Payroll Analyst


United States Remote

Full time

$42.4-75.6k (annually)

People Analytics / Mid/Senior level


Aug 31

Job Introduction

We are looking for an experienced, self-motivated, and educated payroll analyst. In this role, you must be experienced with high volume workforce, labor and employment regulations.

If you have a passion for payroll analytics, a mind made for detail, past payroll compliance experience, and a love for providing excellent customer service, you may be a good fit for the Maximus payroll team.

Job Description Summary Job Summary

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform regular scheduled audits of payroll and time sheet data and identify realignment as required.
  • Responsible for processing off cycle manual payroll checks, stop payments and/or ACH payroll payments ensuring on-time payment to employees.
  • Research appropriate solutions and work with necessary parties, such as General Ledger, Human Resources, HRIS, Benefits and IT team to resolve issues.
  • Act as liaison between our external service providers outside agencies resolve payroll issues
  • Participate in software upgrade/system testing.
  • As the subject matter expert (SME), provides answers to payroll inquires and resolves all discrepancies as they arise.
  • Review and process leave adjustments in the system.
  • Coordinate training for the payroll team.
  • Support internal external audits.
  • Create and maintain any additional ad hoc analytics requests.
  • Prepare journal entries, and perform general ledger account reconciliations
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent combination of education, technical training or work experience considered in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience with additional training or education in payroll.
  • Experience with Deltek, Costpoint and UKG payroll preferred.
  • Able to use Excel at an intermediate level to write formulas and create visual charts.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Work requires considerable judgment and initiative.
  • Must be a self-starter and have the ability to work successfully both in a team environment and independent.
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) preferred.

Education And Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years of processing payroll experience
  • 5 - 7 years of equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of degree
  • Must have payroll experience for high volume workforce >10,000
  • Strong MS Excel skills
  • UKG experience strongly preferred
  • Costpoint and Deltek experience is a plus
  • 100% remote

MAXIMUS Introduction

Since 1975, Maximus has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. Maximus delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, Maximus is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

EEO Statement

EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies Maximus deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. Maximus is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Maximus provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.

Pay Transparency

Maximus compensation is based on various factors including but not limited to job location, a candidate's education, training, experience, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value analysis including seniority and merit systems, as well as internal pay alignment. Annual salary is just one component of Maximus's total compensation package. Other rewards may include short- and long-term incentives as well as program-specific awards. Additionally, Maximus provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off. Compensation ranges may differ based on contract value but will be commensurate with job duties and relevant work experience. An applicant's salary history will not be used in determining compensation. Maximus will comply with regulatory minimum wage rates and exempt salary thresholds in all instances.

Posted Max

USD $75,555.00/Yr.

Posted Min

USD $42,400.00/Yr.

Location: United States (remote)

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