Accountant I - Payroll Specialist

US-FL-Tampa | US-VA-Reston
Clearance Requirement


Vykin Corporation is seeking an experienced Accountant I -  Payroll Specialist for our Tampa, FL office with excellent skills, a strong work ethic, self-assurance and a high sense of integrity, confidentiality and honesty. This opportunity is ideal for an individual looking to join a defense contracting company that is veteran owned servicing the Department of Defense.  We offer above standard wages, medical, and vacation plans for those who want to join a company that still believes that every employee counts.


The successful candidate will share responsibility for payroll processing, administrative accounting duties such as reviewing, coding and processing accounts payable and expense reports, credit card reconciliation, timekeeping administration and invoicing  for professional services (labor hours).  Vykin Corporation is a government subcontractor, therefore, familiarization with accounting and finance methods in accordance with GAAP and the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) is a plus.


Essential Payroll responsibilities:

  • Accurate preparation and submission of semi-monthly payroll using current timecard and accounting system – includes various contracts with different earn code requirements within in the continental US and outside the US
  • New hire data entry into accounting system
  • Consistent review of timecards and timecard system maintenance
  • Prepare payroll reports to include paid time off and holiday balances
  • Communicate with third party payroll provider
  • Manage paid time off and holiday tracking systems
  • Work independently to resolve issues

Essential Accounting Responsibilities:

  • Review, code, and process payable invoices
  • Review, code, and process indirect/direct employee expense reports
  • Distribute, code, and enter company credit card account reconciliations
  • Maintain timekeeping and e-expense system
  • Occasional filing and special projects including archiving prior year’s accounting records
  • Reconciliation of accounts
  • Prepare invoices for professional services


Required Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, accounting/finance, or similar field, OR the equivalent years of professional related experience
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in payroll processing
  • A minimum of six months experience in accounting 
  • Effective problem solving and trouble shooting skills with ERP systems
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills with emphasis placed on accuracy and diplomacy
  • Accustomed to a team environment with transparency and accountability
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain a US government clearance (if needed)


Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Experience with ERP systems (JAMIS or CostPoint systems preferred)
  • Knowledge of federal and state wage laws
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint 

Working Conditions

The work is typically performed in an office environment, which requires normal safety precautions; work may require some physical effort in the handling of light materials, boxes or equipment. The work location is Tampa, FL.  

The above job description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the principal (essential) functions of this job.


Vykin Corporation is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and strives to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, HIV-positive status, as well as any other category protected by federal, state, or local laws. All such discrimination is unlawful and all persons involved in the operations of the company are prohibited from engaging in this type of conduct.


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