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Workday Payroll Administrator

Req #: 244240
Location: Oklahoma City, OK US
Job Category: Finance and Accounting
Minimum Clearance Required: None

Job Description

What You’ll Get to Do:

As the Workday Payroll Administrator, you will provide Workday leadership and execution of the Workday Payroll application at the CACI SSC.  This includes working directly with the SSC Payroll team and HR team in a high-volume , fast-paced environment. 

More About the Role:

  • Design and develop solutions for U.S. Payroll using the Workday HCM and Payroll knowledge base. Knowledge base must include the following: system configuration/operational experience, reconciliation and verification of on-cycle, off-cycle and retro payroll data, payroll file maintenance, preparation of periodic reports of earnings, deductions, withholdings, and taxes.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for researching, troubleshooting, and resolving integration and production issues, payroll processing errors and escalations, applying best practices and ensuring long-standing solutions. Understand cross functional impacts of certain configuration decisions/touch points, downstream impact of changes to the configuration, data, and integrations.
  • Design and document configuration changes by thorough testing documentation and impact analysis.
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to troubleshoot, test, and implement efficient solutions.
  • Perform Workday administrative functions including security maintenance, payroll business process and tasks configurations, tenant configuration, data loads, integrations, and learning, configuring, and presenting the feature release upgrades and opt-in functionality.
  • Perform Break-Fix on current configuration/payroll processes. Identify trends, determine root cause, analyze future implications, and determine the most effective solutions.
  • Support business process strategies for end-to-end payroll processes to achieve efficiency, productivity, and improved control.
  • Engage with the Workday HCM and payroll teams to ensure appropriate business processes and security is implemented and maintained.
  • Ensure compliance with policies, regulations, wage tax laws, segregation of duties, SOX, DOL, and other federal and state legislation impacting payroll.  Adhere to control objectives established with internal audit.
  • Streamline and revise payroll procedures; recommend and implement changes leading to best practices and provide solutions to payroll, human resources, and finance.
  • Coordinate tax set ups and filings of remote office locations in various states and localities. Ability to understand and explain the alternate work location functionality, impact to taxation, and required information for accurate system calculations.
  • Provide support to year-end tax reporting and work with vendors to ensure all imputed income is captured and appropriately reported.
  • Resolve escalated payroll issues, provide expert payroll knowledge such as special/unique payrolls, 401K administration, benefits, international assignees, tax regulations and tax exception for states and locals.  Troubleshoot payroll escalations pertaining to local income tax calculations performed by Workday, state/local tax reciprocity rules, review annual changes to tax regulations and impact to system configuration.
  • Create ad-hoc reports and report accurate data to stakeholders.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Outcome driven mindset with complete focus on enabling the business
  • Experience with Workday Payroll and HCM is required
  • Costpoint/Deltek experience a plus
  • Current or previous Workday certification for US Payroll. Certification must have been issued by Workday via a registered partner. Previous certification should be no longer than 2 releases ago (WD31 or higher)
  • 6+ years of recent hands-on payroll processing experience with multi-state and multi-company payroll required, including absence and time and attendance management. Should also have experience leading or processing 2-3-year end projects for payroll
  • Organized and focused to drive meaningful results, process improvements, manage complexity, and meet operational deadlines
  • Strong ability to work as a team, strong collaboration and develop business relationships to drive outcomes
  • Experience with system upgrades or implementations a plus (HCM, Payroll, Workday, ADP); advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, pivot tables, VLOOKUP’s, and complex formulas
  • College degree is required
  • Advanced knowledge of state and local tax regulations with exceptions to taxable wages and applied reciprocity, especially for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, California and Pennsylvania local income and service tax.
  • Advanced knowledge of W-2’s, how they are calculated, and reporting guidelines
  • Processing and configuration of international assignee payroll is a plus
  • Experience with configuring and publishing W-2’s and other tax documents using Workday
  • Strong understanding of Enterprise Interface Builders (EIB’s) and ability to configure and edit templates based on business requirements
  • Ability to identify gaps in payroll processing and controls based on current Workday features
  • Experience delivering recommendations for new Workday features and functions that are specific to company and payroll processes currently in place

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC)
  • Processing and configuration of international assignee payroll.
  • Experience with company performing services/product directly to the Federal government
  • Consulting background

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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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