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Payroll Analyst in Atlanta, GA at Vaco

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

Job Snapshot

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    Atlanta, GA
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    At least 2 year(s)
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Job Description

The Payroll Analyst will be responsible for processing payroll, maintaining payroll calculations and analyzing and reconciling data. This person should have a working knowledge of payroll practices, IRS regulations, FMLA, 401(k), Section 125, SERPs, and FSA. Compensation range from $45,000-$55,000 depending upon experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares, processes and maintains payroll calculations; analyzes and reconciles payroll data on a monthly basis, as necessary.
  • Ensure payroll processing activities are performed in a manner that meets US laws (regarding payroll practices, benefit programs, wage and hour laws, IRS regulations, FMLA, 401(k), Section 125, deferred compensation, SERPs, and FSA as related to payroll) while adhering to SAS 70 standards.
  • Processes payroll distribution, direct deposit and Ad hoc payroll inquiries.
  • Prepare PTO reports and analysis for divisional and department heads on a bi-monthly basis.
  • Cross-trains within the Payroll department, as needed.
  • Assists payroll director/manager with various internal/external projects (Sox compliance payroll walk-throughs, worker compensation audits, etc.)
  • Participates in the development of new procedures and policies related to payroll operations.
  • Compiles financial, tax and payroll reports for internal and external auditors; submits to supervisor for review.
  • Assists with loading, analyzing and reconciliation of payroll data due to M&A activity.
  • Assists with quarterly year-end reconciliations.
  • Troubleshoots, reconcile and process equity/dividend payrolls & new earnings and deduction codes to ensure payroll tax treatment configuration is accurate.
  • Works closely with Payroll Manager and Senior Payroll Specialists to review and audit payroll data.
  • Stays abreast of any payroll tax law changes and ensure payroll software is updated and in compliance.

Knowledge and Experience

  • 5+ years of experience working in Payroll
  • BS/BA in business, accounting or relevant field
  • Solid understanding of accounting fundamentals and payroll best practices
  • Experience compiling, analyzing and reviewing data. Strong Excel skills required (vlookup, pivot, etc).
  • Strong presentation and inter-personal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational ability with great attention to detail
  • Experience with ADP payroll software or other comparable payroll, HRIS, time management system required