A midtown Manhattan lawfirm is looking for a 6+ month temporary payroll analyst for a leave of absence. Under the direction of the Payroll Supervisor, the Payroll Analysts primary responsibility will be the processing and completion of semi-monthly payroll utilizing the ADP Enterprise Payroll/HR system. The Payroll Analyst also works to resolving employee issues relating to payroll. The position requires a solid working knowledge of payroll best practices and strong knowledge of federal and state regulations.
Assists the Payroll Supervisor in preparing firms semi-monthly employee payroll by entering all properly authorized instructions for pay, deductions or employee data changes for processing by the payroll service bureau, maintains accurate and complete records in support of payroll changes.
Verifies the accuracy of the payroll after it has been finalized including the review of payroll reports, Masterfile, Registers, etc.
Runs various audit reports to analyze the payroll data.
Creates, extracts and queries data within Enterprise and iReports.
Develops, processes or provides assistance concerning payroll related information.
Responds to internal/external questions pertaining to daily processing of payroll.
Serves as liaison between Payroll, HR and Legal Personnel for problem resolution
Works collaboratively with HR, Legal Personnel and Accounting and resolve employees inquiries in a timely manner.
Participate in testing of upgrades, process enhancements and third party vendor integrations
Provide payroll data and ad hoc reports for Finance, Legal Personnel, HR and Benefits.
Assists with additional ad hoc projects as outlined by the Compensation Director.
Bachelors Degree preferred.
A minimum of five years of experience in payroll. Demonstrates thorough understanding of full payroll processing cycle.
Thorough understanding of ADP Enterprise, high level of Excel proficiency.
Knowledge of Wage & Hour regulations, calculation of gross-to-net pay.
High level of integrity and ability to maintain strict confidentiality of information handled.
Excellent problem-solving skills which allow for a timely resolution to any employee concerns.
Highly developed organizational skills.
Able to work independently with high degree of accuracy, thoroughness, and professionalism.
Interpersonal skills necessary to interact and work productively with lawyers and firm personnel.
Excellent customer service, critical thinking, verbal and written skills.
Flexibility to assume other job responsibilities within the department as necessary.