Castleton Commodities International LLC

  • Temporary Payroll Accountant

    Job Locations US-CT-Stamford
    Contract to Permanent (Full Time)
  • Overview

    Castleton Commodities International, a commodity trading and investment firm in Stamford, CT is hiring a Temporary Payroll Accountant.  This role will report to the Global Head of Payroll and for the right candidate has the opportunity to convert to permanent.  This is an excellent opportunity to gain both domestic and international payroll experience at a company that offers tremendous opportunity for growth. 


    • Assist in the preparation of the weekly, semi-monthly and monthly payroll for all Castleton Commodities International entities.
    • Maintain and update payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering data into master change files, Workday and Safeguard World International operating systems for all of the US, Canada, Singapore, China, Switzerland, UK, and Uruguay entities.
    • Prepare reports for Benefits, Controller’s groups, Insurance, Management and Tax departments by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages.
    • Research payroll topics related to tax and benefits for domestic and international payroll. Assist with the resolution of payroll analysis by collecting and analyzing data.
    • Prepare and review payroll journal entries for the Corporate Controller’s group and the Asset Controller’s group. Ensure all entries are recorded in a timely manner.
    • Prepare monthly payroll bank reconciliation and cash matrix.
    • Reconcile tax payments for International, State and Federal tax agencies.
    • Prepare, analyze and reconcile B/S and P/L general ledger accounts for US and international entities. Research and resolve issues and discrepancies.
    • Maintain payroll operations by following policies and procedures.
    • Maintain employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
    • Answer various employee and manager inquiries related to time sheets, taxes, direct deposit, and pay slips.
    • Ensure all timesheet are completed and approved in a timely manner.
    • Ad hoc assignments as required.


    • Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
    • Ideal candidate would have 2+ years of prior payroll experience
    • Ability to analyze information, with a strong attention to detail.
    • Prior experience running reports, and working extensively with numbers.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Ability to multitask and meet strict deadlines.
    • Desire to work within a team environment and ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Strong organizational skills and effective communication skills.
    • Strong technical skills, including proven experience with Excel (Vlookups, Pivot Tables).
    • Willingness to learn and take on new projects and responsibilities.



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