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Job #: R-00026166
Location: Oak Ridge, TN
Category: Payroll
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Leidos Corporate Group has an immediate opening for a Payroll Specialist to join our Enterprise Business Operations team in Oak Ridge - TN. In this role, you will be responsible to ensure that all employees receive on-time paychecks and serve on a small team of payroll specialists to achieve timely and accurate results. The payroll team handles complex union, federal contracting standards, ex-patriot and other special pay situations for US based employees on missions around the world.

Responsibilities and duties include the following, but not limited to:

  • Process multi-state payroll information for a portion of 30,000 employees.
  • Comply and adhere to multiple payroll policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate, develop recommendations, and implement approved changes in the processing of payroll.
  • Communicate issues and participates in problem resolution/escalation processes.      
  • Process complex payroll functions; such as, ensure that payroll files have been generated and transmitted for assigned facilities.
  • Calculate, compile and submit accurate and timely transfer of pay information and adjustments to the payroll processing vendor.
  • Calculate miscellaneous pay components in compliance to federal, state, and/or, local tax policies.
  • Serve as point of escalation to assist employees, and other internal stakeholders with questions, concerns, comments in a timely manner.
  • Serve as subject matter experts on one or more payroll topics. 
  • Conduct specialized research into issues and provide recommendations for payroll processing and outputs.
  • Review, coordinate and submit timely manual check requests including sensitive matters such as termination cases.
  • Review manual check log and ensure pertinent issues are resolved. 
  • Assist with wage audits (e.g. DCAA, Internal Audit, Benefits, agency, federal, state, etc.).
  • Assist with special projects as assigned.
  • Oversee and review over-payment payroll matters.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays (as needed) in order to assure payroll processing is completed by deadline.  

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED required and minimum 3 to 5 years of payroll processing experience.
  • Working knowledge of multi-state payroll processing.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 10 – Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work and manage payroll vendors.
  • Proficiency with Payroll systems such as ADP-EV5 or Ultipro.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPP certification is preferred. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field preferred.
  • Ability to process accounting functions and formulas in Microsoft Office suite is preferred.
  • Proficiency with unions, garnishments, and/or expat (international employee) payroll processing.
  • Ability to understand internal payroll controls. 

Professional Skills:

  • Proven ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Deadline driven.
  • Organized individual.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Ability to prioritize work.
  • Ability to work with internal and external stakeholders.

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Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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