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Payroll Analyst

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Work type: Full-time
Location: TCU Main Campus
Categories: Managerial / Administration

Job Summary: The Payroll Analyst is responsible for compiling, analyzing, and entering/uploading data for accurate and timely execution of payroll in compliance with Federal, State, and Local regulations and in keeping with university policies and practices. In addition, this position is responsible for assisting with management and support of day-to-day payroll operations, including tax filing requirements, reconciliations, and generation of reports and audits. Additionally, this position has primary responsibility for current/accurate knowledge of U.S. tax and immigration laws for all international employees.
Duties & Essential Job Functions: 1. Processes biweekly and monthly payroll accurately and timely using best practices.
2. Prepares, generates, distributes, and reports the University payroll, including but not limited to the calculation of wages, overtime, benefit deductions, and other deductions to ensure compliance with federal and applicable state laws. Performs work in such a manner to ensure that payments are accurate and timely.
3. Provides direct support to employees and managers related to the university’s time and attendance system, Frog Time.
4. Writes, generates, analyzes, and audits reports in excel or related software by integrating data from multiple sources and systems. Validates data accuracy using best practices.
5. Processes garnishments and child support orders.
6. Identifies, troubleshoots and resolves payroll and system processing issues.
7. Functions as liaison with other departments by communicating and resolving issues.
8. Serves as the primary support and guidance regarding U.S. tax and immigration laws. Attends conferences, reads updates and possesses most current knowledge regarding domestic and international payroll taxes.
9. Acts as primary back up Payroll Manager and communicates payroll issues, concerns to Payroll Manager.
10. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience: • High School diploma or GED equivalent
• 5 plus years’ experience in payroll or payroll-related HRIS field and
• 2 plus years’ experience with domestic and international payroll tax compliance (experience can run concurrently).
• Experience with PeopleSoft or other HCM systems
Preferred Education & Experience: • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree
Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training: • None
Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training: • FPC or CPP
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: • Knowledge of Employment Laws - federal, state and local pertaining to Human Resources necessary to achieve compliance goals.
• Knowledge of current payroll practices, electronic processes and best practices.
• Knowledge of customer service techniques.
• Knowledge of research and troubleshooting techniques.
• Knowledge of change management, Six Sigma, and best practices.
• Knowledge of international tax laws and the implications of all tax treaties.
• Skill in components of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
• Skill in the use of Excel vLookup and Pivot Table functions.
• Skill in Microsoft Windows navigation.
• Skill in PeopleSoft or comparable Enterprise employee information system.
• Skill in the use of database query tools.
• Skill in project management practices and implementation.
• Skill in effective written and oral techniques.
• Skill in analyzing and organizing information.
• Skill in writing, developing presentations and presentation techniques.
• Ability to communicate and assist all international employees with information regarding their tax treaties, U.S. (domestic) taxes and U.S. tax returns, applicable state taxes for non-Texas residents; serves as a liaison between international employees and the university.
• Ability to review, analyze and develop recommendations to improve and modernize practices and procedures.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to meet identified deadlines.
• Ability to work execute work with a high degree of accuracy.
• Ability to troubleshoot issues, research and develop operational improvements.
• Ability to work successfully as a member of a team serving a common goal.
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations): • Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
Work Environment: • Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
AA/EEO Statement: As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

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