Senior Accounting Specialist at CooperVision in JUANA DIAZ, Puerto Rico

Posted in General Business 24 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses and related products and services. The Company produces a full array of monthly, two-week and daily disposable contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism and presbyopia; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit

JOB TITLE:  Senior Accounting Specialist
DEPARTMENT:  Americas Operations Services

Accountable for processing and managing payroll function for Americas Operations Services (AOS) and Manufacturing Operations (Puerto Rico and Packaging). Also accountable for providing guidance to AOS Finance Department management on payroll function.    Must comply with payroll financial internal procedures and external federal and countries regulations as well as SOX accounting regulations.  




  • Performs complete payroll cycle for AOS and Manufacturing Operations (exempt and non-exempt associates) including all special payrolls (Christmas, Productivity Bonus, Attendance Bonus, Excess of Sick Balance bonus).

  • Processes and records payroll related payments to governmental agencies (Income Tax, State and Federal Unemployment, Disability, Chauffer Insurance, Income Tax, Social Security, Workmen Compensation on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis).

  • Processes all year-end payroll area requirements for compliance including W-2 forms.

  • Prepares and posts payroll related journal entries for month end and reconcile general ledger with regard to payroll transactions.

  • Supports general accounting function with the payroll accounts reconciliation process.

  • Ensures Payroll area financial compliance following accounting SOX regulations.

  • Provides support and participates in company’s Payroll systems implementation or upgrades projects as requested.

  • Supports in budget and forecast activities analyzing and providing payroll data variances.

  • Maintains company payroll data records updated and accurate.

  • Coordinates payroll activities with the Accounting Specialist assigned to Costa Rica site to ensure it is executed in compliance with the country and company regulation.

  • Resolves complex problems and takes a broad perspective to identify solutions.

  • Works closely with departments management and consistently collaborates with internal and external contacts.

  • Prepares headcounts and reconciles with HR reports.

  • Supports the treasury group with payroll cash flow projections and actuals.

  • Provides support in any other system improvement (other than Payroll) or implementation (as required).

  • Provides support on PRIDCO payroll audits during the year.

  • Provides support to HR Department in any payroll related request.

  • Provides support during the year on financial audits.

  • Provides financial support to the service unit.

  • Prepares, processes and submits the 480.6 to the PR government (Supplier Account Reconciliation).

  •  Responds to employee inquiries regarding payroll issues or concerns.




  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Spanish

  • Understanding on withholding of payroll taxes such as Puerto Rico income tax, Social Security and Medicare taxes and other garnishments

  • Power user of PC productivity tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

  • Kronos & HRMS knowledge

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Highly motivated, self-starter, and responsible person. 

  • Teamwork and service oriented

  • Ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality

  • Excellent organization and mathematical skills

  • Familiarity with Windows-based computer programs is a must


  • Generally, works in a closed environment, in office conditions, with moderate level of noise and controllable changes of temperature

  • Needs to stand, walk and may be seated for a long period of time

  • Uses hands to handle and reach

  • Works with a personal computer and programs to prepare documents or reports

  • Applies communication skills (advanced reading, writing, and technical skills) and mathematical concepts knowledge to perform work and coordinate with others

  • Needs to have high analytical capacity and level of professionalism and judgment to resolve problems


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Major in Accounting.


  • Five (5) years of experience in a similar position.

  • Experience with exposure to payroll on a company size above 1,000 employees.

  • Experience processing payrolls with KRONOS system software