• Sr. Payroll Analyst

    Job Location US-TX-Dallas
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/27/2018 6:51 AM)
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  • Overview

    Master Halco, one of the nation's largest wholesale distributors of fencing products, is seeking an experienced Sr. Payroll Analyst.

    This position will support running payroll for US and Canada, investigate payroll related issues, prepare garnishment reports and payroll taxes, complete quarterly audits, and perform database maintenance along with other payroll-related duties. 


    • Manage all tax jurisdictions associated with State, Local, City, Municipalities, Provincial, etc.
    • Manage all aspects of the wage garnishment process.
    • Maintains complete understanding of all applicable federal/provincial laws related to payroll.
    • Performs forward and reverse system audits on HR system and payroll system to check for discrepancies in master file data.
    • Interfaces directly with outside vendors to address payroll related issues/remedies.
    • Audits and reconciles PTO balances and accrual system with field locations.
    • Produces recurring and/or Ad Hoc reports.
    • Performs and assists payroll manager with year-end projects and drives processes to completion.
    • Develops and maintains administrative procedure guide relative to the functions of this position as well as that of the payroll specialist role.
    • Support internal and external audit compliance (JSOX, 401(k), etc).
    • Assist in the processing of multi-company, multi-state payroll, including the set-up of new states and associated tax jurisdictions as needed.
    • Understand end-to-end functional processes and how they integrate with the payroll processes.
    • Process timely stop payments, bank deletes, reversals, and re-issues to employees appropriately.
    • Identify and communicate process improvements as identified in the normal performance of daily functional activities.
    • Exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action; works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations requires a review of identifiable factors.
    • Work to support the team to improve the business through technology enhancements, standardization, and simplified processes.
    • Write, maintain and support a variety of reports or queries using appropriate reporting tools. Help maintain data integrity in systems by running queries and analyzing data.
    • Produce accurate and effective information using simple queries and reporting tools (e.g., minimal table joins and conditional clauses needed). Ensure accurate and timely payroll processing for exceptions to the normal payroll process (e.g. new hires, transfers, promotions, and terminations).
    • Manage and process commissions, bonuses, and incentive calculations/payouts for all employees.
    • Upload external vendor files for bi-weekly payrolls.
    • Communicate payroll policies and procedures to management and employees.
    • Maintain and update the ADP Workforce Now database, payroll journal entries, and provide reports as needed.
    • Assist with various payroll-related tasks as needed, including, but not limited to, processing tax and unemployment issues, assisting with quarterly and year end reporting, etc.



    • Minimum of ten years payroll experience
    • Associates Degree or higher in accounting or business related field or equivalent work experience
    • Advanced proven experience of payroll tax and garnishment law at the federal, state and local levels, as well as advanced knowledge of US payroll practices.
    • Analytical mindset and attention to detail.
    • Advanced training and experience in SQL reporting tools preferred.
    • Ability to research, analyze and retrieve data and answer employee inquires.
    • General understanding of required compliance with legal, regulatory, and financial requirements governing functional tasks and activities. SOX Compliance.
    • Strong customer service, organizational, time management and communication skills (written & oral).
    • Advanced Excel skills
    • ADP Workforce Now experience preferred
    • FCP certification a plus

    Why join Master Halco?

    • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
    • Competitive compensation package
    • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits programs
    • 401 K retirement savings program with company match
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Generous paid time off and paid holidays
    • Donation match program

    EOE Statement

    Master Halco is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Master Halco is fully committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, gender, religion, age, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information and other non-merit factors.  All persons shall be afforded equal employment opportunity at Master Halco


    Master Halco prohibits discrimination in all aspects of its personnel policies, program practices and operations and relationships with employees and applicants, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring and merit promotion.  Master Halco promotes programs of affirmative recruitment and employment at all levels of Master Halco.  Master Halco subscribes to, and will implement to the full extent, all applicable laws that promote equality of opportunity.


    Master Halco welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. Master Halco is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within Master Halco.

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