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PAYROLL CLERK in Irving, TX at Cottonwood Financial

Date Posted: 11/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Payroll clerk is part of an enthusiastic and motivated team of Human Resource professionals.  This position is responsible for maintaining and updating employee payroll records, processing bi-weekly payroll, and verifying year end payroll and tax reports. 'On the job' training is provided. Cottonwood Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

  • Prepare, review and process bi-weekly payroll
  • Update various reports, files, software, etc with payroll and employee information
  • New hires, terminations, promotions, employee information changes, etc.
  • Prepare general ledger account reconciliations
  • Calculate monthly payroll accrual amounts
  • Ensure that payroll information is accurate
  • Prepare and enter journal entries
  • Work with outside vendors as required
  • Verify the accuracy of quarterly and year end payroll and tax reports
  • Other projects as assigned 


  • $18.20 per hour
  • Receive up to 3 pay increases in your first year! 


  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • Voluntary life/ AD&D
  • Short-term & long-term disability
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time
  • Paid maternity, paternity, extended medical leave, and jury duty
  • Corporate discount program on personal cell phone accounts with select providers
  • Business casual work environment

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent
  • 1+ year in general office, accounting and payroll environment
  • Solomon, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Ceridian experience preferred
  • Excellent PC skills, including: Excel, Word, and Windows
  • Must pass a credit and criminal background check
  • Local (Dallas/Fort Worth area) candidates only - no relocation
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.  We are not able to sponsor H1B visas or hire students on F-1 visas for practical training (e.g. OPT and CPT)

  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work within a group and alone
  • Ability to multitask and stay focused in a busy atmosphere
  • Experienced with working in a multi-state/store environment
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and extended hours when required


Founded in 1996, Cottonwood Financial is one of the largest privately held retail consumer finance companies in the consumer finance industry.  We have zero debt, have been profitable every year since inception, and our growth is funded entirely through internally generated capital.  Headquartered in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas, we have company-owned locations, under our Cash Store brand, across the country.  This national brick-and-mortar footprint, coupled with our evolving expansion into the online space, allows us to provide best-in-class customer service and offer an innovative mix of financial products and services to our customers.

We have been named several times to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, as well as to the Dallas 100 list of the fastest-growing private companies in North Texas.