Senior Payroll Analyst

Pittsburgh, PA 15068

Posted: 08/27/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Regulatory Compliance Job Number: 16921

Full-time, Direct Hire role for a Senior Payroll Analyst role with our client in Pittsburgh, PA.

This opening is for 2nd Shift (2pm - 10pm).



  • Oversees the processing of payroll cycles for exempt and non-exempt employees in a complex, multi-state environment;
  • Researches and resolves complex employee tax issues to ensure accurate employee tax withholding and quarter/ annual tax filing;
  • Monitors and communicates changes to federal, state or local tax code to ensure system updates are completed and managers/employees are notified of potential impact to paychecks;
  • Performs audits (pre-, post, quarterly and year-end)
  • Investigates and resolves payroll discrepancies with a root-cause focus;


  • Works closely with the benefits team to ensure deductions are being processed properly.
  • Advises on tax set-up for imputed income
  • Participates in the 401(k) administration for multiple plans;
  • Works with vendors to perform Nondiscrimination Testing and filing 5500s;


  • Performs system-related set up and configuration changes in payroll;
  • Ensures the integrity of HR and payroll data within company systems through proficient use of various reporting tools, data auditing methodology, and advanced knowledge of system and data elements.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, and/or HR, or equivalent years of experience  required.
  • 3-5+ years of payroll administration experience in a multi-state required
  • Payroll processing experience using a complex HRIS for a multi-state employer is a MUST
  • Knowledge of tax withholding requirements based on employee work and resident locations, including remote-based workers
  • Experience with HRIS systems, specifically, configuring admin side
  • Experience with 401(k) administration
  • Root-cause/continuous improvement approach to problem solving - creates SOPs based on findings
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and organizational skills;

Senior Payroll Analyst - 16921


Oxford Solutions is a professional staffing firm that specializes in the placement of talented professionals into challenging, career-enriching opportunities. We're based in Pittsburgh, PA, but we have openings with major clients located nationwide. We provide multiple avenues of employment to include contract, contract-to-hire and direct placement. Our well-trained staff of recruiters will work with you to help land your first job or your dream job and strive to always affect people's lives in a positive way.

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