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Job #: R-00102980
Location: Remote, US
Category: Payroll
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Leidos’ Corporate Payroll Services team is seeking a customer service; solution oriented, dependable, Sr. Payroll Specialist to join its team. Our Payroll Services team handles complex union, federal contracting standards, expat, and other special pay situations for US based employees on missions around the world. This position will be responsible for providing support related to payroll processing, tax support, audit requests, status reporting, special projects, and other duties as assigned.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to run the day-to-day payroll functions in an efficient and timely manner under the supervision of the Director of Domestic Payroll.
  • Manage timesheet processing for MO’s weekly
  • Understand and compute, review, and  validate labor costs
  • Calculate, compile, and submit accurate information and adjustments into the payroll processing software for assigned employee groups.
  • Calculate miscellaneous pay components in compliance with federal, state, and/or local policies and tax guidelines.
  • Create, review, and audit manual checks.
  • Prepare manual upload files used in the processing of payroll.
  • Garnishment Payroll Entries and review
  • Evaluate, develop recommendations, and implement approved changes in the processing of payroll.
  • Ensure compliance with policies, regulations, wage tax laws, segregation of duties, SOX, DOL, and other legislation impacting payroll
  • Serve as a point of escalation for questions/issues from employees on union, federal contracting standards, expat, and other special pay situations.
  • Detect and resolve routine and complex payroll anomalies
  • Prepare external reports to internal business partners and research GL matters
  • Support help desk team by answering and resolving employee escalations
  • Support team with special payroll projects, tax adjustments, and complex research matters.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma and 5+ years of progressive payroll experience
  • Must have experience with Costpoint Payroll and Timekeeping
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Dependable
  • Understand cost accounting concepts
  • Ability to assess appropriately when to escalate employee or system issues Outcome driven mindset with complete focus on accuracy and timely processing of payroll
  • Organized and focused to drive results, improve processes, manage complex payroll escalations, and meet operational deadlines
  • Strong ability to work as a team, with focus on collaboration and developing business relations that drive high employee satisfaction
  • Experience with MS Excel, Pivot Tables, VLOOKLUP’s, and complex formulas
  • Knowledge of state, and local tax regulations
  • Ability to identify gaps in controls and remedy in partnership with management team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • UltiPro Payroll a plus

Pay Range:

Pay Range $48,750.00 - $75,000.00 - $101,250.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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