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Payroll Systems Analyst, Finance


The Payroll Systems Analyst will be our subject matter expert for UKG Pro and other Finance ERP systems. All data that comes into or leaves these systems will be managed by this role. Enhancing, testing, maintaining, and building this system to be compliant, accurate, secure, and efficient will be your focus. You will need a deep knowledge of UKG Pro or equivalent payroll processing software and you will report to the Senior Payroll Manager of North American Operations.

Payroll is integrated in every facet of business, and we operate in a constantly evolving and demanding environment. The Payroll Systems Analyst role is critical to meeting business demands by ensuring the systems reliability and performance are always at their peak.    

What You’ll Do

  • Work with Finance, IT, HR, Business Intelligence, and other business partners to ensure that imported and exported data from UKG Pro is accurate and optimized
  • Constantly increase expertise in all facets of UKG Pro and other ERP system processes
  • Oversee UKG Pro system enhancement, optimization, setup, and controls
  • Drive payroll accuracy and timeliness through the creation of clean, reliable, and scalable “single-source-of-truth” data sets
  • Partner with payroll to provide a streamlined and compliant processing platform and experience
  • Provide payroll system data for metrics and KPI’s to provide transparency to internal decision makers
  • Assist management in maintaining the security of the payroll data and in completing related SOX controls
  • Perform rigorous analyses on large and complex data sets from IBM Cognos BI to facilitate and simplify payroll operations. Provide strategic insights, hypotheses, and conclusions based upon findings to better anticipate and meet business needs
  • Provide project leadership, execution, and documentation on core payroll system functions, customs, and compliance
  • Perform UAT and new release testing of key ERP system changes in a documented, accurate, and timely manner
  • Prepare professional business presentations, dashboard, and metrics that are predominantly data driven with calculated targets

What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of exceptional ability
  • 4+ years of experience in payroll systems
  • Experience with UKG Pro a major plus            
  • Experience with commercial and emerging BI databases, technologies: SQL Server [SQL] and IBM Cognos Bi or equivalent
  • Experience creating custom reports and data connectors
  • Experience with advanced Excel BI functionality and languages (Power Query [M], PowerPivot [DAX]) a plus
  • Experience with data analytics tools and languages a plus (R, Python)
  • Demonstrated success in driving positive change in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment
  • Curious with a need to understand why and how processes work
  • Intelligence and ingenuity to solve complex problems
  • Ability to work independently, detail-oriented, and execution focused
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly collaborative and team oriented
  • Genuine passion for clean and reliable data

Compensation and Benefits

Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:

  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

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