Payroll HRIS Analyst

Friedman Williams

Payroll HRIS Analyst White Plains

Job ID: 16215

Our client is hiring a Payroll HRIS Analyst to join our firm in White Plains, NY. In this role, you will support the Firm’s Payroll Department in creating and updating payroll procedures and providing analysis of payroll operations globally.

• Responsible for the implementation, verification and support of all software upgrades to Workday and other systems supporting payroll.

• Instrumental in the design, implementation and support of new Workday Payroll functionality, particularly around both internal and external integrations.

• Performs Workday system analysis and consulting with technology team members and other stakeholders to offer solutions using best practices.

• Provides functional support to the technical team in systems development and resolves production issues and defects reported to ensure timeliness of wage payments.

• Provides system expertise, addresses risks and issues through effective contingency plans, proper escalation; prepares project schedules, and ensures requirements are addressed during enhancements/process re-engineering.

• Develops systems standards and procedures to promote efficiency and effectiveness.

• Responsible for Workday Payroll Integrations and error log as the Workday Pro (Payroll).

• Responsible for various interfaces such as time tracking, check printing, W2 and tax filing.

• Assists with employee training and work performance during upgrade testing and on special projects.

• Responsible for updating and maintaining all facets of Tax component of payroll software system.

• Responsible for W2 process including updating, reconciliation and distribution to all applicable attorneys and professional staff firm-wide.

• Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.

• Manages Firm resources responsibly.

• Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.


• Thorough working knowledge of Workday Payroll processing with strong technical abilities to create custom reports, research out-of-balances, troubleshoot issues

• Thorough working knowledge with Workday implementation, support and maintenance projects

• Provide expertise for developing designing options and engaging with functional areas such as HCM, Compensation, Payroll, and future product direction

• Possess knowledge of current reporting functionality such as Dashboards, Discovery Boards, People Analytics, Worksheets, and Workday APIs

• Advise firm on standards and leading practices in Workday report design and development

• Test new and existing functionality of calculated fields and reports within Workday

• Knowledge of state and federal wage and tax laws and overtime requirements

• Intermediate to Advanced skills in Excel (VLOOKUP, Formulas, Pivots)

• Excellent organizational skills, detail oriented, strong analytical and communication skills

• Excellent project management skills and the ability to collaborate with management and others in the company

• Ability to lead a team of resources in support of both project and production environment

• Makes sound decisions on routine matters in support of immediate work group’s goals

• Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems

• Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing

• Demonstrates close attention to detail

• Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills

• Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities

• Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality

• Ability to organize and prioritize work

• Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment

• Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team

• Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment

• Flexibility to travel

• Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs


• Bachelor’s Degree

• A minimum of four years related HRIS and Payroll (at a public company with multi-state payroll) experience with a minimum of two years’ Workday experience

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