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Analyst II- Payroll in Houston, TX at Westlake Chemical Corporation

Date Posted: 12/10/2018

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Job Description


The Payroll Analyst II performs administration and processes related to the various payrolls for employees of the subsidiary companies of Westlake Chemical Corporation (“the Company”) in the U.S. and Canada under the supervision of the Payroll Supervisor.  Assists the Payroll team with departmental duties and responsibilities.  Works closely with Benefits, Human Resources, Accounting, Legal, field locations, and employees at all levels throughout the company.


May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintains employee data in the payroll system.
  • Initiates time import into payroll system from time management system(s).
  • Balances hours according to earning codes.
  • Prepares and completes  payroll  input to settle payroll on a timely basis for each pay cycle and special pay cycle request.
  • Reviews pre and post processing payroll reports.
  • Verifies the pay cycle calendar is set up for future payrolls.
  • Reconciles 3rd party pays (garnishments).
  • Reviews and balances the general ledger journal entries.
  • Ensures compliance with all employee legislation and regulatory guidelines including but not limited to Employer Health Tax (EHT), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Employment Insurance (EI), Income Tax, pension and benefit contributions, etc.
  • Maintains complete understanding of all applicable federal/provincial laws related to payroll, including but not limited to garnishments, benefits and taxes.
  • Serves as backup to co-workers for certain tasks as determined by management.
  • Develops and maintains administrative procedures relative to the functions of this position
  • Performs primary thinking required by this job description.
  • Promotes a positive Company image at every opportunity.
  • Complies with all Company policies and procedures.
  • Performs any additional responsibilities or tasks as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or 5 years payroll experience in a large computerized multi-state payroll function.
  • Knowledge of payroll processes, calculations, and functions
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Analytical ability with aptitude for detail and systems
  • Knowledge of Workday Payroll  and time management system a plus
  • Interpersonal skills and team work orientation to handle issues with discretion, confidentiality, and professionalism.
  • Payroll accounting experience is preferred and Human Resources experience is a plus.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as normally based in an open office concept.  Some of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc.  May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators.


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