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Payroll Analyst

Payroll | Santa Rosa, CA | Full Time, Contract, and Temporary

Job Description

Payroll Analyst 885458


  • 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
  • Federal and State tax knowledge application
  • 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


  • Any combination of education, training, and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree which demonstrates 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 the mid-to-large multi-state company required
  • Experience within high tech industries recommend but not needed
  • Complete understanding of payroll process, tax laws, and SOX policies & controls for the US
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to define problems, collect data to establish facts, draw 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 ability to work independently with minimum supervision and hands on mentality to completing operational work
  • Proficient in PC skills including Word, Outlook, Excel; Expertise in excel is required with the ability to perform pivots, Vlookups, and other functions within Excel
  • CPP or FPC or an equivalent payroll certification
  • 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

 $25-$29 per Hour         Santa Rosa, CA 95403          6 Month Assignment