Senior Payroll Analyst

Lakeshore Talent

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Lakeshore Talent is seeking an experienced Senior Payroll & HRIS Analyst for a client, a large company based in Centennial, CO. This is a direct hire opportunity!

Location: Centennial, CO
Pay: $72,000 – $82,000 per year
Schedule: The position is fully in-office for the first month for training. Most of the team works in the office four days a week with one day remote flexibility.


  • Serve as a backup to the Sr Payroll Specialist.
  • Assist the Sr Payroll Specialist with research to ensure compliance with City, State, and Federal guidelines.
  • Proactively reviewing the updated HR rules/regulations in multistate payroll system.
  • Audit the payroll each pay period for integrity, accuracy, and completeness.
  • Utilize Excel V-lookups and Pivot tables for data analysis.
  • Reconcile one-time payments by comparing payroll input to output.
  • Establish baselines to validate overtime pay and regularly scheduled hours for non-exempt employees.
  • Define clear segregation of duties and document them.
  • Create documentation of payroll audit procedures.
  • Analyze the current use of the ADP time and attendance module.
  • Develop processes and build relationships with Operations Supervisors on ADP deadlines.
  • Provide explanations of variances between payrolls.
  • Complete all state and federal pay reporting requirements, including pay equity analysis for Affirmative Action.
  • Generate payroll upload files and reports as needed from ADP.
  • Create merit and bonus templates and collaborate with appropriate leaders to complete them.
  • Manage the development and ongoing evaluation of the company’s compensation structure and philosophy.
  • Lead recommendations, development, implementation, and oversight of variable pay/incentive programs and policies.
  • Administer and communicate employee pay adjustments such as promotions, market adjustments, and reclassifications.
  • Assist with special projects related to pay programs.
  • Adhere to and promote proper practices and techniques consistent with current operating procedures, safety practices, IRS guidelines, and Company policies.


  • Bachelor’s degree or 11 years of related experience in lieu of a degree.
  • 6-9 years of payroll experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Prior experience utilizing multiple payroll platforms, with one of these platforms being ADP or expert level experience with ADP.
  • HRIS experience
  • Strong knowledge of HR rules and regulations 
  • Must be interactive, communicative, and possess high analytical skills.
  • Strong understanding of payroll processes and procedures.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with integrity.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • FPC or CPP certification 
  • Payroll experience in a manufacturing type of environment
  • Experience completing government pay reporting


  • Mission-driven organization.
  • Focus on health and wellness.
  • Onsite clinic for employees and dependents.
  • Onsite gym.


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