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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Accountant / Payroll Specialist



Accounting & Finance
Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

Provide accounting and reporting support to management through data extraction and analysis. Complete projects to improve business processes consistent with sound accounting practices. Assist departments with preparation of budgets and forecasts. Responsible for the accurate and timely preparation for weekly union payroll (approximately 450 employees).

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure accounting transactions are processed timely and accurately in accordance with GAAP.
  • Create comprehensive reports and analyses with Excel, pivot tables, Vlookup, Crystal Reports and knowledge of ERP systems.
  • Develop and complete special projects as assigned by Controller and Accounting Manager. Coordinate with operational staff and accounting staff to accomplish goals.
  • Keep perpetual inventory records and cycle count reports
  • Conduct Monthly physical audits
  • Process Invoices and make accruals
  • Assist with development of budgets and forecasts
  • Provide accounting support as required ensuring effective operations.
  • Processing weekly payroll for union employee group, which includes data entry, tax updates, direct deposit updates and other miscellaneous payroll entries.
  • Analysis of payroll data to ensure error free processing.
  • Computing wage and overtime payments, calculating and recording payroll deductions


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
  • 1-3 years of related experience
  • Knowledge of General Accounting Operations
  • Experience processing union payrolls and ability to understand and follow a union contract
  • High degree of competency in payroll processing software. Kronos, SAP and/or Ultimate Software is preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel (advanced)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to multi-task and willingness to learn new skills
  • Service mentality and driven to work individually and as part of a team to meet or exceed established service level agreements
  • The ability to work effectively in a high growth environment and a rapidly changing organization.

Additional Information

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.