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Payroll Analyst
Ref No.: 18-00035
Location: White Plain, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 02/13/2018

 Tailwind Associates, an EOE, has a full-time/direct-hire opportunity with our client in White Plains, NY for a Payroll Assistant
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's policy by troubleshooting problems encountered with employee entry, Manager's approvals and site Finance processing.
Reconcile payroll registers against original source data verifying all paychecks 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 payouts, 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 NYPA 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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex or age.