Payroll Specialist

  • location: New York, NY
  • type: Temp to Perm
  • salary: $35 - $40 per hour
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Payroll Specialist

Job Title: Payroll Analyst
Job Location: Lower Manhattan, New York

Duration: 6 months with extensions (potential contract to hire)

Company Profile

A leading technology company that provides cloud-based data, analytics, and mobile solutions to the life sciences industry in the United States and internationally

The Payroll Analyst / Senior Analyst position is based in New York. The role is responsible for processing the US payroll to ensure compliance with domestic rules, regulations, and laws. This role will be a key employee resource for payroll matters and will perform other related duties as required.

Manage and process Global payroll [US, EMEA & APAC]
Ensure accurate payroll funding occurs for all accounts and payroll taxes are remitted on time
Manage year-end resulting in accurate W-2???s, P11D's P45s, P60s and other countries tax reporting requirements
Partner with global HR Business Partners and HR Operations to ensure effective processes including process improvement and issue resolution
Create journal entries and ensure payroll entries are balanced and reconciled globally in a timely manner
Partner with other Payroll Analysts in cross training and reviewing the US and international payrolls
Audit data integrity between Workday HRIS and ADP Workforce Now, Streamline and Freedom Payroll systems as well as with reporting from global payroll providers to ensure all systems are in sync on a semi-monthly[US] and monthly [Non-US] basis
Develop, maintain, update, and communicate company-wide payroll policies and processes regarding earnings, deductions, time-keeping as well as government compliance reporting
Collaborate cross functionally within the organization with HR, Corporate Tax, Accounting, Accounts Payable, Treasury etc.
Monitor Payroll inbox for inquiries from employees, payroll providers, tax authorities, HR and other stakeholders as necessary
Assist with payroll tax inquiries, payroll tax audits and other audits such as 401k audits and Worker???s Comp
Provide excellent customer service to our employees and business partners

Working hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Basic knowledge of Federal and State withholding, Internal Revenue Service regulations, HMRC, other government agencies and payroll best practices
Basic knowledge of international payroll processes and regulations
Ability to analyze, research and resolve payroll inquiries
Advanced Excel skills (vlooksup, pivot tables, etc.)
Excellent problem-solving skills, analytical mindset with good judgement and high level of attention to detail and accuracy
Excellent organization skills; ability to handle multiple priorities within deadlines is required
Strong customer-focus and ability to maintain confidentiality to payroll and other employee personal information
Ability to maintain employee confidence and to protect payroll operations by keeping information confidential



Education & Experience:

Bachelor???s degree required; or equivalent years of experience
3+ years of experience US and Non-US Payroll experience (ADP WorkforceNow, ADP Streamline, ADP Freedom, Workday andlor experience with working with global payroll providers is a plus)
Experience with federal, state, foreign government and local statutory payroll audits is a plus but not required
Experience with accounting processes and month-end close including journal entries and reconciliations as it relates to payroll is a plus but not required
Basic knowledge of Sox controls

Interested candidates please email resumes to:

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