Payroll Analyst, Workday

Lowe's Companies, Inc. Mooresville, NC
Lowe's is in the process of transitioning from PeopleSoft to Workday payroll. This position will have a key-supporting role in the project and the Workday payroll environment and processes. The primary purpose of this role is to serve as an accounting liaison for a variety of accounting functions, to include the preparation, processing, maintenance, verification, and reconciliation of payroll records and payment of funds for employees. This includes responsibility for coordinating and performing work processes that require a thorough, working knowledge of payroll and human resource information systems, accounting functions, payroll processes, and government regulations pertaining to payroll. In addition, this role sets up earnings codes and performs tests subsequently.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Key-supporting resource in the transition of the current payroll application from PeopleSoft to Workday.

* The Payroll Analyst will be involved in all aspects of transition including testing and validation of earnings and deductions, general ledger mapping, tax data, etc.

* Collects, analyzes, updates, and reconciles payroll data on a bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.

* Assists in the performance of a variety of accounting duties in the preparation, processing, and maintenance of payroll and salary calculations so employees are paid accurately and on time.

* Researches and analyzes discrepancies and processes appropriate corrections.

* Ensures the accuracy of payroll earnings codes and maintains PeopleSoft tables as needed to ensure alignment and accuracy with general ledger.

* Assists in the processing of payroll interfaces such as direct deposit, general ledger, and others requiring timely and accurate processing.

* Coordinates and monitors posting payroll transactions to the general ledger.

* Ensures accurate testing and set up of testing codes to report to the general ledger.

* Supports the Functional Payroll Consultant including research and processing of payroll adjustment entries, bi-weekly payroll processing, Sarbanes-Oxley quarterly testing, fiscal month-end and year-end close of payroll accounts, and the production and balancing of W-2's.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

* Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business related field.

* 5+ years of experience in HR and/or payroll processing with core payroll knowledge.

* Expert knowledge of all Workday payroll processes and configurations.

* Knowledge of Kronos and other software that interface with the payroll system.

* Experience in high volume garnishment processing.

* Knowledge of general ledger, journal entries, and payroll taxes.

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

* PeopleSoft to Workday payroll implementation experience.

* Experience in HR/Payroll processing in a large volume, multi-state environment. Function Payroll Certification or Certified Payroll Professional. Proficient use of MS Access.

Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNEĀ® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2017 sales of $68.6 billion, Lowe's and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,390 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 310,000 people. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

Lowe's is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.