Payroll Analyst

Rocket Software

Rocket Software

IT, Accounting & Finance
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

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Job Description Summary:

The Payroll Analyst position is responsible for managing and supporting our global payroll process for our payrolls in the APAC region. The ideal candidate will have excellent payroll management skills and implementing payroll process improvements and strong project management skills to coordinate the planning, implementation, and administration of programs.

This role will require establishing an excellent working relationship with our payroll vendors to develop, adjust, and enhance payroll systems and procedures due to changes in tax laws, regulations, and our pay policies/compensation initiatives. This position will foster relationships with internal stakeholders such as Tax, Legal, Finance, IT, as well as with our external vendors.

This role is ideally suited for someone with the ability to manage vendors and employees as they process payroll globally, influence and effectively communicate cross-functionally in a fast-paced, growing, and ever-changing environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Payroll & Benefits: Manage International payroll processing for assigned jurisdictions, compliance, and work closely with the payroll vendor and accountants on various accounting activities.
  • Payroll Processing & Controls: Ensure proper reviews are in place for payroll output from payroll vendor. This includes ensuring all payroll inputs are accurately captured. Includes but not limited to performing payroll analysis such as total gross payroll to net payment, the average paid per headcount by country, and comparison of analysis to the prior period, etc.
  • Employee experience: Respond to employee inquiries and serve as a liaison between employee and third-party providers; educate and counsel employees on how to use self-service tools and address issues that fall outside the scope of self-service, including leaves of absence, benefits changes, hourly time tracking and overtime.
  • Being diligent and complaint to the payroll process manual / procedures.
  • Third parties: Manage third-party vendors (including international payroll providers) and the preparation, analysis, and maintenance of all payroll related reports, including governmental and regulatory filings.
  • Cross-functional partnerships: Work with internal partners in Human Resources/ Recruiting/ Strategic Finance/ Legal to facilitate and improve the payroll processes, including benefits and withholdings (e.g., leave of absence, employee benefits, retirement and leave balances, flexible spending accounts, etc.)
  • Payroll Reconciliation and Validation: Review all payroll reporting and ensure accurate and timely filing with appropriate government authorities.
  • Year-End: Manage the annual preparation and delivery of yearly forms as required within the jurisdictions
  • Ad hoc Payroll support as an when needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Systems: Experience with Workday (or equivalent ERP), activpayroll, UKG (Immedis), ADP Celergo payroll vendors, and Excel (think pivot tables and lookups) a definite plus.
  • Experience with payroll system implementation.
  • Process Oriented: Strong understanding of payroll processes and best practices.
  • Excellent management and organizational skills.
  • Technical skills: Thorough knowledge of payroll-related state, legal, tax, and compliance requirements
  • Communication: Strong verbal and written communication skills needed to interface and establish rapport with all levels of the organization including executive team members.
  • Experience processing payroll in India required.
  • Experience processing payroll in Australia, Japan, Philippines and Singapore a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A proactive, high-energy attitude geared towards achieving continuous improvement.
  • Flexibility: Ability to operate in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving, and data-driven organization.
  • Entrepreneurial; someone who wants to build out the global payroll process.


  • BS degree or equivalent. Chartered Accountant or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation a plus.

Rocket Software Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Rocket Software Inc. is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Rocket is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please call: 781-577-4321 or send an email to We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!