Payroll Specialist (Workday)

OneSource IT, Inc. - Rockville, MD

Full-time | Contract
Workday Payroll HCM Functional Expert

Our client is seeking a Senior Workday Payroll Expert. The position is located in Rockville, MD.

Primary Duties:
In conjunction with the Payroll, ensure that all payroll administration and accounting processes are regularly evaluated to be as streamlined and efficient as possible.
Maintain all critical payroll controls and procedures, including developing and enforcing standards, to ensure the accuracy and timelines of payroll processing, including manual and automated input to the payroll system as well as output from the payroll system to other systems.
Assist overseeing all aspects of wage attachment processing.
Prepare payment requests for all third-party payroll liabilities other than taxes.
Promptly executes all pre- and post-processing audits to validate payroll accuracy and promptly makes any necessary adjustments so that employees and other key stakeholders have an error-free payroll experience. Inform key stakeholders regarding errors or corrections as appropriate.
Enter and release off-cycle On-Demand payments as needed.
Collaborate with the Tax department, FM&C (Financial Mgmt & Control) and Human Resources stakeholder (e.g. Benefits) on all payroll issues.
Serves as the Tier 3 expert for payroll matters, ensuring that all inquiries and cases are resolved as quickly as possible with a focus on providing superior customer service.
Maintain a wide variety of payroll information, files and records in written and electronic formats for the purpose of providing an up-to-date reference and audit trail for compliance.
Escalate potential service issues to the Payroll Manager or Director.

Skills Required:
Knowledge of payroll administration, controls, governance, and accounting best practices with established network for keeping current.
Knowledge of current federal, state, and local regulatory and compliance obligations related to payroll and how to fulfill them in a timely and accurate manner.
Understanding of multi-state payroll practices, requirements, and financial/tax implications.
Knowledge of Workday Payroll module required
Ability to function as a working (hands-on) payroll lead processing payrolls, as well as cover for team members in back-up role for vacation and/or high-volume work efforts.
Strong focus on customer service, working as a supportive escalation expert to the HR Shared Services Center and a valued partner to other COEs and HR Business Partners as required.
Proven ability to manage highly sensitive information, working with internal partners to accomplish objectives without compromising a high threshold for discretion and confidentiality.
Strong aptitude for mathematics; highly analytical with a sharp focus on detail and accuracy; able to think logically yet broadly to solve immediate issues, identify and diagnose root cause of systemic issues, and take a leadership role in driving improvements and efficiencies.
Highly effective communicator with an ability to effectively correspond verbally and in writing with multiple constituencies at all levels across the organization.
Accomplished organizational and time management skills to successfully manage multiple priorities at a given time and deliver excellent results with a sense of urgency.
Effective manager capable of successfully engaging and leveraging the expertise of assigned team members.
Strong skills in Microsoft Office applications, especially MS Word, MS Excel and MS Access.