Payroll Analyst


Job title: Payroll Analyst

$60000 – 70000 per year

Company: Janus Henderson Investors

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Job description: We are a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for our clients through a highly diversified range of actively-managed products. We are truly global, supporting our individual and institutional investors across a range of products, encompassing equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives. Our high-energy and collaborative culture at Janus Henderson helps our client achieve their goals and ensures that our people love the place they work.

Overview of the role

This is an intermediate-level position, responsible for the administration of US time and attendance & payroll. You are responsible for the timely and accurate delivery of US payroll. You will perform a wide variety of payroll processing activities, including computing wages, overtime payments, calculating and recording payroll deductions, processing of off-cycle payrolls as necessary, in support of needs of the Company and regulatory requirements. You will work under general supervision from the Global Head of Payroll (or a designee in times of absence), and usually has FPC or CPP certification (but not required). Additionally, you will support the needs of international payrolls, including but not limited to, data entry, payroll validation (training provided) and coordination with other payroll staff. You will be required to follow established processes; this position will require a very strong sense of integrity, work ethics, efficiency, analytical skills, organizational skills with a positive and a “can do” demeanor.

Duties and responsibilities

You will:

  • Be responsible for processing US oncycle payrolls timely and accurately, working closely with cross-functional teams and internal clients, ensuring pay data are collated and processed accurately, following established processes & law
  • Have the ownership of delivering all required reconciliations and files to management, cross-functional teams, and vendors (ADP)
  • Process off-cycle payrolls as necessary, in support of needs of the Company and regulatory requirements, including but not limited to terminations, relocation recording, vestings, etc.
  • Research and resolve US payroll related inquiries, with timely responses
  • Manage the Payroll Inbox, primarily handling US emails, however, support of global payroll inquiries may be needed in times of absence of other payroll staff
  • Adhere to payroll policies and procedures and follow relevant law
  • Work closely with the Global Head of Payroll in mitigating any risks identified while adhering to the established policies and procedures
  • Perform scheduled activities, collaborating closely with HR & SAP IT team as needed for all US system changes and enhancement, along with tax updates to SAP
  • Prepare and maintain standard ad-hoc reports, queries, and provide reports as requested by internal & external clients (not limited to Tax, LTI, TALX)
  • Perform all required reconciliations of US payroll to proactively mitigate inaccuracies
  • Identify & implement system and process improvements working with payroll management
  • Collaborate with and support the payroll team where needed, even if the work may not be directly related to US payroll (e.g., mass upload for all countries) or double-checking of data entered by another staff
  • Connect with employees, other teams and management with professionalism
  • Data entry as required in HR & Payroll Systems
  • Possess knowledge of payroll practices and principles, including regulatory changes
  • Ensures the POS Pay and ACH files are sent timely for on-time payments to employees
  • Complete payroll reports for record-keeping purposes or managerial review
  • Assist the payroll management in registration & closing of state accounts as needed
  • Provide active support and participation in US SOX audits working with the Global Head of Payroll
  • Actively participate in training of new payroll staff
  • Adhere to payroll policies and procedures and comply with relevant law; deviation from the established process must be discussed with management prior to implementing any change
  • Support redistribution of work when required within payroll, to achieve the overall goal of the team
  • Carry out additional duties as assigned.

Supervisory responsibilities

  • No

Technical skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience required
  • FPC or CPP certification is strongly desired
  • Experience in SAP is strongly desired
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel (a test will be conducted)
  • Competent with other MS Office suite products
  • Competent with use of personal computers, payroll applications & 10-Key machine

Competencies required

In addition to putting clients first, acting like an owner, and succeeding as a team, the competencies for this role include:

  • Ability to follow instructions & adhere to processes
  • Ability to apply logic and computational math skills
  • Must possess honesty, integrity & confidentiality
  • Analytical skills and attention to detail required – identify problems, research, provide resolutions & draw valid conclusions from data points at hand
  • Must be able to think outside the box and apply logic
  • Works well with others, seeking solutions with a can-do & positive attitude – ability to collaborate with team members
  • Understands & able to explain payroll calculations, including tax calculations to employees
  • Ability to calculate OT, leave hours, and prorated pay
  • Possesses good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task and complete assigned tasks timely
  • Must be organized and possesses ability to respond to inquiries quickly
  • Ability to remain calm, professional and focused
  • Must be a self-starter and not require a constant supervision
  • Ability to participate & contribute in cross-functional team meeting and projects
  • Must have experience in handling garnishment orders & tax levies
  • Must adhere to all company policies and procedures

Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed, in line with applicable regulatory requirements, by:

  • Annual performance appraisal
  • Completion of all assigned compliance training
  • Annual attestation (Knowledge and Competence in-scope roles only)

Compliance requirements

At a minimum the role will require you to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first, act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles
  • Understand and follow laws and regulations applicable for your role, seeking the help of your supervising manager or Compliance if additional guidance is required
  • Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and seek support/guidance of the policy owner guidance when required
  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.

Compensation Information

The base salary range for this position is $60,000 – $70,000. This range is estimated for this role. Actual pay may be different.

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Annual Bonus Opportunity: Position is eligible to receive an annual discretionary bonus award from the profit pool. The profit pool is funded based on Company profits. Individual bonuses are determined based on Company, department, team and individual performance.

Benefits: Janus Henderson is committed to offering a comprehensive total rewards package to eligible employees that includes; competitive compensation, pension/retirement plans, and various health, wellbeing and lifestyle benefits. To learn more about our offerings please visit the Why Join Us section on the career page .

Janus Henderson (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson at its sole discretion).

Location: Denver, CO

Job date: Fri, 03 Sep 2021 03:43:54 GMT

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