Sr. Analyst, Payroll

North Bergen, NJ +1

As an essential part of our payroll team, the Senior Analyst, Payroll role provides operational support with full cycle payroll processing. The Sr. Analyst, Payroll will maintain business continuity in the absence of the Payroll Manager, provide input and support on process improvements, system integrations, implement processes, and document procedures for internal controls. The position will conduct periodic internal audits of various payroll areas and document recommendation for improvements and guidance of any changes. The ideal candidate is extremely detail-oriented, possesses strong leadership skills and significant knowledge of payroll administration including state and federal regulations. The position reports to the Sr. Payroll Operations Manager and is a hybrid role based in our North Bergen, NJ, corporate office.


The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Payroll to...

  • Collaborate with various Third-Party providers and Human Resources areas to ensure seamless data workflow of inbound and outbound payroll interfaces.
  • Perform periodic internal audits of various payroll areas.
  • Assist manager in preparing data material for internal and external audit requests.
  • Partner with People Services to communicate overpayments and corrections effectively, resolving issues and updating Payroll system as needed.
  • Ensure accurate, timely and adequate follow up of Payroll related inquiries that come through Service Now.
  • Assist with preparation of employee balance adjustments to ensure quarterly and year-end filings are accurate.
  • Assist with testing of new pay components and SAP payroll system updates.
  • Develop and maintain spreadsheets and ad-hoc report requests.
  • Update and develop Standard Operating Procedures as needed.
  • Complete special assignments as needed.


The accomplished individual will possess...

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
  • American Payroll Association Certification a plus
  • 5 years of full payroll cycle processing experience
  • Hands-on experience with SAP Employee Central Payroll preferred


An outstanding professional will have...

  • Knowledge and understanding of Payroll concepts and pay based calculations.
  • Knowledge of SAP Employee Central Payroll processing and payroll concepts preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Federal, state and local regulations.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, as well as the ability to multi-task.
  • Outstanding customer service orientation and ability to resolve issues independently.
  • Strong decision-making, problem solving skills and root cause analysis to resolve problems.
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) skills
  • Ability to collaborate and provide information to both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work in team setting and communicate effectively with cross-functional groups.
  • Ability to become Subject matter expert in Payroll processes, and efficiencies.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion.


Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person’s career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.


Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Tapestry, Inc. at

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