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Payroll Specialist in Norfolk, VA at PRA Group

Date Posted: 5/13/2018

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Job Description

We invite you to explore a future with us at PRA Group, a diverse and growing company that has a tangible impact on the global economy.

Position Summary: 



PRA's Payroll Specialist will compile and analyze payroll data in HRIS System- Workday to maintain automated payroll/human resources information system (Payroll/HRIS) by performing the following duties:
  • Proactively find inefficiencies in processes and suggest process enhancements, document suggestions and present proposals to management
  • Proactively apply analytical and research skills to monitor trends and elevate issues due to data variances
  • Test enhancements and upgrades to the payroll module before their release to make sure processes run accurately and efficiently
  • Maintains payroll system setup including earnings and deduction codes, internal structures, limits and business processes and processes up to date
  • Partner and support the Benefits’ Department with a deep understanding of the cross-functionality between the Benefit and Payroll modules, including support during open enrollment
  • Works closely with HRIS team to enhance or implement solutions and resolve payroll anomalies
  • Ensures all payroll data is processed consistent with established laws and internal policies, guidelines and controls
  • Compiles data from personnel and payroll records and prepares advanced level reporting, both regularly scheduled and ad hoc
  • Liaison with Finance to streamline processes, resolve variances and provide data
  • Examines employee files to answer payroll inquiries and provide payroll information to authorized personnel
  • May work with local/state/Federal/foreign authorities to support internal and external audit request

Professional Experience/Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of payroll experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience required
  • Minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience with the Workday Payroll Module
  • Must have in depth knowledge of how Payroll interacts with the entire Business Process: New hires/Terminations/Benefits/TimeKeeping/Compensation/Absence Management
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Must be skilled in use of analytical tools including Excel
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects/tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and provide timely resolutions to complex problems
  • Able to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, procedure manuals, and process documents


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, sex, gender, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, citizenship, or any other classes recognized by state or local law or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. We are a drug free workplace.