Job Location:
United States

Mattress Firm is excited to announce the opening of our Payroll Analyst (Remote) opportunity! The Payroll Analyst performs complex payroll and tax analysis duties as it relates to the preparation, processing, closing and reconciling of Mattress Firm payroll. This individual collaborates with cross-functional partners to ensure payroll and taxes are maintained and processed in a timely and accurate manner.
*Will require some travel to our Houston, TX Bedquarter office location.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Perform a variety of complex payroll duties and analysis in the application of best practice payroll processes.
  • Analyze, review, and audit payroll to ensure accuracy.
  • Ensure accuracy of payroll tax through regular audits and reconciliations.
  • Work with third party vendor regarding accuracy of periodic, monthly, and quarterly tax filings and year-end W-2 data.
  • Apply knowledge of Federal, State, Local, and ER tax regulations in reconciling payroll tax liabilities, tax audits, reporting, and final pay requirements.
  • Manage, maintain, and audit local tax jurisdiction set-up and withholding requirements.
  • Monitor and confirm statutory tax regulation updates and update tax rate changes.
  • Manage garnishment outsourcing reconciling and auditing process through 3rd party vendor.
  • Complete data driven payroll projects.
  • Perform semi-annual review and testing of Workday updates and functionality in addition to periodic review and testing tenant config changes in Workday.
  • Complete all required training modules and certifications prior to the due date.
  • Ensure all safety policies and procedures are followed to ensure a safe work environment for all.
  • Communicate professionally with all internal and external contacts.
  • Follow all Company policies and execute Company standards on appearance and functionality as well as appropriate brand representation.
  • Communicates any concerns or issues to leadership to ensure proper efficiency of department and company operations.
Non-Essential Responsibilities
  • Provides high quality customer service to both internal and external groups.
  • Analyzes and explains all components of Payroll.
  • Integrates and prepares payroll data from incoming documents relating to Compensation, HR, Benefits and Taxation.
  • Verify and reconcile all payroll entries prior to completion.
  • Ensures all documentation is properly authorized and supported according to company policies, procedures, regulatory practices and legal requirements.
  • Performs reconciliations and detailed audit analyses to ensure accurate processing.
  • Reviews, loads, monitors, and reconciles 3rd-party wage garnishment processing.
  • Reviews, processes and reconciles stale dated checks, and ACH returns and replacements.
  • Solves day-to-day operational problems of varied scope and complexity.
  • Maintain knowledge of organizational and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned by leadership.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  • Contributes ideas on ways to optimize or improve the team, the department, and the Company
  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree Business, Human Resources, related field, and/or equivalent experience preferred
Professional Experience
  • 5+ Years Payroll Experience required And
  • 5+ Years Analytical Experience required And
  • 3+ Years Experience using Excel and spreadsheets required And
  • 3+ Years Hands-on experience with Workday and Workday payroll processing required
Skills List
  • Analytical: Ability to collect, gather, visualize and analyze information in details
  • Conflict Management: Effectively manages and resolves conflict in a positive way
  • Organizational Management: Skilled in initiating, structuring and carrying out steps to complete projects and tasks
  • Information and Data Management: Skillful in compiling, organizing and using data to enhance planning and effectiveness.
  • Ability to Work Under Pressure: Ability to be objective and flexible in adapting to changes in priorities, work assignments, and other interactions that may impact pre- established courses of action for completing projects and assignments.
  • Interpersonal: Upholds a high level of confidentiality
  • Active Listening: Mindfully hearing and attempting to comprehend the meaning of words spoken by another person
    • Microsoft Office Products with advanced Excel skills
    • Employment and labor laws
    • Strong analytics and data reporting capability
    • Possess a broad HR background and expertise across a variety of functional areas
    • Knowledge of payroll principles and best practices
    • Tax fundamentals
    • Workday HRIS System
    Licenses and Certifications
    • CPP – Certified Payroll Professional Upon Hire preferred

    Pay Range:


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    Mattress Firm is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Mattress Firm is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.