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Liberty Steel & Wire
  • 17-Nov-2021 to 16-Jan-2022 (CST)
  • Accounting
  • Peoria, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Competitive Wage Schedules - Medical, Dental, & Vision - 401k - Company Paid Life Insurance & More!

Payroll Accounting Specialist - We offer profit sharing, competitive pay, and professional development opportunities!

We are a growing steel manufacturer producing billets, rebar, rod, industrial wire, and agricultural fence products, Red Brand, based in Bartonville, Illinois that offers its employees profit sharing, flexible hours, and professional development opportunities.

The Company: Liberty Steel & Wire is on track for a record year and all products are 100% made in the USA. We are known for providing industry expertise, competitive pricing and responsive customer service. But most of all, our reliable inventory of steel, and strategically located facilities, promise to deliver in the most cost efficient and timely manner.

As part of a global organization, GFG Alliance, Liberty Steel & Wire is committed to the purpose of creating a sustainable future for industry and society. Focusing on change, family, and sustainability, Liberty Steel has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030.

We believe in recognizing change is a constant in the world, we are dynamic in that we seek to drive change rather than let it drive us. We pride ourselves on having an open mindset and continually challenging the status quo.

The Position: We are looking for a Payroll Accounting Specialist to audit, calculate and process hourly payroll, including payroll corrections should they occur, as well as balancing, reconciling and reporting information within the organization. This role will also serve as backup to other positions within the Finance organization including but not limited to A/R and A/P.

  • We offer a 401k with company match, company paid life insurance and long term disability, generous vacation, sick, and personal time, nine paid holidays, three medical & prescription drug plans to choose from offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield, Dental and Vision plans, accident insurance, critical illness, and whole life, as well flexible spending accounts.
  • We also offer profit sharing, annual merit reviews, and upward career advancement opportunities supported by professional development.


On a daily basis:

  • Audit cost center/expense, hours, shift and clock number of timecards;
  • Run batch totals for timecards
  • Make incentive calculations, data entry into AS 400 and Excel spreadsheets
  • Run daily reports
  • Respond to inquiries and perform incidental payroll functions.

On a weekly basis:

  • Balance payroll, run attendance reports for ISWA and human resources;
  • Serve as backup for processing hourly payroll in PeopleSoft, process pay advices, and organize timecards and supporting documentation for storage.
  • Calculate payroll corrections for off-cycles if necessary.
  • Transmit direct deposit and positive pay files to bank in absence of Payroll accountant.

On a monthly basis:

  • Make journal entries as requested, reconcile general ledger accounts, balance and compile data for reporting purposes.
  • Data input and report preparation.

On an annual basis:

  • Assist with the annual ERISA audit in verifying data as requested by the auditors.
  • Assist with the annual financial audit as assigned.


  • Associate's Degree required.
  • Ability to 10-key with speed and accuracy (10000 + KPH).
  • Ability to use personal computers and Microsoft software.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Self-starter with positive attitude.
  • Must be able to prioritize and be extremely detail oriented.
  • Must demonstrate ability to learn quickly and work independently.

The Location: Liberty Steel & Wire is based in Peoria, IL. This is a great place to live because it is affordable with cost of living in Peoria being 2% lower on average than other places in America and the areas has plenty of opportunities to visit wonderful attractions that are fun for the whole family, such as zoos, museums, and nature centers.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Great benefits, competitive pay, and a profit sharing plan!
  • On-the-job training, continuous professional development, and career paths to include upward movement.
  • Flexible working hours and generous vacation, sick, and personal time off schedules.
  • Experienced team willing to support, learn, and grow with you.

Liberty Steel and Wire is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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