Payroll HRIS Analyst

White Plains

Job Summary

Interested in joining a team of professionals who are smart, motivated and dedicated to supporting the firm and each other? Skadden known for approaching our clients' most complex matters with innovative and creative thinking is hiring a Payroll HRIS Analyst to join our firm in White Plains, NY. In this role, you will support the Firm's Payroll Department in creating and updating payroll procedures and providing analysis of payroll operations globally.

  • Responsible for the implementation, verification and support of all software upgrades to Workday and other systems supporting payroll.
  • Instrumental in the design, implementation and support of new Workday Payroll functionality, particularly around both internal and external integrations.
  • Performs Workday system analysis and consulting with technology team members and other stakeholders to offer solutions using best practices.
  • Provides functional support to the technical team in systems development and resolves production issues and defects reported to ensure timeliness of wage payments.
  • Provides system expertise, addresses risks and issues through effective contingency plans, proper escalation; prepares project schedules, and ensures requirements are addressed during enhancements/process re-engineering.
  • Develops systems standards and procedures to promote efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Responsible for Workday Payroll Integrations and error log as the Workday Pro (Payroll).
  • Responsible for  various interfaces such as time tracking, check printing, W2 and tax filing.
  • Assists with employee training and work performance during upgrade testing and on special projects.
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining all facets of Tax component of payroll software system.
  • Responsible for W2 process including updating, reconciliation and distribution to all applicable attorneys and professional staff firm-wide.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Thorough working knowledge of Workday Payroll processing with strong technical abilities to create custom reports, research out-of-balances, troubleshoot issues
  • Thorough working knowledge with Workday implementation, support and maintenance projects
  • Provide expertise for developing designing options and engaging with functional areas such as HCM, Compensation, Payroll, and future product direction
  • Possess knowledge of current reporting functionality such as Dashboards, Discovery Boards, People Analytics, Worksheets, and Workday APIs
  • Advise firm on standards and leading practices in Workday report design and development
  • Test new and existing functionality of calculated fields and reports within Workday
  • Knowledge of state and federal wage and tax laws and overtime requirements
  • Intermediate to Advanced skills in Excel (VLOOKUP, Formulas, Pivots)
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail oriented, strong analytical and communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to collaborate with management and others in the company
  • Ability to lead a team of resources in support of both project and production environment
  • Makes sound decisions on routine matters in support of immediate work group's goals
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A minimum of four years related HRIS and Payroll (at a public company with multi-state payroll) experience with a minimum of two years' Workday experience

Salary Details

The starting base salary for this White Plains position is expected to be between $85,000 to $100,000 annually. Actual salary will be determined based on skills, experience (to the extent relevant) and other-job related factors, consistent with applicable law.

About Us

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP has forged a reputation as one of the most prestigious law firms in the world. Relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity, our lawyers deliver the highest quality advice and novel solutions to our clients’ legal issues. We are known for handling the most complex transactions, litigation/controversy issues, and regulatory matters, as well as for the open, collaborative relationships we build with clients and each other. Our attorneys and professional staff, who reflect diverse backgrounds and perspectives, work together seamlessly across 21 offices in the world’s major financial centers.

Culture & Life at Skadden 

What makes Skadden special is our people and the culture, community and spirit of collaboration we have created. We believe in teamwork and inspiring each other to be our best in an atmosphere that promotes professionalism and excellence in all that we do. We know that inclusion, equity and drawing on the strength of a wide spectrum of diverse talent only make us better and is vital to the firm's success. Our goal is for everyone at the firm to enjoy a challenging career with opportunities for development and growth and to support the well-being of our attorneys and professional staff.


The overall well-being of our team is important to us.  We offer generous benefits to help you achieve wellness in all areas of your life.

  • Competitive salaries and year-end discretionary bonuses.
  • Comprehensive health care (medical, dental, vision), savings plan/401(k) and voluntary benefits.
  • Generous paid time off.
  • Paid leave options, including parental.
  • In-classroom, remote, and on-demand learning and professional development opportunities.
  • Robust well-being classes and programs.
  • Opportunities to give back and make an impact in local communities.

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EEO Statement

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.

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