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Lead Payroll Analyst Job

Company name
Xcel Energy Inc.

Minneapolis, MN, United States

Employment Type

Accounting, Hr, Finance, Energy

Posted on
Feb 01,2019

Valid Through
May 17,2019

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Location(s): MN - Minneapolis


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you're looking for.



Position Summary

Provide expertise and leadership to ensure accurate and timely payroll processing and financial reporting in a multi-state and multi-company environment. Research and resolve complex payroll and timekeeping issues and inquiries. Assist timekeepers with accurate and timely processing of time and labor data submissions. Provide business system administration for PeopleSoft and timekeeping including table maintenance, reporting, auditing, and testing. Ensure compliance with multiple bargaining agreements, Federal/State/local tax regulations and Company policies. Partner with cross-functional teams and various business areas on payroll and system related projects, interfaces, upgrades and enhancements to ensure data integrity and compliance. Define payroll processes and internal controls and implement appropriate process improvements. Maintain current knowledge of tax laws and policies, interpret impacts for the organization, and implement required process and systems changes to remain compliant and efficient. Must possess a high level of teamwork and communication skills and a high degree of professional customer service with all levels of the organization. 


Essential Responsibilities

*Responsible for ensuring accurate and timely payroll processing (regular, off-cycle and annual) in accordance with all federal, state, and local regulations and tax standards, bargaining agreements, and company policies. Calculate and process complex and high-visibility transactions such as multi-state taxation adjustments, incentive taxation, retroactive adjustments, year-end tax reconciliations, unique bargaining payouts, etc. *Research and analyze complex payroll issues including reconciliations, overpayments, taxation, adjustments. Provide technical payroll processing, calculation, and consulting expertise to Compensation, Payroll Tax, Legal, Workforce Relations, HRBCs, Retirement, Disability Solutions and Data Management on business and technology issues that impact how/when employees are paid. Communicate research and analysis results to a wide variety of audiences including senior executives, timekeepers, employees, and external agencies and vendors. *Provide support for timekeeping systems and timekeepers, including training, managing system access, delivering reporting, supporting processes and procedures, researching issues, reconciling data with other systems, and making data adjustments. *Partner with HRIS, Supply Chain, and Finance to ensure all inbound, outbound, and core HRM systems are configured to be current and compliant with all federal, state, and local regulations as they perform all necessary timekeeping, pay, and taxation calculations and transactions. *Maintain current, diverse knowledge of the payroll and tax landscape, including standards, regulations, policies, regulations and trends. *Participate in and/or lead special projects impacting timekeeping and payroll processes and systems as required.

Minimum Requirements

*Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related business degree or equivalent experience. *Minimum of 7 years experience in payroll processing, accounting, and reporting with an emphasis on payroll and employment tax regulations in a multi-company, multi-jurisdictional environment. *Demonstrated knowledge of privacy laws and applicable benefits and payroll regulations. *Advanced skills/experience in Microsoft Office applications including MS Word and MS Excel are required.


*Experience with multiple payroll systems *SAP experience *Experience with payroll auditing *Familiarity with union and non union pay *Experience with executive pay




As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you're ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Human Resources & Employee Svc || 85210:HR Operations || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 17627

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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Company info

Xcel Energy Inc.
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Company Profile
Our name reflects our core value — excellence in energy products and services. We are committed to customer satisfaction by continuously improving our operations to be a low-cost, reliable, environmentally sound energy provider. We have been successfully proving this to our customers for more than 130 years and will work hard to continue with this commitment in the future.

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