DIRECT-HIRE Payroll Analyst in Columbus, IN at Vaco

Date Posted: 12/29/2020

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Job Description

Vaco Indianapolis has partnered with a client located in Columbus, IN in search of a Payroll Analyst! If you feel you would be a great fit for this role, apply today!


The client is looking for a very analytical driven individual.

  • Responsible for on-time and accurate exempt and non-exempt payroll processing for various payroll frequencies and locations throughout the United States in compliance with federal, state and local laws.
    • Enter all payroll maintenance into the system each pay period as provided by subsidiary companies.
    • Review the audit reports and verify calculations on the payroll preview to ensure accurate processing.
    • Ensure payroll is processed compliantly in regards federal, state, local law and company policy.
    • Apply analytical skills to troubleshoot and resolve payroll-processing issues.
    • Responsible for handling payroll inquiries from subsidiary HR personnel or Associates.
    • Assist the accounting department with General Ledger inquiries or balancing issues.
    • Respond to tax notices timely.
    • Setup new tax jurisdictions as required.
    • Process off cycle checks for special pay runs.
  • Serve as the daily contact for benefit related items for assigned subsidiaries.
    • Provide assistance in administering employee benefit programs for assigned subsidiaries.
    • Assist associates with benefit questions with support from the Benefit Analyst.
    • Conduct open enrollment system testing and meeting support as needed.
  • Complete daily, monthly, quarterly and yearly reporting per departmental requirements.
  • Exercise discretion in situations where the policy may not specifically address the unique situation and ensure compliance to company guidelines.
  • Participate in short-term and long-term company planning activities making recommendation for strategic HR items in the Hoshin process.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Prefer a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Accounting or related business field.
  • Experience using an HRIS system is preferred (ADP Vantage is the current system of record). Ability to learn to effectively utilize this system is critical.
  • Strong preference given to those with 2 - 5 years of previous payroll processing experience.
  • Must be able to proactively identify problems and take steps to solve issues and updated processes as needed.
  • Initiative to take on new projects, learn new systems, and keep apprised of changing regulations.
  • Strong technical skills required Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel (emphasis on Excel - formulas, charting, pivot tables).
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local employment laws and practices.
  • Must have the ability to exercise judgment and make sound decisions quickly while interpreting the company policies.
  • Excellent customer service skills and emotional intelligence to deliver both positive and negative information.
  • Positive attitude is a must!
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records.
  • Ability to handle emotionally charged and confrontational situations.
  • Fit in with the Human Resources team and be a team player.
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible to different schedules, demands and deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to compose and deliver communication materials to all levels of the organization.
  • Ability manage day-to-day job duties while also completing special projects on time and accurately.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with external vendors as well as internal customers.


  • Travel may be required up to 10%. This position typically travels domestically to training or subsidiary locations.