The Lauridsen Group, Inc.

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Payroll & Workday Manager

Payroll & Workday Manager

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PURPOSE:  This Payroll & Workday Manager will be responsible for providing advanced technical and administrative support and serve as the main point of contact for all Workday related questions.  Oversee the Payroll function for the organization, co-managing one employee.


Human Resources/Workday duties:

  • Support for the expansion and optimization of Workday HCM, Payroll, Time Tracking, Recruiting, Talent/Performance, and Learning for the organization.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources team to configure, maintain, and support the Workday system.
  • Support data mapping for system integrations.
  • Gather and analyze requirements and provide technical advice and best practices with respect to integration development and implementation.
  • Collaborate with 3rd party vendors and configure and test integrations between Workday and 3rd party solutions.
  • Assist with change management and training initiatives related to Workday
  • Collaborate with business leaders to develop and deliver sophisticated reporting, dashboards, and analysis.
  • Configuration of business processes and custom notifications.
  • Develop and maintain security administration.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement.
  • Manage bi-annual Workday Releases.


Finance duties:

  • Oversee processing and distribution of accurate paychecks/vouchers on a bi-weekly basis to all US locations; co-manage one employee who will process bi-weekly payroll.
  • Develop and distribute payroll reporting to fulfill business function needs.
  • Manage the payroll general ledger interface, prepare the monthly payroll general ledger report.
  • Record monthly payroll journal entries, research discrepancies or abnormalities and communicate findings to finance.
  • Prepare & review for accuracy all audit PBC’s related to payroll.
  • Prepare & review for accuracy all tax PBC’s related to payroll.
  • Prepare, review for accuracy, and distribute to managers all budget information related to payroll.
  • Review for accuracy & pay annual bonuses for 400+ employees.
  • Review for accuracy quarterly phantom stock reports.
  • Review for accuracy and distribute/report any phantom stock cash or share dividends.
  • Consolidate, review for accuracy, and load annual merit increases into Workday via EIB.
  • Calculate, record, and review for accuracy the monthly health insurance allocation journal entries in MAPICS.
  • Reconcile the payroll portion of the monthly bank reconciliation process and communicate findings to the accountant performing the overall bank reconciliation.
  • Analyze various payroll related balance sheet & income statement accounts on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy.
  • Generate, review for accuracy, and distribute annual merit & bonus recommendation reports to all managers.
  • Utilize Workday, Microsoft Excel, macros, msqueries, vlookups, filters, advanced formulas, and pivot tables on a daily basis to generate timely and accurate information for all areas of the organization when needed.


General duties:

  • Be fully functioning backup for processing of payroll in Workday.
  • Create and maintain backup procedures documentation.

Job Requirements

  • General financial/accounting knowledge and ability to ensure fully functioning and accurate accounting processes.
  • General knowledge of accounting standards/procedures as well as federal, state, and local rules/regulations.
  • Ability to analyze complex and varied financial data and create required financial reports.
  • Ability to input and access a variety of computer data, especially financial information.
  • Knowledge of organizational methods and the ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality related to all duties and responsibilities.
  • Ability to apply complex accounting formulas and/or perform complex mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to remain calm and professional during peak periods of activity.
  • Willingness to work extended hours as necessary.
  • Ability to work with other related projects as requested by management.
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and planning skills
  • Able to perform well in the face of tight deadlines

Job Qualifications


Bachelor’s Degree in related field.



1-3 years experience with Workday required.

1-3 years of payroll or accounting experience required.

Strong/Advanced Excel skills required.

Workday Pro, a plus.