Skip to content

Payroll Associate (US Payroll 1 to 4 years)

General Information

Ref #:


Travel Amount Required:


Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Noida - India - India

Company Overview

Here at UKG, our purpose is people™. Our HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions help organizations unlock happier outcomes for all. And our U Krewers, who build those solutions and support our business, are talented, collaborative, and innovative problem-solvers. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people – both at work and at home. Our benefits show that we care about the whole you, from adoption and surrogacy assistance to tuition reimbursement and wellness programs. Our employee resource groups provide a welcoming place to land, learn, and connect with those who share your passions and interests. What are you waiting for? Learn more at  #WeAreUKG 

Description & Qualifications


Job Summary:

The Payroll Analyst II performs North American payroll-related functions, including payroll processing, payroll tax compliance, automated timekeeping systems and payroll reporting in a multi-site, multi-state, high-volume environment for UKG Inc.’s customers who utilize our Managed Services product offering. The Payroll Specialist II provides excellent customer service to managers and associates and is well versed in payroll compliance, taxes and reporting.
Primary and Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities:
• Performs payroll-related functions including but not limited to payroll processing, audits and maintenance.
• Ability to perform all duties of Payroll Analyst I as well as:
o Adjustments/amendments
o GL Balancing and auditing
o Tax Reconciliation
• Backup processing for Payroll Analyst I as needed
• Complete Peer Reviews
• Processes payroll(s) for multi-frequency Managed Services clients as scheduled
• Performs file imports into payroll system from various sources and reviews and verifies payroll data in a timely manner.
• Prepares off-cycle payrolls and manual checks as necessary.
• Escalates non-routine inquiries and issues to Payroll Specialist, Team Lead or Manager utilizing the proper escalation methodology and SLAs.
• Builds strong partnership with clients by providing superior service.
• Participate in cross-training within other departments (HRIS, Benefits, Garnishment, Tax)
• Identifies areas of client dissatisfaction and proposes solutions and coordinates with Team Lead or Manager to resolve
• Develops and maintains awareness of SSAE16 requirements and accountable for compliance of each task performed.
• Demonstrates excellent troubleshooting, root cause analysis skills and is able to implement preventative measures.
• Reconciles all payroll-related accounts and activities.
• Mentor Payroll Analyst I team members and assist with development.
• Conduct knowledge transfer and/or participate in training UKrew
• Assists with related special projects as required.
• Performs other duties as assigned by manager.
• Maintain discretion and professionalism with team members and clients.
• Quarter End, Year End, and Open Enrollment assistance and task execution


Total experience: 12 to 36 months, with 1+ years of experience in HCM industry domain operations (US payroll, taxes, benefits, garnishments, etc.). Strong domain comprehension and practical familiarity with industry norms, procedures, and business unit/group roles.

• Quickly and easily adapts to change and shifting priorities with enthusiasm.
• Actions and words consistently provide positive motivation and influence to their team and other teams within UMS.
• Understands priorities and what is most important to both internal and external customers.
• Eagerly meets business opportunities and challenges head-on.
• Leads by example.
• Proficient report writing capabilities.
• Experience with large corporate payroll processing that includes exposure to benefits and 401(k)
• Knowledge of multi-state North American payroll tax laws
• Detail oriented, exhibiting strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
• Advanced knowledge using the Microsoft Office Suite of software to include Outlook, Word and Excel, including VLOOKUP, formulas, and data analysis.
• Ability to analyze and resolve problems.
• Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
• Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels.
• Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
(Experience, Education, Certification, License and Training)
• Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent, three to five years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 

View The EEO Know Your Rights poster and its supplement. 

View the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

UKG participates in E-Verify. View the E-Verify posters here.

Disability Accommodation

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please email