Payroll Analyst (Temp)

Pattern Energy - San Francisco, CA


Pattern Energy Group is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America, Japan, and parts of Latin America. The company focuses primarily on wind, solar and transmission. The Pattern Energy Group team has a history as one of the top North American renewable energy and transmission providers in the industry. The team is dedicated to delivering the highest value for its customers, partners, financial supporters and the communities in which it works, while exhibiting a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.

Pattern Energy Group operates in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Mexico with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York, Tokyo, and Toronto. Pattern Energy Group’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco.


Job Purpose

The Payroll Analyst is responsible for the processing and administration of the day to day payroll operations in the United States and Canada and the accuracy of the payroll system to deliver the company's semi-monthly payrolls and benefits programs. The Payroll Analyst will act as backup for the Manager, Payroll and Compliance, be a resource to employees and perform related duties as required. This is a temporary assignment expected to last through mid-April 2020.

Duties and Key Accountabilities

Prepare, process and audit full semi-monthly payroll cycle for the United States using ADP Workforce Now and for Canada using Ceridian for Exempt and Non-Exempt employees in four payroll entities. Total employee population of 500 and growing!
Process payroll inputs into ADP Workforce Now PayData batches including payroll adjustments, corrections and miscellaneous entries. Prepare and submit Excel Workbook grid for Ceridian Canada Payrolls.
Manage employee timecard review process, audit to ensure compliance with Pattern timekeeping and absence policies, resolve discrepancies and import hours into PayData.
Download Payroll output, audit and save in Payroll e-folders.
Provide payroll output reports to Accounting.
Download and review quarterly tax filings.
Process manual checks as needed for terminations, bonuses and lost checks.
Responsible for ensuring compliance with local, state and federal payroll regulations and respond to notices and inquiries from government agencies.
Respond to employee payroll related inquiries with a focus on superior customer service.
Perform periodic internal audits of various payroll areas and prepare materials for external and internal auditors.
Generate reports for finance, human resources and third party vendors using ADP Reporting Tool.
Assist in preparing amendments, W-2C’s and follow up on tax resolution issues.
Ensure compliance with Internal Audit and SOX narratives for payroll operations.
Provides support for special projects as assigned by the Payroll Manager.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience/Qualifications/Education Required

College degree. BA/BS in Business, Accounting, Finance or HR, preferred.
5+ years of US multi-state and Canada payroll experience.
Strong knowledge of federal, state and local wage, hour, tax regulations and laws.
Continuing education to stay abreast of regulatory and professional changes.
Proficient in ADP Workforce Now v.12 or higher.
Advanced Excel skills including VLOOKUP and Pivot Tables.
Membership in APA and other Payroll related Professional Organizations, CPP a plus.
Experience with federal, state, local statutory and worker's compensation payroll audits
Knowledge of Sox controls.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Strong ability to maintain confidentiality for payroll and other employee personal information.
Detail oriented with ability to produce accurate and consistent results under pressure with tight deadlines.
Ability to prioritize and flexibility to meet changing department and company priorities and business needs.

Pattern Energy Group LP is an equal opportunity employer.