Payroll Functional System Analyst

The primary objective of the Payroll Functional System Analyst II is to integrate HCM, benefits, compensation, time and attendance system elements in relevant software systems with technical knowledge to support the ongoing day-to-day requirements of the Payroll and Global Employment Tax department. The Analyst will be responsible for the systematic in-house processing of payroll, along with data integrations for externally processed payrolls and supporting global reporting needs for all payroll time and attendance, wages, deductions and taxes. Additional responsibilities will include testing system changes or upgrades, troubleshooting system issues, preparing communication and training documents, and providing training and support to end-users.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•Understands Domestic and International payroll processing, reporting, timekeeping & tax processes and procedures
•Coordinates with HR and Accounting regarding impact of any Payroll proposed changes
•Determines impact of any HR or IT proposed changes to Payroll and Tax processes
•Assists with year-end system updates for multiple jurisdictions and other quarterly/annual system changes
•Assists with implementation of new or special pay programs, new country or legal entity set-up
•Assists with data uploads
•Serves as subject matter expert for configuration, maintenance, and reporting for Workday system
•Ability to apply analytical methodologies to perform data analysis
•Performs application audits to ensure intended functionality, operations, and system performance requirements are achieved
•Creates test scripts and testing scenarios
•Performs and reviews testing activities and validations ensuring documentation appropriately supports results for system upgrades and/or enhancements
•Develops detailed user training documentation & educates users on system related changes and implications
•Serves as the payroll escalation point person for production support issues including, but not limited to, researching and resolving problems, unexpected results or flaws, recommending solutions or alternate methods to meet payroll and system requirements.
•Responsible for maintaining Payroll Audit reporting library, coordinating updates to processors and management
•Create, maintain and support a variety of reports or queries for Payroll, Global Employment Tax, and Accounting using appropriate reporting tools.
• Manage interfaces to third party vendors
•Assists with special projects, as needed
Education and / or Experience
•Bachelor’s degree preferred in Business or Information Systems or a related field
•Workday experience is required.
•Four plus years of experience administering a Workday HR system with experience in Implementation or Functional Support which includes configuration expertise in business process administration, Payroll integration, EIB integration, and report writing is required.
•Ability to analyze payroll and technical processes to determine ways of making them more efficient.
•Must be highly organized with close attention to detail and able to effectively prioritize multiple tasks, adapt to changing priorities with ease and composure, while continuing to meet established deadlines.
•Drilling industry or experience with rotator population preferred
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•Ability to travel up to 5%
•Understanding of accounting principles
•Strong personal computer skills, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products
•Team-player attitude
•Solid work ethic
•Strong interpersonal skills
•Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
•Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressured, fast paced work environment
•Solid time management skills, including ability to multi-task to manage concurrent priorities
•Strong analytical and innovative problem-solving skills
•Thorough understanding of payroll concepts, timekeeping & tax, practices and procedures

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