Sr Payroll Systems Analyst


This is a unique and exciting time to join Express. Since launching our EXPRESSway Forward strategy in 2020, we have been steadily advancing a transformation from being known as a store in the mall to a brand with a purpose, powered by a styling community. We believe that clothes can serve a higher purpose to make people look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel, and our Express brand purpose - We Create Confidence & Inspire Self-Expression - speaks to the role our brand can play in their lives. In 2021, we introduced our innovative Community Commerce program, inviting brand fans and style enthusiasts to take their passion for fashion to the next level by working with us.

Today, we are building, activating and amplifying the Express styling community, and we invite you to join us. Our culture is defined by three values - Express Yourself, Express Together, Express Success - and every associate at every level in every department is an important part of our transformation and our future.

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The Sr Payroll Systems Analyst will perform system testing on various functions, including but not limited to system upgrades, system interfaces, new reports, new pay codes and deductions codes. Responsible for system set-up and configurations for new payroll processes determined by either company or governmental requirements. Troubleshoot and assess operational processes identified through audits, financial analysis, reconciliations, and data validation. Assist and train user groups in understanding processes and the nature and meaning of data and reports. Assist with preparation of reports, files and pulling supporting backup for internal data requests, internal and external audit requests and ad hoc projects as assigned. Collaborate with HR, Finance and other departments to identify their needs and solutions. Will serve as backup for payroll processing and payroll manager.
  • Make discretionary decisions related to project design based on research, business needs to ensure project deliverables satisfy all project requirements for payroll and related departments
  • Development and practice of test plans, formal test case design and testing of primary and secondary systems
  • Audit, analysis and development of validation of systems to ensure compliance and accurate processing
  • Lead Project/work teams and checks the work of payroll team auditors
  • Communicate effectively across the organization of change and the impact on other company processes
  • Manage process expectations including the evaluation of risk, generating alternatives and balancing
  • Determine functionality needs of the Payroll team in any new processes, evaluate modifications needed
  • Identify and research resource materials needed for each project

Job Requirements
  • Education: Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent experience
  • Years of Payroll experience 3-5 years
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality of private and personal information

Desired Qualifications
  • Strong Problem solving skills, attention to detail, excellent customer service skills
  • Integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality of private and personal information
  • Experience in moderate to large company payroll

Note: This role is located at the Express Corporate Headquarters in Columbus, OH and is eligible for Flex@Express


As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class. Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

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