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Job Description

Job Title: Payroll Analyst, Senior
Job ID: 625629219
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Corporate Human Resources
Department: Payroll Department
Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219


Perform analysis, consultation, auditing and other specialized work involved in the administration payroll/tax related practices and procedures. Serve as a consultant to internal and external customers on payroll-related issues. Proven ability to develop, propose, and present major payroll projects/recommendations.


  • Assist in the biweekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual payroll, tax, and compliance activities
  • Performs routine and ad hoc audits and analysis to ensure payroll accuracy, operational efficiency, and compliance with established controls
  • Identify and resolve payroll issues related to PeopleSoft and KRONOS and advise management of problems as they arise. Applies systems knowledge and functionality when researching and correcting systems related issues.
  • Under the direction of Supervisor, identify, analyze, and diagnose issues and propose/implement solutions.
  • Perform various maintenance and operational transactions of confidential payroll information.
  • Collect, evaluate, analyze and audit payroll data for process improvement, cost effectiveness, and/or pay practice compliance. Identify trends and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Develop, modify and run queries and reports to generate data used for payroll planning, auditing, filing and reporting purposes using PeopleSoft, Kronos, and Excel.
  • Functional lead in systems upgrade and/or additional applications by performing assigned project tasks and assisting in the planning, development, testing, and conversion activities.
  • Serve as the Payroll department point person for all payroll operations, tax, and compliance activities needed to support various functional Business Partners (HR, Finance, Corporate Tax, Operations).
  • Identifies, investigates, and resolves complex questions pay check, tax, or payroll information.
  • Project lead for major payroll projects and initiatives or other cross functional project teams. Meet project deadlines with minimal supervision. Provide direction and leadership to other members of the compensation team.
  • Serves as subject matter expert regarding laws, reporting requirements, trends, training, and payroll systems functionality/applications.



  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or related field required.
  • Master's degree in Human Resources, Business or related field preferred.
  • Five years of professional-level payroll or related experience required. .
  • Advanced knowledge of payroll systems, applicable laws and taxes/accounting principles preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of PeopleSoft, Oracle HCM, and/or Kronos preferred.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

    UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $27.98 to $47.14 / hour

Union Position: No

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