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Senior Payroll Analyst

Alameda, CA 94502

Posted: 07/11/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Other Job Number: 610303 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Target PR Range: 49-59/hr
*Depending on experience

Seeking a Senior Payroll Analyst to actively participate in the payroll processing cycle to ensure the payrolls are timely, accurate and efficient. Strong analytical skills, be able to multi-task and perform the job function under minimal supervision as well as possess excellent communication skills.  Detail-oriented, a highly ethical team player with a positive attitude, showing a willingness to learn and take on challenges in a fast-paced environment. Ensure accurate processing and recording of the company’s payroll transactions, reporting and reconciliation. Ensure the accuracy and integrity of all payroll data through analytics and provide timely and accurate financial information. Ability to work closely with employees and provide excellent customer service and support HR. 

  • Support Payroll and month end close
  • Calculate LOA and provide peer review for accuracy
  • Complete, load, and provide peer review of manual EIBs
  • Manage retro calculation process and analyze data for accuracy
  • Validate stock option activity received daily from stock admin and track tax liability for payroll processing
  • Process stock option and exercise on demand payments
  • Validate on demand payroll for terms and NQ/Stock
  • Manage Time and Absence process
  • Perform analytical review of bi-weekly payrolls to ensure accuracy prior to sign-off
  • Perform analytical review of Workday reports for accuracy
  • Manage payroll e-mail and ensure 24-hour response
  • Complete and submit payroll VOEs
  • Initiate new state setup including 3rd party and POA requirements
  • Apply for tax IDs with state and local tax jurisdictions
  • Resolve Tax reporting issues
  • Ensure all payroll tax filing have been submitted timely
  • Manage 401(K) process including funding, submission of ROE’s to HR, and non-discrimination testing
  • Complete and submit new hire and Workers Comp reporting
  • Provide ad hoc reports to business partners as requested
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

  • No supervisory responsibilities


  • BS/BA degree in related discipline and three years of related experience; or,
  • MS/MA degree in related discipline and one years of related experience; or,
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Payroll experience required
  • Payroll tax experience preferred
  • Workday payroll experience preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft office products
  • Experience with SAP and Equity Edge a plus

  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Strong analytical and organizational skills. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to interact collaboratively and work as a team
  • Ability to exercise discretion when handling confidential employee information


Environment: working indoors in an office environment
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