Full Time Job

Payroll Analyst

Warner Media

Burbank, CA 12-02-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
The Job

WarnerMedia seeks a Payroll Analyst for the HR Services Payroll department. The Payroll Analyst is responsible for payroll administration, payroll audit, and the application of best practice payroll processes. (S)he is highly knowledgeable in the entry of timecards, processing of hours to gross and gross to net, and the auditing of payroll results. This individual should be experienced in high volume, multi-state payroll with knowledge of payroll regulatory compliance across all states in which employees reside, including US and expatriate employees, and experience with payroll processing for multiple legal entities. (S)he has processed payroll for unions and is experienced with collective bargaining agreements and union pension health and welfare plans. The Analyst will compile, analyze, and document issues on payroll and related activities in order to identify systemic issues or problems. (S)he will research and respond to payroll inquiries from customers and stakeholders. This individual will support internal audits of various payroll areas and prepare materials for external and internal auditors. (S)he will participate in special projects when required.

The Daily
• Conduct payroll activities, analyze and interpret pay rules utilizing Workbrain Online Time and Attendance (OTA), Workday Time Tracking, and Workday Payroll
• Research payroll inconsistencies and irregularities to determine root cause and provide resolution
• Work with cross functional counterparts to understand and resolve issues
• Become a payroll subject matter expertise to resolve employee issues swiftly and efficiently
• Proactively communicate and collaborate with process partners and/or other points of escalation to provide research and information to resolve an issue
• Follow and maintain internal control policies, procedures, and compliance with respect to the payroll process
• Assist with month-end closing and general ledger integration queries to the financial system
• Calculate pay for non-union employees based on company policies and legislative requirements and union employees according to collective bargaining agreements
• Resolve complicated inquiries such as payroll taxes, imputed income, or benefit deductions
• Ability to understand and evaluate reports utilizing Excel functionality (vlookups, index match, pivot tables)
• Triage ticket requests in case management system for issuance of payments and other payroll related items
• Participate in UAT of payroll system related to process changes and enhancements
• Strong interpersonal, analytical, prioritization and communication skills
• Support leadership with other projects and tasks as required

The Essentials
• Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or a related field or equivalent combination of work experience required.
• CPP or FPC certification preferred.
• Minimum 3 years related experience in payroll operations required.
• Minimum 2 years of experience with Workday HR/payroll or other SaaS payroll engine required.
• Understanding of federal and state regulations related to salaries, wages, taxes, benefits, and other payroll related matters required.
• Experience with Workday HR/payroll integration and mass data uploads (EIB) preferred.
• Understanding of Motion Picture collective bargaining agreements and union pension health and welfare preferred
• Previous experience in a confidential business environment strongly preferred.
• Experience with a large multi-business unit organization is a plus.
• Experience working in a shared services organization is a plus.
• Knowledge of Windows, Excel, Word, and Outlook required.
• Must have excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with all levels of personnel
• Must be able to organize, prioritize and schedule work effectively.
• Must be able to work well under time constraints.
• Must have excellent analytical skills.
• Must have excellent attention to details.
• Must be a self-starter and a team player.
• Must be able to handle a high volume in a fast-paced environment.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gqn8nz-54-174-225-82-42 in your application.