Job Locations:
Portage, Michigan
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Work Flexibility: Hybrid

**This is a hybrid position, that would require you to be in the office 1-3 days a week, depending on business needs. **

Who We Want:
Detail-oriented process improvers. Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes –finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate.
Collaborative partners. Individuals who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions and contribute to successfully delivery of business.
Analytical problem solvers. People Individuals who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.

What You Will Do:
As the Senior Payroll Analyst, you will prepare, document and disburse payroll checks, payroll taxes and employee benefit payments. You will also prepare reports illustrating payroll expenditures, including such items as tax payments and benefit plan disbursements. You will be responsible for accurately managing and processing payroll for approximately 30k plus employee population in accordance with all laws and company policies. 

As myHR payroll support, administer, evaluate, troubleshoot and communicate payroll explanations as part of the HR Operations model.  You will provide exceptional service to employees and managers needing assistance while ensuring appropriate communication with various stakeholders.

Additional responsibilities: ​

  • Oversee and backup team with the execution of the weekly and semi-monthly processing of payroll, which will include running defensive queries against employee data and organizational data that is used in the payroll process, reviewing time transactions, running payroll, auditing payroll results, correcting errors, and distributing payroll.
  • Be responsible for reviewing, analyzing, reconciling and interpreting payroll data as it relates to payroll taxation, garnishments, and regulatory compliance for multi-state payroll processing, including reviewing interfaces to ADP applications and third parties.
  • You will work in service driven environment, ensuring appropriate case management and documentation utilizing the myHR portal.
  • Act as liaison between myHR payroll and the International Assignments group to process all payroll related entries including monthly, quarterly and year end reporting and reconciliation.
  • Act as liaison between myHR payroll and NEI regarding monthly, quarterly and year end relocation processing including validation of proper taxation encompassing all US relocation packages.
  • Assist with internal and external annual SOX 404 audit, prepare and analyze payroll reporting. Work closely with internal partners to provide ad hoc payroll analysis as assigned.
  • Provide monthly cash reconciliation and resolve differences in partnership with finance teams.
  • Demonstrate best practices with the divisional finance teams in assisting with the reconciliation of general ledger payroll entries.
  • Manage integration efforts for employees joining company via merger or acquisition.
  • Responsible for providing time sensitive payroll data for Stock Options/RSU processing; validation of correct taxation set-up to record and remit taxation to appropriate federal, state, and local agencies.
  • Process and review year-end statements such as W-2’s, W-2C’s and other related filings accurately and timely.
  • Responsible for the ADP Tracer process, including handling mail correspondence, coordination of tracers with ADP, reviewing the monthly tracer report and determining the course of action needed.

What You Need:

  • Bachelor's degree required or equivalent 6+ years of additional experience required
  • 2+ years of work experience required​
  • Previous business-facing HR, HR COE, HR Operations, or role-related experience preferred​.
  • Demonstrated expertise in payroll systems; preferred experience with ADP systems and Workday payroll preferred.
  • Tax filing experience with knowledge of federal, state, and local government payroll tax regulations; to include wage garnishments preferred.

Travel Percentage: 10%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.