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Senior Payroll Analyst


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  81860
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Payroll Operations
Division:  People and Culture


Basic Function

The Senior Payroll Analyst role is a senior payroll role within the Human Resources Department.  This position is responsible for payroll processing of executive, international and Canadian payrolls using SAP.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, payroll processing of highly compensated employees, foreign tax and earnings, as well as interpreting foreign currency and exchange rates.  Processing of additional payments such as bonuses, stock option exercise and other special payments using SAP Payroll.  Knowledge of SAP payroll and the ability to multi-task is key to the success in this role.  Further responsibilities include auditing and balancing each payroll.  The Senior Payroll Analyst must be knowledgeable of federal and state regulations, including wage and hour, tax, garnishment and reporting laws.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Processes and administers salaried exempt and non-exempt payrolls in a multi-state environment.
  • Responsible for the processing of highly compensated employees and executives.
  • Accountable for international rotating employee payroll processing.
  • Responsible for the review, reconciliation and processing of Canadian payroll.
  • Experience working with third party vendors to interpret payroll data.
  • Knowledge of working with currency exchange and international payroll data.
  • Partners with internal teams, external business units and vendors to improve and sustain related system processes and procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining a high-degree of confidentiality relative to employee personal data.
  • Responsible for processing large payroll files and preparing files for upload and/or input into SAP.
  • Respond immediately to any questions or concerns from employees regarding pay related issues, including executive payroll data and international rotating employees.
  • Assists Human Resource representatives and employees as appropriate in the procedural understanding and application of payroll and related Human Resource policies.

Min. Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent in Business or Information Systems or related field.
  • 5 + years of relevant experience using SAP to maintain and process payroll.
  • Experience working with large volume payrolls.
  • Experience working with executive compensation.
  • Experience working in a multi-state environment.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of multi-state payroll laws and federal regulations.
  • Excellent interpersonal conduct and behavior.
  • Strong oral & written communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office products.
  • Able to comprehend moderately complex assignments quickly and use initiative to accomplish goals.
  • Ability to learn quickly and work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPP preferable, but not required.
  • Experience with Success Factors as an HR system a plus.



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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.


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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.

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