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Payroll Consultant

at RJ Reliance (View all jobs)

Chicago, IL

Payroll Consultant

We are currently seeking an experienced and motivated individual to be our next Payroll Consultant and join our growing team headquartered in Chicago, IL. This position is fully remote, but client site visits may be necessary once covid restrictions are lifted.

Who We Are:

We bring highly specialized Human Capital Management (HCM) technology and services to enterprise-level clients.  Specializing in the HR, payroll, and workforce management industry segments, we enable clients in all 50 states and across the world to optimize their people, systems, and processes unlike any other vendor in the space.  Our fast-growing organization is looking to build our team of experts, giving them the freedom to take leadership and develop professionally while working with a diverse array of clients, technologies, and services.  We provide industry-best consultants and breakthrough technologies into the HCM space, and have a motivated team to further accelerate our expansion in the marketplace.

About the Role:

This Payroll Consultant focuses on the following key areas:

  • Guide and drive the client towards the best solution for their business needs

  • Analyze existing systems, interface requirements, business processes

  • Understand client business issues and concerns and recommend and implement appropriate solution

What you'll do:

Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned by management.

  • Client Payroll Optimization:

    • Assessing clients’ payroll needs and goals to determine solution requirements, payroll services, or improvements

    • Provide strategic analysis for payroll-related initiatives and projects

    • Perform payroll processing for clients on an interim basis

    • Subject matter expert on end-to-end payroll processes and common enterprise payroll systems (ADP, Workday, UltiPro, Ceridian, etc.)

    • Perform tax reporting and year-end processes

    • Provide best practice recommendations to clients on payroll processing

  • Client Payroll Implementations:

    • Leads the payroll application/service implementation cycle

    • Participates in payroll-relevant requirements gathering, design, configuration review and fit/gap analysis

    • Coaching client team members to ensure go-live and enduring post-live success 

    • Subject Matter Expert in the Payroll knowledge area, and advising on best practices and project estimation

  • General:

    • Working on multiple projects

    • Traveling to client-sites as requested by the client or as required to ensure project success


  • 5+ years of experience in payroll processing (experience processing payroll for large companies in all 50 states

  • Experience with payroll software implementation

  • Experience with multiple, company-wide, implementations/migrations

  • Strong understanding of payroll (and related applications) system architecture

  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional mentality for a client-facing role

  • Good organizational and communication skills in English


  • International payroll experience 

  • Strong understanding of project management methodologies 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent 

Company Offers:

  • Competitive salary and commission plan, will commensurate with experience

  • Remote working environment

  • Flexible scheduling for work-life balance

  • Opportunities and support for professional and technical development

  • Comprehensive benefits package available: (healthcare, vision, dental and life insurances; 401k plan; paid vacation, sick days, and holidays)

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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