HR Payroll Sr Consultant

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Job Description

The Allstate Payroll Team (APT) is accountable for numerous HR activities related to payroll, SAP HCM, vendor management, project support, and project management.

The HR Payroll Senior Consultant II has responsibilities including, but not limited to, acting as a payroll subject matter expert; leading projects of high complexity; acting as a consultant to internal and external clients within their area of focus, identify new legal requirements to design, test and implement required solutions; acting as a liaison to third party providers, performing typical vendor management responsibilities.

  • Acts as a subject matter expert, providing support and consulting to outsourced service providers (IBM, ADP, Equifax) and internal clients (Tax, Benefits, Executive Compensation...)
  • Integrates subject matter knowledge with industry experience, knowledge of professional standards, program/process design principles and business goals/strategy
  • Create and maintain payroll procedures that ensure compliance with company policy and state and federal pay regulations.
  • Subject matter expert in policy resolution
  • Manages and responds to requests from Tax and Legal around inquiries and requests for data to respond to IRS and matters of litigation
  • Manages direct team costs and costs of third party providers (i.e. payroll tax reporting and remittance) and methods of delivery
  • Utilizes subject matter knowledge to act as a resource for team members and others (COEs, third party providers, etc.)
  • Uses subject matter expertise to identify issues and implement process improvements and coaches less experienced employees to prevent similar issues in the future
  • Makes strategic decisions and judgments/recommendations, as appropriate
  • Analyzes ambiguous problems, breaking down complex information in a systematic/communicable manner
  • Leads process/service improvement programs
  • Leads and implement complex and critical technology and financial projects, influencing the work of others, including our third-party providers
  • Markets and builds consensus around new programs/initiatives; educate and influence decisions among key decision makers
  • Uses change management skills to lead process and policy changes for multiple areas
  • Develops in-depth ideas and materials, ensuring understanding of technical matters for non-technical/executive decision makers. (i.e. responses to litigation requests)
  • Assumes responsibility for quality of service and advice in meeting enterprise, customer and business partner needs


Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • 3-5 years high volume payroll experience; SAP preferred
  • Multi-state tax filing experience
  • Intermediate Vendor Management skills
  • Intermediate project management skills
  • Experience in a customer service environment
  • Demonstrated ability to offer differing points of view to solutions
  • Demonstrated collaboration and facilitation skills, including good written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous process analysis/process consulting experience
  • Previous experience as technology SME/power user, and familiarity with HR Systems primarily SAP HCM
  • Demonstrated analytical abilities including ability to gather analyze data and communicate findings utilizing common Microsoft Office tools


The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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