Payroll Senior Analyst more...
Location:Pittsburgh, PA
Company:Howmet Aerospace
First posted:August 31, 2020


Howmet Aerospace Inc. is currently in search of a Payroll Sr. Analyst to join the Financial Shared Services group in Pittsburgh, PA.

This position is responsible for working directly with our payroll outsourcer to ensure accurate payroll processing for Howmet's US employee population, as well as non-US based expatriate employees whose payroll is administered by Alight. This position is also responsible for managing or participating in projects involving the Alight team as well as other Resource/Business Units within Howmet, and other outside vendors.

The principal challenge of the Payroll Sr. Analyst position is to ensure payroll regulatory compliance. This requires detailed knowledge and understanding of payroll. The incumbent will participate as an internal consultant, and point of expertise, to all of Howmet's businesses and customer / user groups.

Major Activities/Key Challenges:

  • Work as part of a team to monitor, develop or procure, implement, and support HR processes and systems by utilizing technically sound methods of requirements and process definition, systems analysis and design, planning, scheduling, and testing.
  • Establish and maintain a high level of customer interaction and focus in order to identify improvement opportunities and recommend solutions to solve business issues.
  • Operate within Howmet standards and conventions and RU/BU standards.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the business processes in area(s) of assignment.
  • Pursue continuous learning consistent with the movement in the job requirements and changes in technology and service delivery.
  • Provide solutions that meet the needs of the customer following Howmet standards and conventions and return value to the business.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in the processes and systems in assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Provide expert advice and counsel to the users of the processes and systems in assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Manage assigned activities of self and others within the scope of the project.
  • Manage and execute according to project plan.
  • Manage projects independently, provide regular status communications, create and monitor schedules, and own priorities.
  • Implement the ABS principles - problem solving A3, standard work, Plan-Do-Check-Act - to assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Through data analyses identify areas for improvement and develop plans to address those areas.
  • Manage in part or in entirety a Service Level Agreement.

Job Specific Functions

  • Understand& stay informed of labor agreement changes that may impact payroll
  • Consult on payroll and garnishment issues
  • Address payroll issues brought to the Payroll team
  • Review error reports and ensure resolution
  • Request, test and approve set up of new and changes to existing set-up within PeopleSoft
  • Work with third party vendors to manage unemployment insurance rates
  • Heavily involved in year-end payroll processing and W-2 preparation
  • Payroll funding
  • Other duties as assigned by Payroll Operations management

Essential Knowledge& Skills/Education:

  • Proven ability to work independently and ensure management is kept apprised of issues in a timely manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact proactively and effectively with a diverse group of individuals and teams.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to quickly learn new subject matter.

Major Customers

  • US location payroll and HR personnel
  • Employees, retirees, and surviving spouses
  • Work team, peers, manager and other relevant personnel in the FSS organization
  • Alight payroll, benefits, garnishments and customer service teams
  • HR, Legal and Industrial Relations teams
  • Other third-party suppliers of products and services, including Celergo, Solenture, Equifax, Weichert, various credit unions and bargaining units etc.

Howmet Aerospace, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. The Company's primary businesses focus on jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems and titanium structural parts necessary for mission-critical performance and efficiency in aerospace and defense applications, as well as forged wheels for commercial transportation. Howmet Aerospace is transforming the next phase of more fuel-efficient, quieter aerospace engines and sustainable ground transportation. For more information, visit (please use the apply button below). Follow @howmet: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum three (3) years of payroll-related experience in a corporate environment
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience with a payroll application in a corporate environment
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated capability working with Microsoft Office suite of products; extremely proficient in Excel formulas, look-ups and pivot tables
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and be able to interact with internal and external customers, other analysts, management, and other departments
  • Strong analytical, organizational and time management skills
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