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Payroll Accountant

An exciting opportunity has arisen as Payroll Accountant, reporting to Finance Manager, Americas. As the Payroll Accountant, it will be your responsibility to accurately process and manage the payroll for Kongsberg Maritime Inc.  This includes calculating wages, benefits contributions, and taxes, while also ensuring compliance with local tax regulation across multiple tax jurisdictions.  You will work closely with the HR department ensuring accuracy in employee information for payroll, as well as accuracy in reported payroll expenses.


  • Calculate employee wages, salaries, bonuses, and other compensation accurately
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions, including new hires, terminations, and changes in compensation
  • Verify and reconcile timesheets, attendance records, and overtime calculations
  • Calculate and withhold federal, state, and local income taxes
  • Prepare and submit payroll tax reports and payments in compliance with applicable laws
  • Stay up-to-date with changes in tax regulations and adjust payroll processes accordingly
  • Administer employee benefits such as health insurance, retirement plans, and other deductions
  • Ensure deductions and contributions are accurately reflected in payroll
  • Ensure compliance with labor laws and regulations related to payroll
  • Prepare and submit payroll reports to government agencies as required
  • Assist with internal and external audits related to payroll and benefits
  • Prepare necessary documentation and reports for audits

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 years previous experience in payroll processing and accounting
  • Proficiency in Pensoft payroll software and AX 2012 preferred, Microsoft Excel required
  • Knowledge of tax regulations and labor laws across various states as related to payroll preferred, not required
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Discretion and the ability to handle confidential information

What we can offer

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Fully subsidized health & welfare benefits with an option of a high deductible plan which includes an employer contribution towards your health savings account
  • Fully subsidized dental and vision coverage
  • Up to 5% employer match program
  • Flexibility with Paid Time Off
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Safe and collaborative culture

Work location

Houston, TX

Hybrid Work Schedule

Kongsberg Maritime is a technology pioneer, enabling a more sustainable future for our oceans. Our zero-emission integrated technologies advance the maritime industry and solve our customers' toughest problems. With unmatched competence, domain knowledge, innovation, and market reach, we are the trusted maritime partner. Headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway, the company has manufacturing, sales and service facilities in 35 countries

Our Global Customer Support division is responsible for Kongsberg Maritimes services, upgrades and support in the aftermarket. Our 2300 employees are present in 35 different countries around the world. During the operational lifetime of more than 30.000 installations, we ensure cost-efficient delivery of services, upgrades and spare parts in order to secure availability and predictability to our customers.

KONGSBERG is a leading global technology group. Throughout our proud two hundred year history, we have continuously advanced, applying innovative solutions to the needs of our customers, partners and society at large. We believe diversity is our strength. By fostering an inclusive and diverse culture we nurture and ensure space for different perspectives and ideas. We work determined to mature and improve our ability to utilize our diversity and culture of differences to create positive business results.

Protechting people and planet

KONGSBERG provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.