Payroll Analyst

AP Professionals of Rochester
February 13, 2020
Rochester, New York
Job Type
Work Hours
8 am-5 pm plus additional hours as needed to meet requirements of the position
Salary Range
$61K - $80K
Base Salary
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks


Reporting to the Payroll Manager, this position is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of payroll systems and reports. The payroll analyst is the in-house expert for the systems used, ensures the data integrity and supports system enhancements to improve the automation of the payroll process and payroll reporting.  This position must have a strong understanding of payroll processes and must possess good analysis skills.


  • Provide analytical payroll reports.
  • Research and resolve payroll/tax reporting inquiries.
  • Continuous improvement for more efficient workflow of payroll and reporting processes.
  • Ensure adequate controls over the payroll function.
  • Act as the systems administrator for the payroll system.
  • Remain current with legislative activities that impact the system, business and compliance reporting and pro-actively address those issues.
  • Create ad hoc queries in Payroll Systems to generate reports to support the organization.
  • Validate the integrity of the data transfer from the payroll system into the company ERP system.
  • In conjunction with Human Resources and IT, ensure the payroll system remains secure.
  • Acts as liaison/support between the payroll department other corporate departments.
  • Communicate and train payroll team on payroll system requirements and revisions.
  • Coordinating vendor upgrades and fixes through the company’s change control process. Understand and communicate the impact of those changes to the operations.
  • Perform weekly/monthly/quarterly audits for Payroll .
  • Responsible for generating year-end reporting and processing of vendors/Third Party and employees (W2’s).
  • Reconcile all tax and unemployment liability accounts to the general ledger and investigate variances.


This position requires a minimum of an Associate's degree or proper training and education.


  • 2-5 years of prior experience
  • Multi-state payroll is required
  • CPP of FPC certification is preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Has a strong background in customer service and has a people first attitude.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in handling sensitive information
  • Capable of successfully multi-tasking and working under pressure within tight deadlines
  • Strong PC skills including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Solid knowledge of HR systems/Payroll Systems/Time & Attendance required
  • Experience with query writing and creating ad-hoc reports
  • Solid familiarity with a wide range of financial concepts, terms and procedures

Additional Qualifications


  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Team player
  • Attention to detail with the ability to identify discrepancies
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Well-developed written/verbal communications skills
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently or team environment with minimal supervision
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