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Analyst, Sr Payroll

Company: Kirby Corp.
Location: Houston
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary:

The Senior Payroll Analyst will support the Corporate Payroll Department by processing multi-state shore and vessel payrolls, generating and balancing payroll journal entry files, and providing critical payroll analysis and research. The person in this role will be the primary payroll contact for payroll accounting inquiries. The successful candidate will demonstrate advanced payroll knowledge, an understanding of how payroll transactions relate to the general ledger, and the ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Generates, reviews, and balances journal entry files for multiple payroll frequencies and business units
* Assists with processing multi-state shore and vessel payrolls
* Prepares monthly payroll reporting for accounting and workers comp
* Reviews and coordinates monthly Bank Reconciliation and Escheatment processes
* Responds to inquiries from accountants, performing research to resolve outages
* Meets all payroll and accounting deadlines
* Processes prior quarter payroll adjustments and reversals
* Exercises critical thinking to research and resolve complex payroll issues
* Demonstrates initiative through early identification and timely resolution of problems, along with suggesting process improvements
* Prepares and distributes Certified payroll reports
* Prepares reports for payroll management and internal customers
* Assists with quarter end, and year-end activities
* Assists with special off-cycle runs, including annual incentive plan and restricted stock
* Assists with system testing, implementations, and special projects
* Works with employees, vendors, and internal customers on resolving payroll and tax related issues
* Assists with updating payroll procedures
* Assists with cross-training
* Maintains confidentiality in all payroll matters
* Performs other duties as assigned

Compliance:

* Complies with federal and state legal and tax regulations
* Complies with Corporate procedures and SOX controls
* Maintains proper record keeping in accordance with Corporate policy

Qualifications, Knowledge & Skill:

* Advanced knowledge of wage and hour law and payroll best practices
* Advanced knowledge of multi-state taxation requirements
* Advanced critical thinking skills
* Sound knowledge of payroll accounting processes, including journal entries and reconciliations
* Advanced Excel skills - must demonstrate ability to use Excel for data analysis
* Ability to research issues and laws with resources such as internet, publications or The Payroll Source
* Advanced knowledge of wage withholding orders and garnishments
* Strong customer service orientation
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Ability to collaborate with management and peers, resulting in trust and free-flowing communication
* Strong aptitude for learning new systems and processes

Education:

* CPP required
* College degree in Accounting or Business preferred

Experience:

* 8+ years of multi-state payroll experience
* 5+ years of payroll data analysis and interpretation
* Payroll journal entry analysis
* Large volume, full cycle payroll processing
* Ultimate Software experience preferred

Physical Activities & Requirements:

* Standard Office Criteria

Working Conditions:

* Standard Office Criteria

Keywords: Kirby Corp., Houston , Analyst, Sr Payroll, Professions , Houston, Texas

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