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Payroll Analyst

Payroll | Santa Rosa, CA | Full Time, Contract, and Temporary | From $30.00 to $30.00 per hour

Job Description

Payroll Analyst 1101507 

A leading technology company is looking for a Payroll Analyst. The successful candidate will participate in the processing of regular ongoing payrolls for 5,000+ employees in the Americas Region. The ideal candidate has payroll experience in a mid-to-large multi-state company. The company offers a family-oriented culture and environment!

Payroll Analyst Pay and Benefits:

  • Hourly pay: $30/hr
  • Worksite: Electronics Testing and Measurement Company (Santa Rosa, CA 95403, Open to remote candidates located in Pacific Standard Time) 
  • W2 Employment, Group Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401k
  • 40 hours/week, 6 Month Assignment, Possibility of extension

Payroll Analyst Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in processing of regular ongoing payrolls for 5,000+ employees in the Americas Region.
  • Lead special projects as related to the payroll function to bring value to the company through process improvement and streamlining processes, automation, etc.
  • Design, document, and implement procedures to streamline payroll processes.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to achieve high-quality outcomes and deliverables.
  • Review, audit, and balance all payroll-related input to ensure accurate and timely payment of salaries, benefits and garnishments, compliant with federal & state regulations.
  • Create and update payroll ad hoc reports as necessary.
  • Report to management on payroll issues and changes.
  • Answer employees’ questions about salaries and taxes.
  • Stay up to date on state and federal payroll and tax laws.

Payroll Analyst Qualifications: 

  • Any combination of education, training, and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties as described, including courses in accounting, business procedures, algebra, math, statistics, or related subjects; payroll processing and benefits experience.
  • Payroll experience in mid-to-large multi-state company required.
  • Experience within high tech industries recommend but not needed.
  • CPP or FPC or an equivalent payroll certification.
  • Complete understanding of payroll process, tax laws, and SOX policies & controls for US.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to define problems, collect data to establish facts, draw a valid conclusion and report on findings for resolution.
  • Ability to understand/review the payroll system to improve processes.
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams recommended.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimum supervision and hands-on mentality to complete operational work.
  • Proficient in PC skills including Word, Outlook, and Excel; Expertise in excel is required with the ability to perform pivots, Vlookups, and other functions within Excel.
  • Experience with ADP (Vantage and eTime or other major platforms) a plus.
  • Understanding of payroll’s cross-functional dependencies and activities to support effective process design.
  • Federal and State tax knowledge application.