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Payroll Analyst

Location

Atlanta, GA

Job Type

Full time

Required Travel

1-25%

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for timely and accurate processing, balancing, auditing and completion for all assigned pay processing groups.
  • Serves as the primary analyst responsible for uploading, balancing and troubleshooting data files containing earnings, deductions or payroll memo related data.
  • Works collaboratively with payroll management and team members to modify and enhance payroll tools necessary to meet organizational control and documentation requirements.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality and integrity in all aspects of their work.
  • Responsible for all payroll tax deposits/filings for both USD and CAD payrolls
  • Works closely with the HR organization with regards to: bonus calculations, financial data for bonus program, and calculation of fringe benefit rates, manual adjustments to benefit plans, leave of absence payments, process off cycle checks.
  • Accurately and timely responds to business data needs creating Ad Hoc reports or participates in formal report creation as needed.
  • Responsible for month-end closing, quarter and year-end processes.
  • Test and implementation PeopleSoft / ADP functional enhancements and tax updates
  • Tax reconciliation for W-2s and Canada’s T-4’s
  • Funding for 401k and RRSP to third party vendor
  • Transmit positive pay and ACH direct deposit files
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience

  • Minimum 2-3 years related work experience in accounting and/or payroll administration.
  • Work experience using an ERP computer system is beneficial. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Quality Focus. The ability to set high standards to secure quality while striving for continual improvement.
  • Problem-solving. The ability to define problems; determine the cause of the problem; identify, prioritize, and select alternatives for a solution; and implement a solution.
  • Customer Orientation. The ability and willingness to identify the needs of our internal and external customers and to act accordingly.
  • Communication:  The ability to clearly express thoughts and ideas in verbal and written formats.
  • Teamwork. The ability to work effectively with others in order to achieve a common goal even when the object at stake is of no direct departmental gain.

Education, Licenses & Certification

  • A four-year degree in Accounting or Business related field from an accredited college or university preferred or applicable work experience.

Additional Information

  • Exercise high level of confidentiality
  • Proficiency in system reporting, data management and analytical skills
  • Skill in researching, evaluating and analyzing technical payroll activities
  • Knowledge of payroll principles, practices, regulations and procedures
  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal payroll and related tax regulations, legislation and guidelines including, but not limited to: writs of garnishment, child support and levies
  • Ability to manage complex and competing priorities, attentive to detail and highly organized

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