Analyst, Workday Payroll Analyst

University of Maryland Division of Information Technology   College Park, MD   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on November 14, 2023
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Position title: Analyst, Workday Payroll Analyst

Position #: 128581


The Workday Payroll Analyst will be a part of the Workday Enterprise Services Team at the University of Maryland, College Park in the Division of Information Technology (DIT). This position serves as a subject matter expert for the payroll/payroll accounting processing and will support continuous improvement of business processes by performing cross functional solutions analysis, design, configuration, testing and implementation across the Workday business areas and integrating systems that support the business process. This role will partner with business stakeholders on solutions and then implement system changes to support the end-to-end business process and requirements with State agencies.


This role will regularly collaborate with other Workday Business Process as well as Workday Support and Development teams, end users, business sponsors and application teams outside of Workday to confirm business requirements, identify solutions that support the end-to-end business process and enhance business capabilities. The Payroll Analyst will maintain breadth of knowledge across various business processes and the applications that support the payroll, and payroll accounting processes.


The Workday Payroll Analyst contributes to the creation of deliverables of the highest quality and presents leading practice solutions. This role will support the objectives of the Workday Enterprise Services team, document processes and requirements, perform system configuration, coordinate, plan and execute testing efforts, and use a variety of project management tools to track and report status and progress. The successful candidate is an excellent communicator, critical thinker, motivated with a positive attitude, and able to independently work on and balance priorities for multiple initiatives.


Minimum Qualifications:



* Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.




* Experience providing support, problem identification, and resolution.

* Minimum of five (5+) years’ experience with payroll, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems (e.g. Workday) including a minimum of three (3+) years’ of specific experience with payroll and payroll related ERP functionality.

* Experience providing support, problem identification, and resolution.

* Recent experience as a day-to-day ERP system administrator (including transactions that impact payroll such as new hires, payroll related data changes, time and leave, etc.)


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


* Strong knowledge of payroll-related processes and functions.


*Ability to identify potential and actual problems, develop solutions and resolve to a positive outcome in the midst of simultaneously occurring work activities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

* Attention to detail and strong organization skills with the ability to provide detailed documentation of processes and procedures.

* Collaboration and strong communication skills to solicit ideas for system improvements, adoption, and ease of use.

* Technical support experience including researching and resolving issues and recommending solutions or alternative methods to meet business needs.

* Demonstrated ability to coordinate a high level of activity under various conditions and constraints.

* Ability to work as part of a team and with members of other functional/technical teams to identify action items, team member responsibilities, etc.

* Ability to understand possible impacts of changes to a highly integrated system, determine the depth/breadth of testing necessary to minimize the risk of system changes, execute and record results of testing, etc.

* Analytical abilities, critical thinking, and problem-solving competencies to support non-standard, unique problem resolution.

* Exceptional interpersonal skills, including relationship, communication (verbal & written), and conflict management.

* Experience and knowledge of other ERP/Workday modules preferred (such as Absence, Time Tracking, and Compensation).

* Ability to understand, evaluate, and recommend changes to configuration, business processes, and reports.

* Expertise with office productivity applications such as Google Workspace or Microsoft Office.



* Experience with large-scale, cross-functional technology implementations.

* Facilitation and presentation with large audiences.

* Experience with issue resolution using a ticketing system (e.g., Service Now).

* Workday ERP Payroll, Payroll Accounting and Time Experience.


Additional information: 


Benefits Included:

Medical, dental, and vision coverage designed to help you and your family live a healthy lifestyle.

* Flexible work opportunities

UMCP Tuition Remission for employees, and their dependents to grow and achieve greatness.

Generous paid time off package to address work/life balance and maintain well-being.

Retirement Benefits created to aid employees in reaching future retirement goals.

* And many more…

Salary range: $98,000-$105,000

**This position does not provide sponsorship for Visas.

Physical demands: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Repetitive motion. Occasional evening and weekend work to meet deadlines. Sitting for extended periods of time. Dexterity of hands and fingers required to operate a computer keyboard or mouse, and to handle other computer components.


Best consideration date: 12/04/2023 or open until filled


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Background Check: Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.