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Senior Payroll Analyst

Company Name:  Lyondell Chemical Company

Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  73797
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Payroll - US
Division:  Human Resources & Global Projects

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2020, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the third consecutive year.

Basic Function

The Sr Payroll Analyst role is a senior role within the Human Resources Department.  This position is responsible for supporting various functions within the Payroll Department.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, payroll reconciliations, project support, accounting support and tax analysis.  Responsible for supporting the department in process improvement, M&A integrations and projects .  Further responsibilities include supporting the year-end process and assisting in data gathering and research during internal and external audits.  The Senior Payroll Analyst must be knowledgeable of federal and state regulations, including wage and hour, tax, garnishment and reporting laws.  

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Support monthly reconciliation for payroll accounts including net pay, tax, garnishments, suspense and employee advances to corporate accounting
•    Create the monthly Canadian payroll journal entry for accounting and supply all necessary documentation for recording on the general ledger
•    Compile all necessary information and lead the internal and external audits of the payroll and HRIM audits
•    Maintain and reconcile the claims distribution payments. Coordinate with accounting to move funds received between company codes as needed for disbursement
•    Administrator for our 3rd party employment verficiation, The Work Number. Assist employee’s in creating salary keys and maintain PIN numbers 
•    Perform quarterly escheatment tasks and coordinate with treasury to escheat items to the state as required
•    Assist corporate accounting in completing Government surveys
•    Assist in pension, 401(k) and health reporting and audit support as needed
•    Reconcile, approve and submit all W-2 related data to third party vendor at year-end for each legal entity
•    Assist leadership with internal and external payroll related audits
•    Research and resolve all payroll tax issues of all Lyondell legal entities
•    Responsible for processing off-cycle payrolls to third party vendor as needed
•    Respond immediately to any questions or concerns from employees regarding issues



1.    BS/BA Degree in Business or Accounting from an accredited institution of higher learning or related field
2.    Masters Degree preferred, but not required


Work Experience: 
1.    4 + years of relevant experience using SAP to maintain and process data and files
2.    Experience working with large volume payrolls and multiple legal entities
3.    Experience working in a multi-state environment


Licenses & Certifications:

1.    CPP preferable, but not required


Critical Competencies/Behaviors:

1.    Ability to manage multiple deliverables with a high degree of accuracy
2.    Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality



1.    Strong oral & written communication skills
2.    Excellent interpersonal conduct and behavior
3.    Proficient in MS Office products
4.    Able to comprehend moderately complex assignments quickly and use initiative to accomplish goals
5.    Ability to learn quickly and work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Houston