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Sr Payroll Analyst

Posted: 10/23/2022

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Job no: 501042
Department: Payroll Services
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration, Office, Clerical, Administrative Support, Other
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Sr Payroll Analyst
Salary/Grade: $60,000-68,000
Hours Per Week: 40

Job Summary:
Serves as a payroll subject matter expert, coordinates and participates in a variety of complex payroll related functions including preparation, maintenance, processing, analysis and auditing of payroll data, information, records and reports; ensures accuracy, completeness and compliance of all payroll related transactions.

Duties/Physical Demands:

  • Performs a variety of complex duties related to payroll processing reporting and data analysis. Assist in accurate and timely completion of the payroll functions; oversees and participates in the review, verification, auditing and processing of all payroll related documents. Identifies systemic issues or problems and proposes solutions to improve efficiencies.
  • Participates in the preparation and maintenance of reports, employee information, time sheets, earnings, deductions, benefits, state retirement plans, taxes, and other payments. Investigate payroll discrepancies and find resolution with appropriate University offices to resolve problem transactions.
  • Ensures compliance with an existing law and regulation, tax residency status, proper treatment of payroll and other business transactions and payments to domestic and foreign national employees, students and independent contractors. Assists Payroll Director and Manager with conducting research, analysis of legislative changes pertaining to taxation, retirement, and other payroll related matters.
  • Develops and updates payroll policies and procedures and recommend modifications based upon changes to applicable law (taxes, garnishments, retirement, etc.), technology changes, and use of LEAN principals.
  • Performs an audits of earnings and deductions for the state retirement systems( OPERS, STRS) for accuracy including coding, system eligibility and tracking; receives, processes and responds to system inquiries; provides and verifies related data and information.
  • Partners with University departments and external parties to coordinate business processes and data workflow, ensures all payroll transactions are authorized, processed, and recorded in compliance with University policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements.
  • Leads the delivery of various payroll projects and related software system implementations that include obtaining an understanding of the issue, collaboration with key team members about the issues and development of recommendation.
  • Participates in cross training activates and provides assistance to staff concerning payroll related functions; responds to inquiries.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant business field and 3+ years related experience


  • Associate Degree relevant business field and 5+ years related experience


  • 7+ years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to interpret, apply, and explain tax laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving skills, knowledge of payroll principles and best practices. General knowledge of time and attendance and payroll processing systems; knowledge of payroll taxation.
  • Intermediate to advanced working knowledge of Excel.

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Advertised: 27 Oct 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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