Posting Job Description
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. seeks an Analyst for the HR Services Payroll Settlement & Accounting department. The Analyst for Payroll Settlement and Accounting works collaboratively with Payroll, Payroll Tax, Finance, and other third-party groups to process check cancellations, direct deposit reversals and rejections, stop payments, cancellations with the bank, and other related processes. This individual is responsible for analyzing, researching and resolving issues and addressing related settlement and accounting inquiries. The Analyst will process, validate, and conduct downstream impact analysis of payments posted, reversed, adjusted and appealed as an essential function of this position. This individual will monitor the payroll general ledger accounts and obtain and log supporting documentation for journal entries and account reconciliations. He/she will participate in special projects when required.
Perform payroll settlement and accounting activities utilizing Workday Payroll including but not limited to:
Review wage, payroll and tax reports generated by Workday Payroll for accuracy of total wages, and labor distribution. Analyzes results, investigates any problems and resolves discrepancies, as appropriate.
Review and investigate any 'suspense' accounting issues or posting errors into SAP.
Process check reversals and other adjusting transactions in Workday.
Monitor and reconcile accounts against the general ledger.
Perform check printing through integration to Bottomline Check Management and print other checks (e.g., Worker's Compensation Checks).
Coordinate with employees, internal/external parties in check cancellations, direct deposit reversals and rejections, stop payments, and other issues with banks:
Process these transactions and ensure the payroll and bank systems are impacted in a timely manner.
Maintain a log of these transactions including appropriate supporting documentation.
Research and monitor payroll outstanding items on a regular basis. Ensure the transactions are appropriately adjusted in the appropriate systems and journal entries have been posted in SAP. If required, liaise with Payroll Tax to issue updated tax documents.
Reconcile non-wage related transactions including but not limited to quarterly dividend payments, stock options, and other payments as it relates to WarnerMedia intercompany charges.
Research and respond to payroll settlement and accounting related inquiries from employees, agencies, and other internal/external parties.
Reconcile invoices from third-party vendors. Ensure that vendors maintain accurate and timely billing and provide complete and accurate reporting of all charges. Implement proper controls and procedures to ensure all charges are accurate before sending to management for approval.
Create and publish a monthly summary report of transactions processed and corresponding statuses to management.
Support the Payroll Settlement and Accounting Manager with other projects and tasks as required.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field or equivalent combination of work experience required.
CPP, CPA or FPC certification preferred.
Minimum 2 years of experience with Workday HR/payroll preferred.
Minimum 2 years related experience in data analysis or error correction required.
Minimum 2 years related experience in payroll processes required.
Understanding of federal and state regulations related to salaries, wages, taxes, benefits, and other payroll related matters required.
Previous experience in working with enterprise HR and payroll systems required.
Previous experience in a confidential environment strongly preferred.
Payroll software implementation experience preferred.
Experience with Workday HR/payroll integration and mass data change uploads (EIB) preferred.
Experience with systems and processes related to union payroll processing required.
Experience with check management and producing high volumes of check printing.
Experience with a large multi-business unit organization a plus.
Experience working in a shared services organization a plus.
Knowledge of payroll practices, tax and garnishment laws, and record keeping.
Knowledge of Windows, Excel, Microsoft Word, and Outlook required; Microsoft Access preferred.