Job Location:
US-DC Washington DC

Payroll Analyst


Job Description



CoStar Group is the world’s leading provider of information and marketing solutions for the commercial real estate industry. Since 1987, we’ve been on a mission to create efficiency and transparency within commercial real estate. From our earliest days, as the first company to offer real estate firms comprehensive, objective, reliable information, to our expansion into operating the most active Internet marketplaces for buying and selling commercial real estate, apartments, businesses, and land, we’ve been committed to excellence and creating the most innovative and insight company in our industry. As a technology company, we are the trusted partner for all commercial real estate professionals empowering many of the most well-respected landlords, development companies, brokerage firms, banks, lenders, investors, and government agencies.

The Payroll Analyst interacts with the entire organization, including global offices, and supports the payroll process for over 4,500 employees within the US and Canada.


  • Support the accurate and timely bi‐weekly payroll process for more than 4,500 employees in the US and Canada

  • Support the payroll input process to include building and uploading files and manual inputs in the Workday HCM and Payroll system

  • Coordinate with Human Resources and Benefits on payroll impacting transactions such as leave of absences, retro benefit premium deductions, 401k loans, etc.

  • Complete post processing tasks such as settlement, vendor integrations, and reconciliations

  • Manage the time entry process to include outreach to employees and managers to ensure hourly employees are paid accurately and timely

  • Full life cycle garnishment processing to include system inputs, communication to employees, responding answers/interrogatories, etc.

  • Participate in projects such as ongoing process improvements and new feature adoption in Workday

  • Maintain process maps and documentation; update as processes evolve

  • Serve as a backup for specialized tasks such as stock awards/option exercises, SEC filings, and/or sales commission payments

  • Support quarterly and year end activities such as tax filings, reconciliations, and W‐2 generation

  • Provide excellent customer service to CoStar employees, responding to payroll related questions

  • Maintain strict confidentiality of employee records including compensation details and personal information

  • Promotes and encourages a collaborative working environment

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required  

  • 2+ years of payroll processing experience

  • Willingness to work onsite in the DC office full‐time/five days per week


  • Experience using HRIS/HCM platforms such as Workday and ADP

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, including Excel (data analysis, VLOOKUP’s, pivot tables)


Founded in 1987, CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces. Our suite of online services enables clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availability. Behind some of the most well-known brands in the industry, CoStar Group includes CoStar, the largest provider of CRE research and real-time data; LoopNet, the most heavily trafficked mobile and online real estate marketplace; Apartments.com, the premier rental home resource for renters, property managers and owners; STR, the leading provider of performance benchmarking and comparative analytics to the hotel industry; BizBuySell, the largest online marketplace for businesses-for-sales; and Lands of America, the leading operator of online marketplaces for rural real estate.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar Group maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe, Canada, and Asia with a staff of over 4,300 worldwide.


Working at CoStar Group means you’ll enjoy a culture of collaboration and innovation that attracts the best and brightest across a broad range of disciplines. In addition to generous compensation and performance-based incentives, you’ll be supported in both your professional and academic growth with internal training, tuition reimbursement, and an inter-office exchange program.

Our benefits package includes (but is not limited to):

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage: Medical / Vision / Dental / Prescription Drug

  • Life, legal, and supplementary insurance

  • Commuter and parking benefits

  • 401(K) retirement plan with matching contributions

  • Employee stock purchase plan

  • Paid time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • On-site fitness center and/or reimbursed fitness center membership costs (location dependent), with yoga studio, Pelotons, personal training, group exercise classes, as well as Segway’s and bikes available for use during the day

  • Complimentary gourmet coffee, tea, hot chocolate, prepared foods, fresh fruit, and other healthy snacks

Be part of a team of professionals enjoying the opportunity to learn, do, and grow in a rewarding atmosphere. But don’t just take our word for it — see why our team chose to work at and stay at CoStar Group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVbJRnJ2sX0

We welcome all qualified candidates who are currently eligible to work full-time in the United States to apply.  However, please note that CoStar is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position




CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing