Payroll & Bookkeeping

Payroll Preparation

As certified public accountants and business advisors, Nagel & Padilla has been serving the Ashland community since 1987. In our practice we've adopted an integrated, big-picture approach to client service.  In partnership with our clients and their management team we identify challenges and opportunities throughout the year to create value.  With this holistic approach our goal, ultimately, is to support our clients in achieving business, financial and personal goals. 


We are looking for a client-focused, results-oriented, payroll preparer with a high level of attention to detail and an ability to use their knowledge of federal, state, and local tax codes to perform payroll and bookkeeping functions. 

Duties include preparing payroll, quarterly payroll reports, and year-end payroll reports.

The successful candidate must be able to project a professional company image through in-person and phone interaction.  A successful candidate has the potential to grow into a full time position, if desired.

¨  Duties

  • Work closely with supervisory personnel to meet client needs and ensure that work is in compliance with federal and state payroll regulations
  • Closely follow procedures and ensure that internal compliance documentation, including checklists, are followed
  • Process client payrolls
  • Prepare payroll reports for small businesses
  • Check data input or verify totals on forms prepared by others to detect errors in arithmetic, data entry, or procedures
  • May be required to answer telephones and transfer clients to appropriate staff member
  • Other duties, as required

¨  Education and Training

  • Bachelor degree, preferred
  • Experience with QuickBooks, preferred
  • QuickBooks certification, preferred

¨  Skills

  • Must have excellent mathematical skills and the ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Ability to research appropriate payroll tax laws using online and offline reference materials, as required
  • Must be able to work rapidly, accurately, and under pressure, because they must often meet tight deadlines
  • Enjoy working with the public, because an important aspect of the work may involve face-to-face, over the phone, or e-mail with clients
  • Payroll preparation involves considerable research and attention to detail, so an ability to read quickly and thoroughly is essential
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of appropriate business telephone protocol
  • Three to five years office experience
  • Ability to learn from constructive feedback and not take it personally
  • Attention to detail
  • A focus on the client
  • Ability to juggle multiple, conflicting priorities
  • Orientation to results
  • Normal work day is 8-5 with an hour lunch break Monday through Friday

Submit resume to:

Days until April 15

Serving the Rogue Valley as Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisors since 1987

At Nagel & Padilla we bring an integrated approach to anticipating and meeting client needs that merges traditional accounting with strategic planning and advisory services. With this holistic approach our goal, ultimately, is to support our clients in achieving business, financial and personal goals.

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