Payroll/Accounts Payable Specialist

February 4, 2021

Position Summary:

3 Step Sports, LLC is looking for a motivated Payroll/Accounts Payable Specialist to actively support the Finance Department and the organization as we continue to grow.  3 Step, is the largest youth sport event and club operator in the nation, operating more than 1,100 events and dozens of club programs for athletes ages 8 – 18 spanning 40+ states and across seven sports. This position will be responsible for a variety of sensitive and confidential accounting duties including semimonthly payroll processing, reconciliation of general ledger accounts related to payroll, managing accounts payable and the payment process, as well as being able to work both independently and collaboratively with employees both in office and across the nation.

Employees will be expected to work in-person at the company’s headquarters in Wilmington, MA and will work 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain employee records in the payroll and ERP systems
  • Approve and post weekly staff time sheets
  • Maintain payroll deductions, deferrals, and withholdings for all employees
  • Perform benefits administration to include vendor change reporting, reviewing invoices for payment, and assisting employees with benefit enrollment, annual renewals, and termination Cobra forms
  • Process and post semi-monthly payroll
  • Maintain payroll reporting records
  • Manage year-end employee W-2 and employer ACA reporting
  • Maintain vendor records and perform annual 1099 reporting
  • Prepare monthly staff time analysis reports
  • Process vendor invoices, including coding to appropriate projects and general ledger accounts and making payments on a timely basis
  • Manage corporate credit cards, including coding to appropriate projects and general ledger accounts and processing payments on a timely basis
  • Review, post, and pay monthly employee expense reports
  • Scan, file, and maintain accounting records
  • Process needed G/L journal entries related to payroll and benefits
  • Reconcile G/L accounts on a monthly basis related to assigned payroll and benefit accounts
  • For assigned G/L accounts, prepare reconciliations and provide supporting documents for year-end financial statement audit
  • Participate in special projects and initiatives and provide general support to Human Resources Director as needed
  • Other assigned duties as requested



  • 2+ years of payroll experience
  • QuickBooks desktop proficiency
  • Experience in handling sensitive/confidential information
  • 2-year undergraduate degree in Accounting or equivalent
  • Acute attention to detail and a dedication to providing high quality work products
  • Proficient in financial accounting, with strong knowledge of GAAP and financial reporting practices and procedures
  • Ability to quickly assess issues and relevant information to make effective decisions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Proven ability to work with minimal direction, as well as be resourceful and independent in solving problems
  • Willingness to work hard with a positive attitude