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Job ID 19REQ-00462 Location Reston, Virginia Company Name Navient Solutions, LLC

Navient (Nasdaq: NAVI) provides asset management and business processing solutions to education, healthcare and government clients at the federal, state, and local levels. We help our clients and millions of Americans achieve financial success through our services and support. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, Navient employs team members in Western New York, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Indiana, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and other locations. Learn more at

The Sr. Payroll Benefits Accountant is responsible for the accurate and timely preparation of journal entries, 401(k) payroll reconciliations and funding, reconciliations of multi-million dollar payroll, cash and benefits related accounts, and payroll financial reporting analysis. Responsibilities include preparation of payroll postings in accordance with GAAP and other corporate reporting requirements, general ledger account reconciliations, general ledger analysis and research, monitoring payroll cash and validate new payroll general ledger set-up.  Coordinates non-qualified plan contributions and distributions. Responsible for researching and communicating g/l account activity with management and other departments which can be complex and sensitive. The Sr. Payroll Benefits Accountant is also a key team member to provide input for new systems or upgrades as appropriate, monitoring systems for accuracy and communicating results.

The Sr. Payroll Benefits Accountant verifies data integrity and reconciles and posts all payrolls from ADP through the sub-ledger to main ledger. Accurately prepare monthly payroll accruals and allocations, resolve discrepancies timely, meet deadlines, and complete analysis to properly classify expenses as determined by current business need.  Must work independently and efficiently, anticipate and prepare for management questions and provide outstanding customer service throughout the organization and with third parties. Analyzes and completes numerous journal entries and account reconciliations. Responds to internal and external audit requests. Sr. Payroll Benefits Accountant is also responsible for timely completion of 401(k) reconciliations for accurate funding, reconciling deposits, analyzing payroll activity, data coordination with HR and third party vendor, preparing annual plan reporting, and assisting with audits.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Account Reconciliation and Reporting                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

2. Prepare and post the biweekly, supplemental and adjustment payrolls                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

3. 401(k) – qualified and nonqualified

4. Analysis/Reporting and Customer Service                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

5. Projects


  • Bachelor’s Degree – Accounting or Business with Accounting concentration – additional experience may substitute for degree
  • 4-5 years of experience in accounting
  • Excellent analytical and deductive reasoning skills          
  • A working knowledge of payroll


  • CPA certification helpful
  • Experience with large corporate accounting and payroll systems
  • Understanding of accounting for benefit plans, especially 401(k) plans

All offers of employment are contingent on standard background checks. Navient and certain of its affiliated companies are federal, state and/or local government contractors. Should this position support a Federal Government contract, now or in the future, the successful candidate will be subject to a background check conducted by the U.S. Government to determine eligibility and suitability for federal contract employment for public trust or sensitive positions. Positions that support state and/or local contracts also may require additional background checks to determine eligibility and suitability.

EOE Race/Ethnicity/Sex/Disability/Protected Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Navient Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

Navient is a drug free workplace.

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