Payroll Specialist

Deque Systems

Career Fulfillment & Culture

People come to work for Deque because of what we do: enable businesses and organizations to make their sites and apps accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. The personal fulfillment employees feel here is unparalleled. In addition to the altruistic nature of our jobs, the organizational structure is extremely flat and welcoming. Women-owned and operated, Deque CEO Preety Kumar is internationally revered for her down-to-earth personality and work ethic. Deque’s core values are central to our culture of customer satisfaction. Do you share them?

  • Innovation with results that matter
  • Deliver what you promise
  • Can-do attitude
  • Open, direct & respectful communications
  • We care deeply
  • We practice humility

At Deque, you’ll work with the best and brightest minds in the industry, sharing best practices, tackling new issues and uncovering new approaches. Accessibility Consultants at Deque also love their jobs because of the support systems in place.

Deque experts regularly contribute to W3C Accessibility Working Groups and collectively hold more CPACC, WAS, & CPWA certifications issued by the IAAP than any accessibility testing company in the world.

Position Description

Deque is seeking a Payroll Specialist to join our Accounting Team. This individual will be responsible for ensuring accurate and timely payroll submission, reporting, and reconciliation. This individual will also ensure Federal, State and Local compliance. The ideal candidate is detail oriented, a multi-tasker, and able to work independently.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Process Company Payroll Bi-Weekly through ADP, including reviewing payroll changes for accuracy, ensuring all Special payments due are made; Commissions, Bonus, Severance Pay, etc.
  • Register and set up any new State and Local tax jurisdictions as necessary (Out of State New Hires) and set up in ADP.
  • Reconciling and booking necessary payroll journal entries into the General Ledger.
  • Respond to requests from regulatory agencies as needed
  • Provide assistance to employees and HR with payroll inquiries.
  • Serve as point of contact and trainer for ADP
  • Reconcile ADP Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual Payroll Tax Returns with General Ledger.
  • Assist in timely month-end closing procedures related to Payroll Accrual and Vacation Accrual calculations and assist with other reconciliations and projects as deemed necessary by the Controller.
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, keep payroll data confidential, and by company policy and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Serve in a fiduciary capacity for Deque, safeguarding the company property, equipment, money, and assets against unauthorized use or removal, as well as from loss due to a criminal act or breach of trust.
  • Assist in special HR/Payroll projects as needed.
  • Perform other accounting duties as assigned.
  • Develop and maintain a broad knowledge of the company’s products and services; Keeps up to date with accounting and payroll legislation changes, practices, and procedure; Cross-train with AR / AP Specialists to build skills.
  • Serve as a backup to AP specialist as needed.


  • High School diploma or GED with 4 years’ experience in an accounting environment specializing in Payroll OR an Associate degree in accounting/finance and 2 years of accounting experience
  • MS Office/PC skills required.
  • Experience with multi-state payroll of up to 100 or more employees, working with payroll and HRMS systems; ADP experience highly preferred. Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) considered.
  • Must possess excellent communications skills and the ability to build trust, rapport, and credibility.
  • Capable of exercising extreme discretion.
  • ADP: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Multi-State Payroll: 3-5 years (Preferred)
  • Payroll: 2 years

About Deque

Deque (pronounced dee-cue) is a web accessibility software and services company, and our mission is Digital Equality. We believe everyone, regardless of their ability, should have equal access to the information, services, applications, and everything else on the web.
We work with enterprise-level businesses and organizations to ensure that their sites and mobile apps are accessible. With over 475,000 extensions installed and over 5,000 audit projects completed, Deque is the industry standard. Join our growing family as we work to make the web a better place for everyone.

Job Location

  • Remote

How to Apply

  • Apply by submitting your resume and a cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

In your cover letter

  • Explain your interest in joining Deque and how you align with our Core Values
  • Depict key attributes that differentiate you as a candidate

Deque is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities. Reference and background checks will be required. The expected salary range is 60K-70K but is subject to change based on the skills, abilities, and experience of each candidate. The values listed are not intended to guarantee a salary for candidates or current employees.

Thank you for your interest in joining our exciting company!