Payroll Consultant Job Description

Payroll Consultant Job Description

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Payroll consultant provides internal control and audit function of payroll processing including, review comparison reports, IRS reporting, state payroll reporting, and other payroll reports.

Payroll Consultant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Respond professionally and timely to client incoming phone calls, web inquiries, emails and/or faxes
Handle critical and/or escalated client issues which may require working directly with additional ADP Service hubs (ie
Communicate directly with clients via phone, email and/or remote diagnostic tools to resolve these issues
Investigate, research, analyze and test outcomes in order to resolve client questions an/or problems correctly
Maintain appropriate records of client contact through the CRM (ie
Uses judgment and escalates unresolvable or concerning issues to a higher level support or to management as appropriate
Must have hands-on Lawson/Infor Human Capital Management core HR & Payroll experience
Responsible for Regional compliance across the EMEA region by reviewing and monitoring existing procedures, controls, and practices to ensure compliance with assigned countries within a region as they related to legislative updates, policies, tax & other payroll-related laws and regulations other corporate required activities (e.g.SOX404)
Responsible for input or review of country/regional metrics for assigned country/regional payrolls and any other applicable and/or requested management reports
Attractive compensation package and bonus opportunity for target achievement and high performance

Payroll Consultant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Payroll Consultant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPP, HCM, FPC, KPMG, SAP, PMP, CIPP, PHR, CPA, EC

Education for Payroll Consultant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the payroll consultant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Education, Technical, Business, Accounting, Finance, Computer Science, Business/Administration, Human Resources, Communication, Management

Skills for Payroll Consultant

Desired skills for payroll consultant include:

Payroll processing and legislative requirements
Mainframe and TLM is an asset
Payroll processing and legislative requirements of at least one primary country
Payroll operation and processing
Policies and procedures
Federal and state wage and hour laws
HR function & processes
Payroll practices

Desired experience for payroll consultant includes:

Experience in a senior consulting role with a PeopleSoft installation that implemented the Payroll modules within North America
Significant payroll experience with a sound working knowledge of ADP Freedom system - Essential (applications without this will be rejected)
The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience in a similar role, preferably with prior experience with multiple countries/region statutory requirements
Experience with 3rd party payroll vendors and PeopleSoft HR, Time & Labour system a plus
Technical expert with in-depth knowledge in Payroll and strong knowledge of other areas Expats
Must be familiar with all aspects of payroll processing including payroll production, reconciliation, tax and payroll related laws and regulations for multiple countries/region

Payroll Consultant Examples


Payroll Consultant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of payroll consultant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for payroll consultant
  • Guide clients in the design, build and deployment of Workday payroll to meet their specific business needs
  • Perform analysis and effective diagnosis of client issues and manage day-to-day interactions with clients, sponsors and stakeholders
  • Support initiatives to analyze and enhance controls across Global Payroll processes and systems
  • Engage with our clients to understand their business needs regarding the payroll application
  • Leverage your payroll knowledge to consult on best practices and assist clients in designing and building a solution that meets their needs
  • Serve as lead resource for input and maintenance of the HRMS site
  • Assist in the development, maintenance and delivery of in-house HRMS training programs to customers
  • Establish and maintain standard operating procedures
  • Compile payroll data such as garnishments, vacation time, insurance and 401(k) deductions for full service clients
  • Assist clients with electronic time gathering and review information for completeness and accuracy
Qualifications for payroll consultant
  • Workday HCM and Payroll Certification is required
  • Must have completed a minimum of two (2) full-cycle, hands-on Workday Payroll implementations
  • Broad-based knowledge of US and/or Canadian Payroll and Human Capital Management
  • Experience defining HCM/Payroll business and systems strategy, developing system requirements, designing and prototyping, testing, training, defining support procedures and implementing practical business solutions under multiple deadlines
  • Experience designing and implementing technology-enabled HCM/Payroll business solutions for clients
  • Strong oral and written presentation and communication skills required

Payroll Consultant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a payroll consultant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for payroll consultant
  • Collect all necessary data from client (end-user) to make the implementation accurate and efficient
  • Assist team with HRMS platform set-up to client with aggressive timelines while maintaining high accuracy and exceptional customer service
  • Balance and reconcile payroll data for accurate year-to-date totals prior to processing first live payroll
  • Assist team in the collaboration with necessary 3rd parties to implement client’s plug-and-play features
  • Train end-user(s) on functionality of the implemented platform(s) through in-person or webinars and create and provide training materials as appropriate
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all data processed & safeguard against breaches
  • Responsible for assisting in system testing and validation as needed for scheduled upgrades, new releases
  • Configuration specifications for the Infor/Workday Timekeeping System
  • Communicating with Timekeeping Vendor and Information Technology teams
  • Coordination and processing of all interfaces into and out of the timekeeping system
Qualifications for payroll consultant
  • Team oriented with an ability and strong desire to mentor less experienced consultants
  • Located and able to work in the US with the ability to travel up to 40-60%
  • Personnel shall have extensive knowledge of Payroll and Benefits
  • Personnel shall have a minimum 7 years Oracle Application E-Business Suite and Oracle R12 EBS experience and implementation of functional and technical requirements or have both technical and functional knowledge
  • Have completed successful implementations of functional and/or technical requirements for no less than 3 other implementations of Oracle E-business Suite to include the appropriate modules, tools, and applications
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred and 7+ years of experience in a similar consulting role

Payroll Consultant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of payroll consultant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for payroll consultant
  • Producing various payroll reports
  • Most importantly, you will be part of the team that pays our 6,000 employees accurately and on time, so you will help us process the payroll and benefits to achieve this
  • Our Payroll team interacts directly with our customers so you will be talking to people both face to face and by phone the times someone comes to see you
  • You will provide support to other team members on technical payroll queries
  • There will be a lot of detailed tasks, such as reconciliation of benefit costs, root cause analysis and report production that you will be part of, so you must enjoy that kind of work
  • We’d like you to be proactive in problem solving and making change happen so we can be better
  • We’d also like you to share your knowledge both with the team and the business
  • Act as change owner in change request process
  • Clearly and effectively communicate a deployment approach/strategy
  • Drive creation of new, value-add programs to drive customer feature adoption
Qualifications for payroll consultant
  • Functional knowledge across the payroll function including areas of payroll such as core payroll and payroll processing, time & attendance, leave of absence, and payroll interface
  • Workday HCM and Payroll Certification is preferred
  • Associates degree in Accounting or HR – preferred –
  • Previous Payroll and/or Human Resources experience
  • Strong data entry skills in entering information into tracking systems/databases
  • Very strong customer service and communication skills required

Payroll Consultant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a payroll consultant. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for payroll consultant
  • Facilitate discovery sessions, standard integration and functionality overviews, trainings and implementation project meetings as required by the customer
  • Act as a liaison to translate customer requirements and feedback to and from the customer and internal teams
  • Formulate a plan for testing data integration including oversight and support of component and user acceptance testing
  • Triage and resolve any issues identified in the testing effort
  • Vendor manage and provide support to off-shore team members that are assisting with analysis and testing efforts
  • Collaborate with Product Management, Operations and Sales to ensure alignment
  • Provide regular payroll maintenance and process payroll runs for multiple clients with differing configurations and requirements within the HRIS system
  • Process payroll related taxes for multiple states and localities
  • Maintain earnings and deductions, garnishment processing and retirement plan deductions including accurate taxability requirements
  • Establish and maintain up-to-date HRIS functional departmental documentation and standard operating procedures
Qualifications for payroll consultant
  • Must be able to handle a wide work variety, manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, self-starter and have the ability to prioritize workload
  • FPC and/or CPP Certified through American Payroll Association – helpful - but not required
  • PHR and/or SHRM-CP certified– helpful but not required
  • 5+ years payroll experience and 2+ years stock administration experience required, with public company experience a plus
  • Understanding of applicable Federal, State, and local payroll and related tax laws, regulations, and statutes

Payroll Consultant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of payroll consultant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for payroll consultant
  • Provide excellent customer service and support to clients and maintain regular, open and professional communication with internal business partners and colleagues
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all data processed & safeguards against breaches
  • Identify improvements and opportunities to automate processes
  • Manage multiple priorities and tasks daily
  • Troubleshoot customer issues and provide timely and accurate solutions
  • May conduct payroll process training for business customers and assist in development and maintenance of end-user payroll training manuals and materials
  • May handle system configuration
  • May identify and communicate payroll system requirements and participate in troubleshooting
  • Maintain flexibility and adaptability to change and growth
  • Reviews payroll adjustment requests to ensure proper authorization and compliance with corporate policies, employment tax & other payroll-related laws
Qualifications for payroll consultant
  • Knowledge of internal controls, SOX documentation and control testing experience a plus
  • Prior experience with Oracle Cloud/Fusion Payroll, Time and Labor preferred
  • Test system changes, enhancements, and upgrades related to payroll
  • 5 plus years working experience in US and Canada Payroll (preferred)
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) highly preferred
  • 3 + years of experience in payroll and implementation

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