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Payroll Analyst

Payroll | San Francisco, CA | Full Time, Contract, and Temporary

Job Description

Payroll Analyst 776213 


  • Under general supervision, provides analysis of moderate payroll projects such as garnishment of wages.
  • Conducts disposable income calculations.
  • Provides assistance to payroll processors on moderately complex transactions.
  • Applies professional concepts in analyzing and reviewing department payroll actions appearing on overpayment/underpayment reports to determine processing errors.
  • Audits and reconciles payroll benefit deductions.
  • Interprets pay policies (for example, vacation, leave of absence, disability, workers compensation, union contracts, government regulations, withholding exemptions, et cetera), and ensures appropriate amounts/deductions are calculated and applied to the various accounts correctly.
  • Assists departments with questions concerning eligibility, enrollment, and payment issues.
  • Coordinates with the Office of the President's UC system-wide administration on clearance of items in financial journals, and distributes expenses to the appropriate departments and accounts.
  • Reviews and analyzes reports for discrepancies, and works with departments to make corrections.
  • Identifies and analyzes reconciliation of payroll liability accounts.
  • Provides background information to higher-level Payroll Analysts for resolution.
  • Provides ad hoc payroll training to departmental payroll processors.
  • Conducts payroll transfers to other departments and organizations.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience/training.
  • Working knowledge of many payroll processes, policies, and procedures; knowledge of organization-specific computer application programs.    
  • Working knowledge of organizational processes, procedures, and understands organizational rules and regulations.   
  • Demonstrated judgment and decision-making skills; verbal, written and active listening communication skills. 
  • Uses interpersonal skills and service orientation skills in interactions with customers and colleagues. 
  • Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task.    
  • Problem-solving, problem identification and reasoning skills.    
    Intermediate mathematical skills.

$25 per Hour        San Francisco, CA 94103        12 Month Assignment