Digital Prospectors Payroll Accountant in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Payroll Accountant

Cambridge, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Jeff Dorsey at

Phone: 617.831.1806

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Job Title: Payroll Accountant

Location : Cambridge, MA

Duration: 4+ Months

Candidates need to be a US Citizen as the Laboratory is a cleared facility.


  • Process bi-weekly payroll validation, communicating all variances concisely, clearly to various departments.

  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts (salary payable, tax accounts, retirement accounts, etc) on a bi-weekly, monthly basis, and investigate any variances

  • Complete payroll related journal entries in a timely & accurate manner.

  • Maintenance bi-weekly reporting of project costing and taxable wages

  • Assists with month-end close processes

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Payroll accountant will have a solid understanding of payroll accounting (debits/credits)

  • Payroll accountant will need to be able to work independently and be proactive.

  • Ensure comprehensive accounting records are maintained in an organized manner

  • Advise management of reasons for any unusual trends, difficulties obtaining information, and other pending issues.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 2-5 years of experience is required.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We have placed many talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges.

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds – AND THEY ARE HIRING!

Make this your next career move as one of our many long term contractors or employees!

Work as our full time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) – OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.


Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.

Come see why Digital Prospectors has been voted “ Best Staffing Firm to Temp For ” by Staffing Industry Analysts, " Best of Staffing " for candidate satisfaction by Inavero /, " Top Temporary Placement Firm " by Boston Business Journal, " Best Company To Work For " by Business NH magazine, " Excellence in IT and Engineering Staffing ” by TechServe Alliance, " Top IT Services Company " by Inc. Magazine, " Most Reliable Staffing Agency " in Forbes Magazine and " Top Ranked Staffing Firm " by Staffing Industry Analysts. at

Phone: 603-772-2700