Senior Payroll Analyst performs a wide variety of payroll processing activities to ensure the accuracy of the payroll for all employees as outlined below. Possesses a strong working knowledge of payroll wage and hour laws and department operations to accurately communicate payroll wage and tax information, payroll procedures and payroll system functionality to all levels of employees. Has a thorough understanding of the entire payroll cycle; can independently run the entire process without errors and in a timely manner; can identify potential errors and partner with IT to resolve; has strong organization skills to ensure all audits, payments and processing are done accurately and timely in accordance with our payroll processing checklist. Must have a working knowledge to troubleshoot and resolves anomalies by partnering with IT when applicable.
Job Functions (List in order of importance):
Analyzes and performs accurate, complex computations of timecard adjustments, retro payments, overpayments, wire transfers, stop payments, physician payments, grant allocations, and other calculations as needed.
Performs assigned audits per Payroll Manager and/or Payroll Processing Checklist.
Manages payroll cycle and ensures checklist is followed by all task owners as part of rotation or back-up to Payroll Manager.
Accurate data entry of voluntary deductions, payroll hours/earnings, and direct deposit/tax data as needed.
Runs interface files and performs vendor reconciliations as assigned.
Maintains a high degree of accuracy with minimal errors by proactively implementing measures to validate work.
Applies effective problem-solving skills to troubleshoot and resolve matters to the employee and/or manager's satisfaction.
Provides superior customer service through all types of interactions by maintaining a positive, friendly, professional and patient attitude at all times.
Keeps customers informed with frequent call-backs and updates on pending issues until resolution is completed.
Participates in year-end processing as assigned.
Perform ad-hoc projects and other department tasks as assigned.
Knowledge, Education and Skills Required:
High school diploma.
Strong working knowledge of payroll wage and hour laws.
Excellent math skills coupled with strong analytic and problem-solving skills.
Five or more years' minimum payrollexperience in a large company (4000 + employees).
Two of more years' minimum experience with Lawson preferred.
Strong working knowledge of MS applications, such as excel (pivot tables, vlookup and formulas, spreadsheets); word (mail merge, tables), outlook (email, calendars, tasks).
Exceptional interpersonal skills (patient, articulate, friendly and positive).
Demonstrates a high degree of self-motivation and the ability to work under pressure in a demanding work environment.
Takes initiative in professional development.
Demonstrates a team player, positive attitude and willingness to support the department's goals and vision.
Demonstrates a willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done and meet deadlines.