Senior Analyst-Payroll

Basking Ridge, NJ
Nov 20, 2018
Pharm Country
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Senior Analyst-Payroll

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.

Job Description:

The Senior Payroll Analyst will report to the Associate Director of Payroll and will work on the

North America Shared Finance Service team to ensure accurate and timely processing of

Payroll for the North America employees. This role will collaborate with benefits and human

resources to ensure accurate setup, taxation and processing of employee life cycle changes

and new compensation or benefit plans. The Sr. Analyst will prepare payroll reconciliations,

payroll journal entries and work closely with accounting as needed. This payroll professional

will partner with internal and external auditors to ensure full audit documentation is supplied

for timely audit completions as related to payroll and 401k.They will understand and support

complex tax laws as they relate to payroll, compensation and benefits to ensure accurate

quarterly and annual tax statement preparations. They will partner with our vendor ADP to

ensure payroll processing success.

Essential Functions


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Process payroll for an organization with 500+ employees with responsibility for the entire

payroll cycle
  • Reconcile payroll and HR changes to the system
  • Create custom ad hoc reporting using ADP WFN
  • Maintain payroll files and forms to audit standards
  • Participate on payroll, accounting and human resource related projects
  • Prepare journal entries and monthly closing accruals to record payroll in the general ledger
  • Prepare periodic reports for HR and Management related to headcount, 401K, overtime,

payroll reconciliation, etc.
  • Other accounting related tasks as required
  • Handle tax notices, tax changes and tax setup of earnings and deductions to ensure

Timely compliance and resolution
  • Support benefit processing through managing 401k and FSA funding through vendor sites
  • Answer employee or departmental inquiries about payroll and payroll

related matters
  • Support payroll and 401k audits through gathering required documentation to ensure

timely and accurate audit completion
  • Maintain productive working relationship with Human Resources
  • Complies with all laws, regulations and policies that govern the conduct of Ipsen U.S. staff


  • Bachelor's degree in Business or related field preferred
  • CPP preferred

  • 5+ years hands on processing payroll with hourly and exempt employees
  • 3+ years working with ADP, preferably Workforce Now
  • 2+ years preparing journal entries and posting in a GL system

Core Competencies (Specific knowledge, skills and abilities that enable an individual to effectively perform the job)

  • Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local payroll laws for vacation, sick pay, terminations, awards, etc.
  • Advanced Excel skills including common formulas (i.e. VLookup, IF statements, Pivot Tables, etc.)
  • Must work well in a team environment and have a willingness to collaborate and share ideas
  • Have a proactive, customer focused approach to timely issue resolution

  • Excellent analytical skills are required, including the ability to effectively communicate

complex technical materials and concepts in a non-technical manner
  • Ability to hold information confidential

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principles functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance workload.

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. conducts background screening, reference checks, and drug testing as part of its pre-employment screening process. This description is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time. The employee may be requested to perform different or additional duties as assigned.

IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.