Detroit, MI
Full-time


Sr. Payroll Analyst

  • Pays employees and compiles payroll information by managing payroll preparation; completing reports; maintaining records.

Job Duties:

  • Maintains payroll information by designing systems; directing the collection, calculation, and entering of data.
  • Updates payroll records by reviewing and approving changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job titles, and department/ division transfers.
  • Pays employees by directing the production and issuance of paychecks or electronic transfers to bank accounts.
  • Prepares reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages.
  • Determines payroll liabilities by approving the calculation of employee federal and state income and social security taxes, and employer’s social security, unemployment, and workers compensation payments.
  • Balances the payroll accounts by resolving payroll discrepancies.
  • Provides payroll information by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintains payroll guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
  • Maintains payroll staff job results by counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Maintains personnel files, including initial employment records, I-9 forms, W-4 forms, etc. for new employees.
  • Processes payroll bi-weekly using the time & attendance and payroll system.
  • Computes and tracks employee deductions, including Friend of the Court payments, garnishments, safety equipment deductions, etc.
  • Processes employment verifications for employees.
  • Monitors the I-9 documents for accurate and unexpired employment documentation.
  • Responsible for unemployment and governmental reporting.
  • Remains up-to-date on current payroll laws and, if needed, implements any necessary changes.
  • Creates and generates custom reports as needed.
  • Implements and maintains computerized employee attendance tracking system.
  • Answers employee questions and assists in solving payroll-related problems.
  • Interfaces with supervisory employees for problem resolution and routine reporting functions.
  • Performs miscellaneous administrative functions in support of the HR Department.

Sr. Payroll Analyst Education Skills and Qualifications:

  • Managing Processes, People Management, Data Entry Management, Reporting Skills, Compensation and Wage Structure, Benefits Administration, Worker Compensation, Employment Law, Developing Standards, Financial Skills, Accounting
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field with 5-7 years of payroll/HR experience desired.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must have SAP or ERP Experience
  • Must have good interpersonal, communication and organization skills and be able to work well under pressure with a minimum of supervision in a fast-paced environment.

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