Senior Payroll Analyst (MEC) - Portland, Oregon # 110091

Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

Senior Payroll Analyst (MEC) - Portland, Oregon # 110091


PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose


The senior payroll analyst is responsible for the testing and implementation of updates, modifications and enhancements to the payroll functionality of the human resources information technology applications; extraction, maintenance and reconciliation of payroll data for the completion of payroll tax filings and regulatory reports, and research and analysis of payroll issues for the development of payroll policies and procedures. Mentors payroll analysts and provides guidance and oversight of day-to-day processes.



  • Leads the research, defines requirements, develops test plans and implements system updates and regulatory bulletins to the payroll system and modifications and enhancements to the payroll functionality in the human resources technology applications. Coordinates with vendors and other company departments to support development and modification of payroll interfaces required to support direct deposit, online pay documents, payroll general ledger files and new hire reporting. (20-25%)
  • Reviews and reconciles payroll tax data and completes assigned payroll tax filings. (20-25%)
  • Extract and analyze data to respond to internal and external requests and to complete regulatory filings and reports. Provide payroll report training to other payroll employees. (15-20%)
  • Coordinate with company representatives and benefits, payroll and IT staff to complete system setup and testing to integrate human resources systems for company acquisitions. (15-20%)
  • Research and analyze payroll issues and assists in the development of payroll policies and procedures. Update payroll documentation and provide guidance to other staff as necessary. (15%)
  • Act as a liaison to accounting, treasury and payroll customers to coordinate activities and resolve issues. Research payroll bank account and the payroll payable reconciliation items and works with general accounting to clear outstanding items and coordinate escheatment activities. (5%)
  • Provide technical leadership to staff. (5%) Provide technical input to assist in development of project planning (5%) Perform additional responsibilities as requested or assigned. (5%)



  • Bachelor's degree in business/accounting or related field or equivalent related work experience. (Typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor's degree.)
  • Five years of related experience in multi-state payroll administration or human resources information systems.
  • Accounting skills to reconcile and balance payroll and tax accounts and perform and develop payroll accounting processes and complete payroll tax filings.
  • Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; ability to identify key causes and workable solutions.
  • Proficiency in software skills to create spreadsheets and databases and to extract information from the human resources/payroll, time entry and general ledger systems.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

Additional Information


Req Id: 110091 
Company Code: PacifiCorp   
Primary Location: PORTLAND     
Department: PacifiCorp Corporate 
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $85,500.00 - $100,600.00


This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12% of salary.   

Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit:http:// 


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

Career Segment: Payroll, Accounting, HRIS, Testing, Accounts Payable, Finance, Human Resources, Technology