payroll processes.



  • Responsible for all payroll-related processing activities
  • Review payroll processing of Payroll staff to ensure accuracy
  • Respond to various audit requests / RFI’s from both external and internal customers
  • Partner and communicate with representatives from HR, Legal, Finance, IT, etc on payroll related matters/issues
  • Continuously drive process improvements and automation to enhance payroll processes
  • Quickly troubleshoot and resolve issues when they arise, address the root cause, and recommend opportunities for improvement
  • Query data to respond to adhoc requests; able to synthesize data to provide information to others
  • Lead and participate on special projects




Minimum education and experience required of the position

Accountant I: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field and 1+ years’ experience in accounting or payroll processing. In lieu of degree minimum 5+ years’ experience in accounting or payroll processing is required.

Accountant II: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field and 2+ years’ experience in accounting or payroll processing. In lieu of degree minimum 6+ years’ experience in accounting or payroll processing is required.


 Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position 

  • Experience in PeopleSoft HCM, Time and Labor, and Cognos preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (with an emphasis on Excel)
  • Experience in leading cross functional projects
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills with all levels of the organization
  • Flexible, organized, and detail oriented
  • Ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects or tasks
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong focus on process improvements
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position




Primary Location: Louisiana-Hammond Louisiana : Hammond 
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 108789
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.



As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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