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Payroll Analyst

Company: Golden State Water Company
Location: San Dimas
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Golden State Water Company is one of the largest investor-owned water utilities in the United States. We have been all about water for more than 80 years. Our team of professionals delivers reliable, quality water and great service to customers in 75 communities across California. POSITION DEFINITION: The Payroll Analyst is part of the Team that provides full-service, entirely in-house payroll services issuing weekly and bi-weekly payroll. Responsibilities of the Payroll Department are divided into two main functions. The first function consists of payroll preparation/processing, remittances other than payroll-taxes (e.g., garnishments, 401(k) administrator transmittals), related recordkeeping, payroll software-application management, maintenance of related GL-account balances and analysis, and laws with respect to the issuance of payroll. The second function pertains to tax-payment remittances, tax reporting, related recordkeeping, maintenance of related GL-account balances and analysis, laws with respect to the taxability of compensation and tax reporting, special compensation/benefit computations (e.g., gross-ups, equity-comp treatment), and resolving matters with taxing authorities. All members of the Payroll Department, are expected to be cross-trained and assume responsibilities for both areas. Accountability: Given the inherently high degree of precision, accuracy, and timeliness required of the Payroll function, responding to employee inquiries/concerns, and the highly sensitive and confidential nature of the work, the incumbent is expected to provide professional level payroll support to all internal customers. Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesPayroll processing (regular and interim/special), maintenance of employee payroll records, garnishment processing, all in compliance with federal, state, and local wage-payment regulationsPayroll tax remitting/processingBookkeeping/accounting and analysis of all payroll-related GL accountsCollaborative, proactive interaction with Human Capital Management and operational units to ensure a timely payroll processFull reconciliation/validation of data prior to transmission/remittance with adherence to standardized processes to maintain a controlled environmentKnowledge and application of taxation requirements and reporting, including monitoring and incorporating tax law changes in the Department's execution of its responsibilitiesKnowledge and application of employee benefits tax treatment, including company-provided vehicle benefitsKnowledge of application of employee benefit deductionsAbility to understand the application of sick, vacation and PTO benefitsMay be responsible for responding to internal and external audit data requestsSelf-review their own and review/cross-check other team members' work to support a "no-error" goalCollaborate with coworkers on solutions and options, keeping the team well informed on issues, changes, and new requirementsIdentify issues that require management's review and inputMaintain absolute confidentiality of all Payroll and Human Capital Management (HCM) Department information, including verbally, electronically, and physically securing recordsAdapt quickly to changing priorities, taking on challenges while remaining professionalTakes lead on delivery of all tax returns/reportsSpecial projects and other duties as assigned MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or Business preferred Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) credential highly preferredMinimum of five (5) years' experience in Payroll and Payroll Tax areasHigh aptitude and proficiency in use of software applications, especially advanced Excel skillsStrong knowledge of federal and state regulationsExcellent written and oral communication skillsPDN-993757b4-70f9-48ea-b2bb-584b46a6da1c

Keywords: Golden State Water Company, Los Angeles , Payroll Analyst, Professions , San Dimas, California

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