Sr. Payroll Systems Analyst - REMOTE in Secaucus, NJ at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/3/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    500 Plaza Drive
    Secaucus, NJ
  • Date Posted:
  • Function
  • Job Family
  • Remote
  • Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Shift

Job Description

The Remote Senior Payroll Systems Analyst role is responsible for supporting the Corporate Payroll Operations and Tax teams by ensuring appropriate system functionality of Oracle Cloud HCM to perform periodic payrolls and tax reporting.  The Senior Payroll Systems Analyst is responsible for collaborating with internal and external partners & collecting requirements for the Business Requirement Document, solutioning & resolving defects, recommending & implementing enhancements, performing unit and user acceptance testing, and creating change control.

The Senior Payroll Systems Analyst requires expertise in complex payroll and timekeeping functions, as well as basic knowledge of benefit, compensation, general auditing, payroll tax and accounting functions.  This knowledge will be applied to technically support the related payroll, payroll tax, timekeeping and accounting teams and systems.  Under minimal direction, makes technical decisions regarding interpretation of data, facts, procedures, policy, tax and DOL laws.  Responsibility for ongoing system analysis, Oracle Cloud HCM system updates and enhancements to the in-house payroll, tax filing and timekeeping systems and their related reports and interfaces, in conjunction with HRIS and IT.   Leads and/or supports projects such as acquisition integrations, benefits initiatives, system upgrades and year end.

  • Researches high level inquiries or system errors for the bi-weekly payroll processing as the first point of escalation for payroll supervisor in Oracle Cloud HCM.  Leads testing in special payrolls, such as the PTO payout and bonus payroll process, including merging input files and implementing audits and controls.  

  • Supports bi-weekly, monthly and quarterly tax reporting, year-end W-2 processing and Multi-Worksite reporting.   By keeping current on payroll tax laws and requirements, ensures compliance by developing electronic solutions for tax filing and reconciliation.

  • Interprets, tests and implements all Oracle Cloud HCM updates as well as major system version upgrades.  May develop methodology, tools and procedures to ensure integration between applications and regulations/policies.  Provides recommendations and creates or updates documentation and system training relative to system modifications and/or enhancements.

  • Prepares detailed design and programming specifications for automated payroll programs and interfaces.  Provides payroll reports using ad hoc report writer product (Oracle Business Intelligence), to meet specific needs of local business units or corporate departments such as payroll operations, compensation, human resources, benefits, accounting, etc.  Recommends new interfaces or programs and revisions to existing programs.  Submits and manages change requests for payroll and time & labor enhancements.

  • Leads and/or supports the acquisition project team from a payroll and time & labor perspective.  Keeps manager informed of critical deadlines and engages support where necessary.  Leads various projects for process improvement or new endeavors which may include outside vendors (payroll, benefits and/or HR).  Supports and/or leads the interdepartmental year end project plan.

  • Researches complex payroll and time & labor calculations and processing questions that may relate to garnishment processing, taxation, reversals, adjustments or off-cycle check processing utilizing in depth knowledge of the systems.  May run test payrolls to duplicate issues or enlist the support of HR systems or Oracle Global support.  Recommends resolutions to the Sr. Payroll Manager or Director, Payroll.

  • Maintains the time & labor system as needed.  Tests all new system set ups and troubleshoots issues.  Tests all requests for service related to time & labor ensuring DOL and company policy compliance.  Tests interfaces and makes process change recommendations as needed.  Works on implementation team for integrations of groups new to Oracle time & labor.  Supports time & labor reporting for finance controllers, HR and payroll customers.

  • Updates and maintains payroll related configuration and tables such as companies, pay groups, earnings, deductions, localities, taxation definitions.  Ensures proper set up for new deductions, taxes & earnings (i.e. taxation, wage reporting & benefit eligibility).

  • Creates and updates documentation for payroll system related processes and procedures. Reviews system requirements with payroll leadership to ensure appropriate levels of knowledge are maintained and distributed.   Conducts training sessions on software or system procedures as needed.

Education Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business or Human Resources or equivalent experience required

Work Experience:

  • 6 years of experience in a Human Resources, HR Technology, Payroll or Time & Labor role
  • 6 years of professional experience with Oracle HCM Cloud or another Cloud based HCM or payroll technology
  • Oracle Time & Labor experience a plus


  • Must have good project management skills
  • Advanced payroll and system analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Customer focused mindset
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Basic knowledge of PeopleSoft and/or Oracle HCM Cloud experience
  • CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) is a plus

Physical and Mental:

  • Ability to multi-task, Analytical skills, Ability to follow verbal or written instructions, thinking analytically, Communication, Using effective verbal communication, using effective written communication, Handling stress & emotions, Concentrating on tasks, Making decisions, Adjusting to change