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Specialist/Senior Specialist, Payroll Operations

Specialist/Senior Specialist, Payroll Operations

Date:  Jan 14, 2022

Location: Rio West E Bldg (PHX-RWE1) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 53263 


Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!

Why you'll love this job

  • This job is a member of the Payroll Operations team within the Finance Division.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate processing of assigned employee payroll checks including collection, review, input, edit,output and verification of payroll data.

What you'll do

  • ​Processes outside department timekeeping data accurately by the required deadline
  • Consistently applies company policy and government regulations to all processing
  • Reviews audit reports for processing errors and requests corrections as necessary
  • Research employee questions and provides resolution, as dictated by company policy
  • Reviews contracts and applies special processing requirements to specialized workforce groups, such as unions
  • Organizes and maintains records to enable special processing that reduces the occurrences of incorrect payroll payments
  • Assists in special projects and testing of new processing systems
  • Provides training as needed
  • Communicates all discrepancies to payroll supervisor or department timekeeper as necessary in specialized processing and assigned projects, requiring more detailed knowledge of payroll procedures

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • ​High School diploma or GED equivalent or equivalent training/experience
  • 5 years of working in a high volume, multi-state payroll department

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Associate degree or higher preferred
  • Prior payroll experience a plus

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • ​Above average customer experience and organizational skills
  • Ability to work as a team player in a high stress environment
  • Use of analytical skills to identify and address potential issues
  • Ability to explain and interpret complex payroll information to employees at all levels of the organization
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office suite (e.g. Excel, Word)
  • Experience with payroll systems (SAP preferred)

What you'll get

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer:

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.
  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more.
  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.
  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more.

Feel Free to be yourself at American

From the team members we hire to the customers we serve; inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.

Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 53263 

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

Job Segment: Payroll, ERP, SAP, Operations, Finance, Technology

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