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Sr. Payroll Systems Analyst


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  84570
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Payroll Systems
Division:  People and Culture


Basic Function

Reporting to the Global Payroll Systems manager, the Sr. Payroll Systems Analyst will support the US Payroll Operations department's objective to Process Multiple SAP Payrolls and lead all internal and external processes to ensure compliance across the payroll organization and providing accurate and timely Payroll Processing.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining payroll control record, finalizing and running payroll system processes and acting as primary interface/liaison between Payroll and IT to facilitate automation/development/testing of systems for SAP Payroll.  Responsible for all internal and external reporting.  Acts as the control point for system impact in third-party relationships.  As the Sr. Payroll Systems Analyst you must be knowledgeable of SAP payroll schemas, clusters, SAP Info Types, T-Codes and familiar with running SAP system programs.  

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Analyze the payroll data that internal and external systems collect, and how integrations and data interaction are being completed to look for better ways to use the data to drive greater efficiency and usability. 
  • Take existing reporting (Excel, Access, standalone, etc.) and enhance more sustainable processes. 
  • Be creative in data visualization (dashboards, tables, charts, heat maps, process flows, etc.) while making sure that output is usable and beneficial. 
  • Identify and utilize current toolsets to perform job functions including, automation, robots, etc. 
  • Support and manage compliance, escalations, operational and third party audits, data analytics, and complex activity administration.
  • Identify, analyze, and recommend solutions for systemic issues that relate to the payroll and the time & leave entry processes. 
  • Test system changes, enhancements, and upgrades related to payroll. design test procedures, define test scenarios, and perform tests to resolve problems or improve process controls.
  • Support special payroll projects and assignments as required. 
  • Identify and resolve complex problems with logic and reasoning skills.
  • Assist with researching, reviewing, and analyzing the effectiveness and efficiency of existing business analysis processes and develop strategies for enhancing or further leveraging these processes.
  • Partner with IT personnel to assess and validate existing and resulting solutions to ensure quality of system and business needs are met. 
  • Act as a liaison with the IT department to ensure optimal performance of the solution.
  • Automating all 3rd Party interfaces as well as monitoring, fixing and coordinating any failures.
  • 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 experience 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 in a multi-state environment.
  • Knowledge of SAP payroll and time modules and SAP reporting. 
  • Knowledge of SAP System payroll process model, payroll clusters, schemas, info-types and T-Codes.
  • Ability to multi-task at a high level of accuracy and detail.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Strong oral & written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal conduct and behavior.
  • 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.


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We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


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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