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Payroll Analyst
Ref No.: 18-03270
Location: White Plains, New York
Job Description:
  • Process all entries for multiple payrolls including time entry and master data, deduction changes, direct deposit entries, W4 changes, paid time off balance adjustments, new hires, and additional payments.
  • Monitor the time & attendance system to ensure compliance with client policy by troubleshooting problems encountered with employee entry, Manager's approvals and site Finance processing.
  • Reconcile payroll registers against original source data verifying all pay checks are processed accurately.
  • Verify data exported from the payroll system to ensure in-house database reports have captured complete and accurate data.
  • Update in-house databases with information from payroll system; creating basic queries/reports in Access as needed and updating existing queries.
  • Analyze, reconcile and remit payments to 3rd party vendors; research and resolve variances between amounts deducted and amount remitted.
  • Calculate and process special checks for retroactive payments, final payments, sick & vacation pay-outs, taxable relocation, etc.
  • Review entries in payroll system to ensure outcome will have the appropriate taxable implications for the employee.
  • Recommend changes to time & attendance system based on payroll processing requirement and user needs.

Required Skills:
  • Strong math/accounting aptitude is required.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and basic knowledge of Access are required.
  • Strong knowledge of current payroll compliance procedures and laws necessary.
  • Good knowledge of Ceridian is preferred.
  • Good knowledge of SAP is preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and a detailed oriented approach are required.
  • Ability to work on projects with little supervision.
  • Effective verbal and written skills required.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Keen trouble-shooting and analytical abilities.
  • Understanding of client policies and Union contracts
  • Strong knowledge of automated payroll systems.

Required Experience:
  • Associate's Degree in a business relevant field, with 5 years of computerized payroll processing experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Management, or Finance is preferred.